Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

When system screen is locked one have to provide password before doing anything else.

However, I would like to use my keyboard's multimedia keys (e.g. change volume up and down) without typing the password first. How can I achieve this?

System is Ubuntu 10.04, quite default setup. Multimedia keys work flawlessly when the screen is not locked.

share|improve this question
    
I'ts been two years - Was this ever put into a release? –  Utkarsh Sinha Sep 28 '12 at 5:48
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I don't think that is possible with the current screensavers, by design.

However, you can always up-vote Brainstorm Idea #3870 and hope someone (or yourself) fixes it.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.