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I'm using the i3 window manager along with GNOME. Everything seems to work except for my media keys--volume up, volume down, brightness up, brightness down, etc. How can I get them to work in the GNOME way? I know I map these keys to certain commands in my i3 config, but GNOME is supposed to handle these things, and also give a nice visual feedback bar for the volume and brightness levels. How can I get media keys to work again? I'm on Arch linux, btw, running GNOME 3.18.

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not sure if you still want an anwser. Haven't tested with GNOME, but i use this in my i3config From: Avalanche of sheep

# Multimedia Keys
# increase volume
bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec amixer -q set Master 5%+ unmute
# decrease volume
bindsym XF86AudioLowerVolume exec amixer -q set Master 5%- unmute
# mute volume
bindsym XF86AudioMute exec amixer -q set Master mute
# pause / play / next / previous
bindsym XF86AudioPlay exec playerctl play-pause
bindsym XF86AudioNext exec playerctl next
bindsym XF86AudioPrev exec playerctl previous

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