Setting key shortcuts in LXDE / Openbox

leszek.lesner at leszek.lesner at
Fri Dec 21 15:37:04 UTC 2012

There is an little application called xev that records keypresses and shows their keycodes when executed in terminal. 
Von meinem Nokia N9 gesendet

Lars Noodén schrieb am 21.12.12 16:07:

>> Lars Noodén schrieb am 21.12.12 15:27:
>> My USB keyboard and USB speakers have some extra keys like Play/Pause
>> and mute. Where can I find the settings configuration for LXDE or
>> Openbox to bind these keys to specific actions?
>> Regards
>> /Lars
On 12/21/2012 04:39 PM, leszek.lesner at wrote:
> I really would suggest binding those keys to a specific application, as binding the globally would also only work with one application. 
> There is a global shortcut plugin for audacious and mplayer. 
> But if you really want to globally bind them do it in the ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml .
> There are some bindings already there so it should be pretty selfexplainable. 
> --
> Von meinem Nokia N9 gesendet

I see ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml How do I find the names of the
extra keys? They seem to do nothing when pressed in the terminal or an



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