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Swap volume and function keys

Postby davew on Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:37 am

I am new to Mint (and Linux in general) and am not sure how to configure the following.
On my laptop I have

Volume mute: Fn key + F7; Volume down: Fn key + F8; Volume up: Fn key + F9

The volume controls work fine, no problems, but I would like to swap the actions so that I can mute the volume by pressing just the F7 key, and so that pressing Fn key + F7 key sends an F7 keystroke. I'd like the same idea with volume up and down, but I don't know how to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Swap volume and function keys

Postby sreeharsha on Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:14 am

first go to system:preferences:keyboard shortcuts and then go to sound,select the button you want to change and press the keys you want to use
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Re: Swap volume and function keys

Postby davew on Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:28 am

Thanks, I've done that now, but then I lose the functionality of F7, F8, F9 ? I think I need to do some kind of remapping?
I'm not sure I explained very clearly what I'm trying to do. I would like "Fn + F7" to send a F7 keystroke to the system instead of a Mute Volume one?
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Re: Swap volume and function keys

Postby sreeharsha on Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:36 am

do you mean that you are goin to loose the functionality of already existing keys.....
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Re: Swap volume and function keys

Postby davew on Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:48 am

Yes. If I set up the shortcut for volume mute as F7, then I can no longer use F7 if some program should need me to.
This is how my keyboard currently works:

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I press   F7        and the result is   F7
I press   Fn + F7   and the result is   Mute


And this is how I would like it to work:

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I press   F7        and the result is   Mute
I press   Fn + F7   and the result is   F7


I hope this is understandable :D
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Re: Swap volume and function keys

Postby sreeharsha on Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:23 pm

yes i undersood but i dont know how to over come your prob....i just know how to configure keys....im also somewhat beginner of linux......
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