spec on "multimedia buttons"

Mike Hearn m.hearn at signal.qinetiq.com
Fri Aug 1 16:01:00 EEST 2003

I think that is an issue dealt with by the users desktop, in gnome it's
acme for instance. Why is a standard needed?

On Fri, 2003-08-01 at 13:14, st at stereolyzer.net wrote:
> Hello, 
> i'd like to ask for your opinion on a common spec for handling
> "multimedia keys" like volume +/- which are commonly used on laptops
> and (recent) usb keyboards.
> Let me briefly describe a showcase using the above example setting
> volume (for GNOME volume-applet):
> When the user modifies the volume via keys the volume-applet on the
> panel is activated and moves the slider up and down following the
> user input.
> So we wouldn't have to ways of displaying and setting the actual
> volume level with gtkpbbuttons / applet for keyboard / mouse.
> I think apple does something like that on OSX.
> The same would apply to screen brightness.
> Sorry if that's already an old topic, I might have missed the search
> function on the list archives.
> Thanks for your time, 
> Robert
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Mike Hearn <m.hearn at signal.qinetiq.com>
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