I’m using a chromebook and i don’t have a dedicated volume/mute buttons because they are tied to Fkeys. is there a way to rebind my volume / media control buttons on my keyboard? any ghelp would be fantastic!
Hello @Imnewhere and welcome to the forum
This can be done by editing
Go to Settings Menu super+s → RC - configuration file…
Then search for XF86Audio (it is around line 620) and change/add your keys combo.
There are 3 commands defined: volume up, down and mute (pamixer -i 2,pamixer -d 2,pamixer -t)
|W||Super key (Usually bound to the Windows key on keyboards which have one)|
Save file and logout or just run command:
Help:Bindings - Openbox
If you use mouse you can just roll up/down above “volume indicator” on the panel near clock.
THAT WORKED! thank you! spotify here i come!
I think this should be configured by default for users who don’t have media keys. The only problem is what keyboard shortcuts to use?
Got any ideas?
because of my chromebooks layout, it has the icons for volume up/down on the F keys.
but as a default maybe C-S-up/down arrows?
Thanks, I have to check if it is not in conflict with some popular programs shortcuts.
So I consider:
or maybe with Alt:
Maybe he could post the chromebook’s brand/model in order to see the keyboard layout. Usually, the Fn keys behavior can be modified in the BIOS.
There is relevant info in the Arch Wiki. You were trying to fix the regular volume keys, right?