[14.04 64Bit]-USB Keyboard [Calculator] Button Does Not Work?

Jesse Palser jessepalsermailinglists at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 19:57:15 UTC 2014

On 04/27/2014 12:50 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Jesse Palser wrote:
>> Running Kubuntu 14.04 64Bit fully updated on my main development
>> desktop. My USB keyboard has a [Calculator] button, but when I press
>> it nothing happens?
>> How would I setup USB keyboard [Calculator] button so it works on my
>> Kubuntu OS?
> I don't know if that calculator button needs some special action, but
> for a "normal" key like F6 it works like this:
> Navigate to "K-menu" -> "System Settings" -> "Shortcuts and Gestures" ->
> "Custom Shortcuts". Right-click in the "Name" area and select "New" ->
> "Global Shortcut" -> "Command/URL". Type a name for the shortcut like
> "Calculator" and replace the "Comment" if you want. Then click the
> "Trigger" tab. Click at the "Shortcut" button which is labeled "None"
> and press the special key to trigger the action. Then click the "Action"
> tab and enter the command to start the calculator - "kcalc --caption
> KCalc" (without quotes) should work. Finally click "Apply" and test if
> it works.
> Nils

Thanks, that worked perfectly.


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