Bug #753

Media hotkeys don't work

Added by V 7 2 months ago. Updated 7 days ago.

Status:Rejected Start date:November 05, 2017
Priority:Major Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:

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Category:plugins/hotkey
Target version:-
Affects version:3.6.2

Description

Dear developer,

I've noticed that global hotkeys for audacious just disabled os something like that. I've already removed config files for it and reinstalled audacious. So then it worked, but after some time ... stoped. I'm talking about media keys like ( Fn+Play etc. ) ... so I guess that something wrong with plugin_registry file. It just stops listening to media keys.

Btw thank you very much for this type of music player

Best regards,
vv7v7

History

#1 Updated by John Lindgren 2 months ago

If you reset the configuration again, does it start working again? Save a copy of the old configuration so we can compare and see what's different.

#2 Updated by V 7 2 months ago

Dear John Lindgren,

Roger. I'll try do this when it might happen.

Best regards,
vv7v7

#3 Updated by N. Andrew Walsh 2 months ago

Don't know if this is related/relevant, but the universal hotkeys plugin has also disappeared. Was this intentional?

#4 Updated by John Lindgren about 1 month ago

V 7, have you seen this problem again? If not, I'll close this report, but you can still reply to it with more details if/when the problem occurs again.

#5 Updated by N. Andrew Walsh about 1 month ago

John Lindgren wrote:

V 7, have you seen this problem again? If not, I'll close this report, but you can still reply to it with more details if/when the problem occurs again.

I know I'm not really invited, but (as I have a similar problem), I deleted my config and restarted audacious. I tried binding key combinations to the command "audacious --play". Although that command works from the command line, it does not work when invoked by the WM (for example, using xbindkeys).

This is only in the most recent version; the previous version worked fine. Did you change how audacious listens to X11 keypress events?

#6 Updated by John Lindgren about 1 month ago

N. Andrew Walsh wrote:

I know I'm not really invited, but (as I have a similar problem)

I don't think it's the same problem, so you're just adding confusion here. Please take your troubleshooting questions to the forum.

Did you change how audacious listens to X11 keypress events?

No, the hotkey handling hasn't changed in years.

#7 Updated by Jim Turner about 1 month ago

I'm sure I'm not invited either (lol), but here's something I do w/xbindkeys on a box (a big clunky ol' Dell Inspiron 1564 lappy) w/media keys:

(~/.xbindkeysrc):

...
#Prev Song
"/usr/local/bin/audtool_user.sh playlist-reverse" 
    m:0x0 + c:173
    XF86AudioPrev 

#PlayPause
"/usr/local/bin/audtool_user.sh playlist-pause" 
    m:0x0 + c:172
    NoSymbol 

#Next Song
"/usr/local/bin/audtool_user.sh playlist-advance" 
    m:0x0 + c:171
    NoSymbol 

#Quieter
"/usr/bin/amixer -q set Master 4- unmute" 
    m:0x0 + c:122
    XF86AudioLowerVolume 

#Louder
"/usr/bin/amixer -q set Master 4+ unmute" 
    m:0x0 + c:123
    XF86AudioRaiseVolume 

#MuteToggle
"/usr/bin/amixer -q set Master toggle" 
    m:0x0 + c:121
    XF86AudioMute 

Then (/usr/local/bin/audtool_user.sh) looks something like this:

#!/bin/bash

sudo su -c "/usr/local/bin/audtool --$1" $USER

Give that a try (changing your keys/functions to whatever they are on your box).

Regards,

Jim

#8 Updated by John Lindgren 7 days ago

Closing due to insufficient information. I use the global hotkeys every day and have never had trouble with them not working (aside from other software like VirtualBox grabbing the same keycodes, which we have no control over).

#9 Updated by John Lindgren 7 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

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