keyboard shortcuts

Asked by talerun

I have Logitech cordless keyboard and mouse set
I can't use multimedia shortcuts (play/pause, stop, prev. next track buttons) in Amarok
Tried changing global shortcuts, but no success
Can someone help pls

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aznmhc (mhc7791) said :
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There are many problems with wireless products with Ubuntu. You would need to talk to a doctor.

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aznmhc (mhc7791) said :
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There are many problems with wireless products with Ubuntu. You would need to talk to a doctor.

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talerun (talerun) said :
#3

thanks for nothing aznmhc

buttons work with rhytmbox
no problem with the wireless

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Harald Sitter (apachelogger) said :
#4

thanks for nothing but a useless description :-P

Can you please provide some more information... does Amarok even recognize that you are pressing the keys (e.g. write their name in the appropriate box)?... does any other application use the very same keys? if so it could be easily that another app is already using them (i.e. lock them).

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mooglinux (mooglinux) said :
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I have this exacpt same issue, perhaps i could shed some light on it. I use a logitech wired wave keyboard, and i can assure you that wireless is not the issue here. Amarok does not recognize it when i press the keys. However, these keys are fully functional (most of them anyway, all the media keys work fine, see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=565032 and http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-565032.html) and going to system ->preferances -> keyboard shortcuts works perfectly fine, you simply click the shortcut you want the key set to and press the key, and it works wonderfully, with totem, movie player, and rythembox. however, when i go to the settings-> configure global shortcuts in amorok, and click a shortcut to change it, (lets use 'play/pause' as an example) i doulbe click play/pause, click the button next to primary shortcut and nothing happens. it stays what it was before. then i tried to use keytouch (which claims to have an amarok plugin) and after failing to get it to recognize any of my shortcuts once i closed keytouch, i uninstalled it. now what heppens when i try to assign the media key for play/pause in amarok, is it recognizes it and says "XF86AudioPause" however, amorok does not pause when i press it......

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Martijn Meijer (toolunious) said :
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Amarok has a plug-in that translates gnome-shortcuts to the Amarok program. Look in the script-manager for "Gnome Multimedia Key's"...

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Aleksander BlomskĂžld (aleksabl) said :
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The Gnome Multimedia Key's worked perfectly for me.

Quick howto:
1. Download the script from: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=60910
2. In Amarok, select Tools--> Script Manager, then click on Install Script, and select the newly downloaded file
3. Select the script under the general folder, and click Run

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Lucky LIX (luckylix) said :
#8

Thanks Martijn and Aleksander, Gnome Multimedia Key's works great :)

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eelceedee (lowest-common-denominator) said :
#9

Thanks, that works perfectly! :)

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BrowneR (chris-scotland) said :
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I have now created a new version of the media keys script for anyone using Amarok 2.

See here: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=103448

Cheers.

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Randy Earl (randy-earl) said :
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@BrowneR
Thank you! Was the missing link for my full Amarok listening pleasure.

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