Lantesh wrote: For example smplayer uses the space bar for pause. I guess I've just never needed the media keys.
Well, that's certainly a valid way of looking at the issue
. Though, even if the applications you use don't often use these keys, I imagine that launching a player with the dedicated button could sometimes be convenient even in such circumstances. Or opening a browser window. Or changing the zoom setting in the same browser (which still does not work for me, as the blue zoom buttons which are supposed to be activated with FN still don't work, just like the right Winlogo button). For some strange reason they don't even generate a scan code in xev, just as I said before. Not that it's a big problem, but I reckon someone (me, for one) might like to map some shortcuts to those, so a way of creating a keyboard model template which would accommodate them could save the day.