will google music frame 0.2 have multimedia keys for environments other than gnome?

Asked by joedoe47 on 2011-09-13

I was wondering if in this new version multimedia keys will be supported by environments like xfce or lxde? I'd imagine they would be the same but I don't know much about multimedia keys.

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Jiří Janoušek (fenryxo) said : #1

Short answer: definitely not in 0.2, because it has been already feature-freezed (will be released soon).

Long answer: There are two ways how to handle multimedia keys:

1) Directly via Xorg server (implemented). However, multimedia keys can't be blocked by any application.
2) Indirectly via service managing keyboard bindings and blocking multimedia keys. GMF can communicate only with GNOME Settings daemon. If there is such a service in LXDE or XFCE, multimedia keys won't work in GMF.

I think it should be easy to add support for other keybindings services assuming they have good API. However, I don't have multimedia keyboard and it's waste of time to try implementing feature without testing. Volunteers are welcome.

joedoe47 (joedoe47) said : #2

well for some reason on xfce4 I've been able to use multimedia keys. With 1.0 it would work at times but now with the update it seems ok. IDK what happened but I'm happy and it's working on xfce 4.8 at the very least. Now that you mention it google music frame using xorg that might have something to do why it wasn't originally working for me on xfce. I install xorg directly from xorg's stable ppa and they sometimes mess up. I don't think any application would have blocked my multimedia keys I only use leafpad and firefox, may be an xterm terminal here and there.

joedoe47 (joedoe47) said : #3

well for some reason on xfce4 I've been able to use multimedia keys. With 1.0 it would work at times but now with the update it seems ok. IDK what happened but I'm happy and it's working on xfce 4.8 at the very least. Now that you mention it google music frame using xorg that might have something to do why it wasn't originally working for me on xfce. I install xorg directly from xorg's stable ppa and they sometimes mess up. I don't think any application would have blocked my multimedia keys I only use leafpad and firefox, may be an xterm terminal here and there.