Multimedia keys with FN key dkwm

Anyone know how to setup XF86 keys below with dkwm.
XF86AudioMute
XF86AudioLowerVolume
XF86AudioRaiseVolume

Thanks

@chroot - Where did you get that example? Looks like setup for dwm.

@KoO -

I just have them in the sxhkdrc file:

XF86AudioRaiseVolume
  pamixer -i 5 

XF86AudioLowerVolume
  pamixer -d 5

XF86AudioMute
  pamixer -t

For pamixer and pulseaudio.

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LOL, read as dwm.

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Thanks PackRat Works a treat. :+1:

Thanks for this!
This will put an end to my fiddling with volume in systray!!

womp

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No problem.

And I will exercise some moderator super powers and re-post the information @chroot posted since it’s an excellent example. This is code to get your multimedia keys working in dwm. It also applies to player control, brightness, browser, mail erc … keys:

#include <X11/XF86keysym.h>

/* Add somewhere in your constants definition section */
static const char *upvol[]   = { "/usr/bin/pactl", "set-sink-volume", "0", "+5%",     NULL };
static const char *downvol[] = { "/usr/bin/pactl", "set-sink-volume", "0", "-5%",     NULL };
static const char *mutevol[] = { "/usr/bin/pactl", "set-sink-mute",   "0", "toggle",  NULL };

/* If you use amixer, use this instead. Thanks go to DaniOrt3ga. */
static const char *upvol[] = { "/usr/bin/amixer", "set", "Master", "5%+", NULL };
static const char *downvol[] = { "/usr/bin/amixer", "set", "Master", "5%-", NULL };
static const char *mutevol[] = { "/usr/bin/amixerl", "set", "Master", "toggle", NULL };

/* To use light add this to the constant definition section. Thanks Hritik14. */
static const char *light_up[] = {"/usr/bin/light", "-A", "5", NULL};
static const char *light_down[] = {"/usr/bin/light", "-U", "5", NULL};


/* Add to keys[] array. With 0 as modifier, you are able to use the keys directly. */
static Key keys[] = {
	{ 0,                       XF86XK_AudioLowerVolume, spawn, {.v = downvol } }
	{ 0,                       XF86XK_AudioMute, spawn, {.v = mutevol } }
	{ 0,                       XF86XK_AudioRaiseVolume, spawn, {.v = upvol   } }
};

/* If you have a small laptop keyboard or don't want to spring your fingers too far away. */
static Key keys[] = {
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_F11, spawn, {.v = downvol } },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_F9,  spawn, {.v = mutevol } },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_F12, spawn, {.v = upvol   } },
};

/* To use light add this to the keys[] array. Thanks Hritik14. */
static Key keys[] = {
	{ 0,				XF86XK_MonBrightnessUp,		spawn,	{.v = light_up} },
	{ 0,				XF86XK_MonBrightnessDown,	spawn,	{.v = light_down} },
};

Note that you have to include the XF86keysym.h file, then define the functions, and finally define the keybindings. Put this code in your config.def.h (or config.h) then (re)-compile dwm.

Adjust the functions for your particular system.

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Great!!

womp

Thanks for this PackRat :+1:

dkwm
If anyone wants to run media keys on non-systemd or runit like Void, you need to change XF86Audio command.

# Media volume controls

XF86AudioRaiseVolume
  amixer -q sset Master,0 1+ unmute

XF86AudioLowerVolume
  amixer -q sset Master,0 1- unmute

XF86AudioMute
  amixer -q sset Master,0 toggle

As per PackRat DWM

Thanks again.