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I am trying to create an entry in "Custom Shortcuts" settings in KDE (Ubuntu). I can set the trigger to e.g. Ctrl+Alt+X but the button I'm interested in is the multimedia key which, under Windows, launches the AlienFX software.

All the other media buttons do something. How can I capture this one? I guess its scancode is off the chart, so to speak.

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Which multimedia key exactly would that be? Can you be more specific? – Kard Nails Mar 22 '14 at 21:17
The one which launches the AlienFX configuration software. In principle, shouldn't there be a way of capturing any unusual extra key? – spraff Mar 24 '14 at 14:13
You need to configure them first. Actually, are your media keys working in KDE? Do you use them for something? – Kard Nails Mar 24 '14 at 14:24
The normal keys (play/pause etc) work fine. – spraff Mar 24 '14 at 14:24
Run showkey and see if your key is being recognized by the system. – Kard Nails Mar 24 '14 at 14:26

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