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Re: Default applications in Gnome 3 not respected

Thanks for your reply Camaleón.

On Wed, 2011-11-16 at 18:31 +0000, Camaleón wrote: 
> On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:29:03 +0100, Steven wrote:
> (...)
> > I have a 'launch media player' key on my keyboard, which should launch
> > my default music player. 
> Run "xev" and press that key to see what triggers.

If I'm reading the output of xev correctly that would be keycode 36, no
name mentioned. When I configure keyboard shortcuts (system settings -
keyboard, tab shortcuts - 'sound and Media') it says that key is named

> Maybe what your keyboard understands for "media player" is not an "audio 
> player" but a more generic mulmedia player (totem is capable of running 
> video and audio tracks while rhythmbox only audio).
> I don't have such special key in my keyboard but I would try this:
> >From "System info", set "rhythmbox" as default application for both, 
> music and video, and see if that works.

I actually have my video player set to VLC in the defaults, so if it
would launch the default video player instead of music player, I
(sh)would have been VLC, not totem.

> If it works, that could mean that your "launch media player" key is 
> associated to the default video player application from your system, so 
> I'm afraid you will have to manually edit the keycode to instruct your 
> key to launch the audio player instead.

As far as I can see Gnome doesn't make that distinction when configuring
the keyboard shortcuts.

> If it neither works, we'll have to start looking into another place :-)

I'm ready to try some stuff, now that I (partially) fixed my other 2
problems. :)

> Greetings,
> -- 
> Camaleón

Kind regards,

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