View Full Version : [ubuntu] What commands do keybindings in GNOME run, if any?

April 25th, 2018, 10:31 PM
How do I figure out what command keybindings execute? When we add a custom shortcut, it asks us for a command that the shortcut should run. Naturally, it seems that the default shortcut should also run some command. For instance, "org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys play" let's you add a shortcut for it, but it doesn't say what it does in the system. I would assume that the configuration for that is stored somewhere in the file system, but I can't seem to figure out where. I can change it from it's default value, XF86AudioPlay, to any other shortcut and it still works, so it seems like the actual action doesn't depend on the XF86AudioPlay key.

April 25th, 2018, 11:15 PM
the media keys as well as other stock are built in.

for apps i usually go to /usr/share/applications, then i right click the app->properties & it shows the command.

April 26th, 2018, 01:05 AM
What do you mean by built in? I can simulate audio play/pause with 'xdotool --key XF86AudioPlay,' and 'XF86AudioPlay' is the default value for the Audio Play keybinding, but I can set it to something else so that the multimedia play/pause key doesn't do anything.

April 26th, 2018, 02:31 AM
What do you mean by built in?

as in created with the program.

yes, xdotool is a program to simulate keyboard strokes.
yes, you can rebind keys

your confusing. in plain words what do you want?

April 26th, 2018, 02:41 AM
i think OP wants to make shortcut keys to things he does not know a filesystem path for, but does know a resource name for, such as "org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys play" (i'm not sure if there needs to be a space in there or not).

April 26th, 2018, 02:52 AM
so icons for keyboard shortcuts?