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audio keys while screen is locked

Hi, is there a way to enable my audio keys while the screen is locked? I'm using Fedora 15 and Gnome 3.


  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    If the scrren is locked and you need to enter a password to unlock it, the answer is no. Maybe you should explain why you would need to do this. Then maybe we could give you some other answer.
    Audio keys? Are you talking about keyboard shortcuts?
  • I had music playing and the screen locked, then someone came into my office to talk to me, and I wanted to just mute the box by pressing the mute key. Since the screen was locked (password required), I could not mute.
  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    Ah, that explains the question, but, without entering the password, I'm afraid there was no way, at least through the keyboard.
  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    Per my understanding all keyboard keys are included in the locking mechanism, your best option would be to get speakers with an on/off switch or volume control when this happens.
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