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In Gnome when I pressed the "play" button on my keyboard it would play/pause the song in a media player.

In KDE when I press the play button nothing happens.

I want to use this key to send a play/pause signal message to the program "mpc" so that when I press the key it does the same thing as typing "mpc toggle" in a terminal.

How can this be done?

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Have you set the keyboard type in KDE System Settings / Hardware / Input Devices / Keyboard, tab Hardware, Keyboard model? If yes and still nothing happens, you might need to configure the action triggered by the key in System Settings / Common Appearance and Behaviour / Shortcuts and Gestures / Custom Shortcuts.

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