Map Logitech Back/Forward Buttons to Media Controls on Linux Mint

I usually let Rythmbox run in random mode. But depending on my mood, I want to skip a song now an then. As Lenovo moved the media controls from FN-Cursor (W520) to Fn-Function (W530) key combinations (FN-F10/F12 for previous/next track), I was looking for a simpler solution. Roll in the Previous/Next Page Buttons of my M570 Trackball!

Thanks to this blog post by Stefan Jones, mapping the buttons was – after some digging into the xvkbd man page and this Xmodmap configuration – quite easy.

sudo apt-get install xbindkeys
touch ~/.xbindkeysrc

Then add the following lines to ~/.xbindkeysrc using your favourite editor:

# button further away from the user -> previous track
"xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[XF86AudioPrev]""
m:0x0 + b:8
 
# button closer to the user -> next track
"xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[XF86AudioNext]""
m:0x0 + b:9

Add „xbindkeys” to your „Startup Applications” (if not already done by the xbindkeys installation and your are done.

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