View Full Version : [kubuntu] How to map mutimedia keys in KDE

July 8th, 2011, 12:49 AM
So I have a very simple problem, or rather I thought it was going to be simple. I have a keyboard with some multimedia buttons. They are the standard ones, (Home, Browser, New Document, etc.) but at the moment they don't do anything. I would like to set it up so that Home executes 'dolphin ~', Browser opens Firefox, New Document opens Libre Office.

This was all very straight-forward in GNOME but I can't figure out how to in KDE (I am a relative newcomer to KDE). I went to System Settings->Shortcuts and Gestures and played around for awhile but to no avail :(. I've also tried DuckDuckGo-ing.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

July 8th, 2011, 04:19 AM
You might actually have to install a driver for your keyboard.

July 8th, 2011, 04:34 AM
I was able to map keys and the computer recognized it, but I couldn't make it DO anything.

July 11th, 2011, 02:32 AM
What do you mean by 'the computer recognized it"?

If they send an X event, you can bind them to a command via xbindkeys.