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Hey! I was lookin' around for keyboards as my spill resistant flat-tiled one is the most difficult gaming experience ever. Came accross this site where you customise your own keyboard (link) which is a definite buy for me.

Looking around at some customer-made designs I saw one with a play button on the 'F' row and some other randomly placed ones like next track. Out of curiosity I looked at my laptop keyboards and one has no multimedia shortcut keys bound to the 'F's and the other 2 have them randomly placed, one of which actually has the play button as a function key onto the command-line opening key above tab not even an 'F' thinking.gif

So these laptop keyboards, are they just keyboards with these play symbols printed on with specific drivers for the keyboard that the laptop recognises as shortcuts? And I could just do the same with some random key binder software from the interwebz on a normal computer keyboard? I've not really spent much more than a tenner on a keyboard but fancy the real deal and it would really help to switch songs quickly and, maybe a shuffle tracks key etc. in there.
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I don't know, but I just use SharpKeys:

 

http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/

 

http://www.randyrants.com/2011/12/sharpkeys_35.html

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I use autohotkey.
Below are,
control+arrow key up is volume up 3 internal
control+arrow key down is volume down 3 internal
control+arrow key left is previous song
control+arrow key right is next song

^Up::Send {Volume_Up 3}
^Down::Send {Volume_Down 3}

^Left::Send {Media_Prev}
^Right::Send {Media_Next}

They work with my vlc, media player classic, foobar2000.
If you like autohotkey, there are tons scripts on the net you can google or visit autohotkey forum.
Hope this helps.
Edited by qcktthfm1 - 7/16/13 at 6:42pm
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Originally Posted by qcktthfm1 View Post

I use autohotkey.
Below are,
control+arrow key up is volume up 3 internal
control+arrow key down is volume down 3 internal
control+arrow key left is previous song
control+arrow key right is next song

^Up::Send {Volume_Up 3}
^Down::Send {Volume_Down 3}

^Left::Send {Media_Prev}
^Right::Send {Media_Next}

They work with my vlc, media player classic, foobar2000.
If you like autohotkey, there are tons scripts on the net you can google or visit autohotkey forum.
Hope this helps.

Thanks, will use those for hte meantime, though was hoping for a 1-finger press thing!

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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

I don't know, but I just use SharpKeys:

http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/

http://www.randyrants.com/2011/12/sharpkeys_35.html

Can't see much about Multimedia keys there but thanks for the link.
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Sure you can change "the green letters" to any key you want biggrin.gif

^Up::Send {Volume_Up 3}
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Originally Posted by The Marv Dog View Post


Thanks, will use those for hte meantime, though was hoping for a 1-finger press thing!
Can't see much about Multimedia keys there but thanks for the link.

 

Thanks to SharpKeys, I have Keypad Minus for Volume Down, Keypad Plus for Volume Up, Keypad Del for Mute, and I used to have a few others for Play, Pause, Stop, Prev, Next, etc. However, I haven't needed those extra multimedia keys so I put those keys back to their defaults.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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