Using Microsoft keyboard hot keys
anton-F0u+EriZ6ihBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Sat Jul 3 15:15:50 UTC 2004
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I followed your suggestion and changed the 'Option "XkbModel"' in the
keyboard section of my XF68Config file, and now when I go into the
kHotkeys configuration and press one of the keys, it inputs a name like
For the record, here is my 'keyboard' section:
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
## Use the multimedia keys on a Microsoft keyboard:
Option "XkbModel" "microsoftinet"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Andy Jack wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 12:07:32AM -0400, Anton Markov wrote:
>>I have a "Microsoft" keyboard (the most basic one, I think), which has a
>>set of additional buttons above the function keys - "back", "forward",
>>"stop", etc. How can I bind these keys to events in KDE (say shell
>>scripts or DCOP calls)? The KDE KHotkeys system does not recognize the
> Hi; while this isn't an answer to your question it may lead you in the
> right direction. I had one of these MS keyboards set up to work with
> hotkeys under FluxBox. In XF86Config I had:
> Option "XkbModel" "microsoftinet"
> Using "xev" and pushing all the extra buttons you can see the messages
> each keypress/unpress event generates and figure out the button names.
> They were things like "XF86Back", "XF86Forward", "XF86MyComputer", and
> so on. xev will also tell you if X is actually getting events from
> keypresses... maybe this is why you can't input them into KHotKeys?
> So I think your challenge now is to see if the KHotKeys will accept
> these long event names somehow...
Anton Markov <("anton" + "@" + "truxtar" + "." + "com")>
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