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Offline WEW59

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I am trying to assign a keyboard shortcut to turn the volume up and down. I can
assign control+(any letter) but want to assign control+(the up arrow key) for volume up. I can't assign the the up arrow or anything in that group of keys. I am running peppermint 8-20171130-i386 on hp pavilion 533w with a 2ghz processor / 1gb ram. Is there a file that could be edited or another way this can be accomplished. When I put tick the control button and hit the up arrow and hit apply i get aninvalid character message.

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Hi WEW59,

Open the Peppermint Control Center and open the tab named Keyboard Shortcuts. When assigning an arrow key in a key combination such as

Code: [Select]
Control + (up arrow key)
do not press the arrow key, but try just entering the word Up (or Down, or Left, or Right for the different directions). If that does not work then ask back here again.

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thank you for responding, tried to enter up got same message envalid charactor

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You should be able to click on Ctrl and type

Code: [Select]
Up

in the box, with the capital U. Working here on Peppermint 7.

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Hi WEW59,

User murraymint is right. The first letter in any of the directions must be capitalized (as in my original post). As with almost everything in Linux, it is necessary to pay close attention to how things are written!  ;)

If you are still having trouble, let us know.

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You were right Slim Fatz, sorry I wasn't paying attention it did work with a capital letter. I will pay much closer attention next time. Thanks to you Murrymint as well.

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Hi WEW59,

Glad to hear it worked for you!  8)

If the issue has been solved to your satisfaction, please go back to the first message, click on the Modify button (in the upper right corner of the message) and then add (SOLVED) to the end of the Subject: line. Only the original author can do this (or one of the officials here -- but they are quite busy trying to help others with their problems).

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