< Amarok | Archives Revision as of 18:51, 11 December 2012 (view source) Votick (talk | contribs) (Created page with "This Howto describes howto start amarok, send amarok to tray and maximize it with your Capslock button. == Verify your Keycode == Every Key on your Keyboard has a unique Key...")Newer edit → (No difference) Revision as of 18:51, 11 December 2012 This Howto describes howto start amarok, send amarok to tray and maximize it with your Capslock button. Contents 1 Verify your Keycode 1.1 Modmaps 2 Howto Change Capslock in OpenSuSE 3 Howto Change Capslock in Gentoo 4 Set your shortcut for amarok Verify your Keycode Every Key on your Keyboard has a unique Keycode. Generally speaking Capslock has the Keycode 66. To verify this information, there is a tool called "xev". $ xev now a little window pops up and lots of information will fill your terminal. When you move your mouse, xev will post even more Information. So best focus the window popped up earlier and do not touch your mouse. You just have to press the Key on your Keyboard to gain the information you need. Press the Capslock Key and some Text should appear in your terminal, that looks a little like this one: KeyPress event, serial 27, synthetic NO, window 0x1200001, root 0x3f, subw 0x0, time 53368, (89,13), root:(180,178), state 0x2, keycode 66 (keysym 0xffe5, Caps_Lock), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent returns: False KeyRelease event, serial 27, synthetic NO, window 0x1200001, root 0x3f, subw 0x0, time 53471, (89,13), root:(180,178), state 0x2, keycode 66 (keysym 0xffe5, Caps_Lock), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 0 bytes: You can stop xev by typing "ctrl c" in the terminal, that runs xev. Modmaps Xorg handles your Keyboard by Modmaps. In these Modmaps every Key has a unique Keycode and it is ensured that one Key fullfills one task. To re-define your Capslock you have to make your own Modmap. There are Usermodmaps ( ~/.Xmodmap) and Sysmodmaps (/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap). The Xserver is checking for these Modmaps on every startup. So you just have to make one of these files to change the behaviour of your Capslock button. Howto Change Capslock in OpenSuSE If you use Suse, the best way is to make a Usermodmap. $ touch ~/.Xmodmap $ youreditorhere ~/.Xmodmap then put these two lines in the .Xmodmap file: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 66 = F21 When you restart X Capslock has the shortcut F21. Howto Change Capslock in Gentoo The Usermodmap does not work in case you use KDM or WDM as your Displaymanager. (if it works for you i'd appreciate a feedback.thx.) So we have to make a Sysmodmap. $ touch /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap This modmap is loaded by default. $ youreditorhere /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap Now put these two lines in your .Xmodmap file: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 66 = F21 $ restartx Set your shortcut for amarok The Capslock Key is now defined as Key F21. Set your Shortcut for Amarok to F21 and you can start Amarok, send it to tray and remaximize it by just pressing capslock. In Kde you can set your Shortcuts by opening Kcontrol -> Regional & Accessibility -> Keyboard shortcuts -> Command Shortcuts -> Multimedia -> Amarok The easiest way to set your Shortcut in Wmaker is to add Amarok to your right-click-menu. You can set your shortcut with WPrefs. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Amarok/Archives/Howto_use_Capslock_the_right_way&oldid=27816" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.