In KDE4, I want to be able to change my sound volume both with the built-in Volume Up key as well as Meta+U.

While I can define alternate keybindings for all program-wide actions, there is no such column in the Global System Shortcuts settings. How can I define multiple global keyboard shortcuts for the same action?

  • I haven't used KDE in a long time, but couldn't you have a shortcut to run a DBUS command to up the volume too? Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 20:19
  • Like @supercheetah suggests, I have also gone the DBUS route with a very simple python script to adjust my screen brightness under GNOME 3's fallback mode, since it doesn't offer a screen brightness applet anymore, after GNOME 2.
    – rbrito
    Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 2:17

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You might look into a program like AutoKey. https://code.google.com/p/autokey/

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