Volume Controls - sorry don't understand this part of i3 config

gradular volume control

bindsym $mod+XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 1%+ && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks
bindsym $mod+XF86AudioLowerVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 1%- && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks

mute

#bindsym XF86AudioMute exec amixer sset Master toggle && killall -USR1 i3blocks
#mute
bindsym XF86AudioMute exec pamixer -t && notify-send “mute: $(pamixer --get-mute)”

bindsym XF86AudioPlay exec playerctl play
bindsym XF86AudioPause exec playerctl pause
bindsym XF86AudioNext exec playerctl next
bindsym XF86AudioPrev exec playerctl previous

What I don’t understand is that normally there is a $mod+p or whatever, and this is the key combo that is mapped to the function. However I can’t see this in these examples. What am I missing? I keep getting errors when I add a $mod+p or whatever into those lines.

Hi @dongdong
XF86Audio… = linked to multimedia buttons/key’s on the keyboard. You don’t need mod+ for this.
When the keyboard has no multimedia key’s, like mine, i have to change it to another keybinding, like mod+key to change volume etc.

By the way. Welcome on the forum.

my example / amixer though. but same idea.

bindsym $mod+F9 exec  --no-startup-id amixer set Master 5%+          # increase volume
bindsym $mod+F8 exec  --no-startup-id amixer set Master 5%-          # decrease volume
bindsym $mod+F10 exec --no-startup-id amixer set Master toggle       # mute sound

edit ::: 1 – adding key search tool.

Showkey shows the keybindings of key’s.

$ showkey -a
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Hey Eric - thanks for this. I got mixed, I thought XF86Audio was some kind of audio program itself.
Cheers for clearing it up for me : )

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welcome at the purple side and at i3 too :enos_flag:

The audio keys are also not present on all devices… but you can change everything in config to fit your needs and system, if something is not working ask about.

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