[xubuntu-users] [Bulk] Re: [14.04 64Bit]-"gmusicbrowser":Toggle Pause With One Keyboard Key?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Fri Oct 24 23:54:37 UTC 2014

On Sat, 2014-10-25 at 01:41 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 2014-10-25 at 01:15 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Fri, 2014-10-24 at 19:00 -0400, GothSpark Imvu wrote:
> > > It depend does your kayboard have media keys ? or prehaps in the app
> > > use the spacebar ? or c or bind a key in the settings I think it is
> > > under hotkeys and correct me if I am wrong but you can use some
> > > combinaison of CTRL ALT and SUPER else you can do that in the keyboard
> > > setting (from the keyboard setting in xubuntu) for this you will have
> > > to read the docs about the commands that gmusicbrowser support because
> > > those actualy lunch commands, but please map those to ones that you
> > > will use for some that are not used for in-apps shortcuts that you may
> > > use else you will get trouble. (double going on while you work)
> > 
> > A little bit OT, but indeed, it's important to keep this in mind,
> > another issue is that Linux tends to fail for some short cuts, e.g. if
> > you set up that the Windows or Alt key should do something, than it
> > could be an issue for combinations of those keys + at least one other
> > key.  However, IIUC the OP has set up a key for pause and if the OP
> > pushes that key the playing is paused, but by pushing it again, playing
> > doesn't continue. That isn't a bug, but one of two fundamental
> > attitudes. One attitude is that the pause key does toggle between pause
> > and playing and the other is, that pause, just pause playing and to
> > continue there's the need to push play instead. I suspect that the OP
> > needs to send a feature request to upstream.
> PS: The pause option for analog and digital audio or video tapes does
> cause something different than the stop option does. For software a
> pause option quasi is idiotic, _but_ a user should be able to choose if
> a key should toggle between stop and play or not.

PPS: A bad habit of some non-pro software is that stop does stop +
return to the beginning, what actually isn't a stop option. Some
pro-audio software stops when pushing the stop key one time, and stop
and returns to the beginning or another cue-point by double-pushing the

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