Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71005
Feature Request: add xbindkeys for future releases
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:19 EDT
I'm not sure where to place this feature request, but rawhide seems the most
logical spot. I don't know of another program currently in rawhide that supports
multimedia keyboards, so I thought I'd suggest xbindkeys. I've been using
xbindkeys for a while to make my extra set of multimedia keys on my keyboard
somewhat functional, not as functional as adding a new xkeyboard map specific to
my keyboard...but definitely much easier to setup.
it even has a gtk based gui config tool.
I've wanted to do get people's extra keyboard buttons to work for some time now,
but the UI for XBindKeys looks overly complicated.
So there's two parts to the problem. One is getting the keyboard properly
configured so that the OS gets signals from these extra keys. That should be
the job of redhat-config-keyboard.
The other part is associating actions with those extra keys. It seems to me
that the place to do that is the gnome-keybinding-properties. I'll change the
component of this report to redhat-config-keyboard since we plan on removing
kbdconfig in the next release.
Deferring since this isn't going to happen for this release.