Problem emulating keystrokes from "Application Shortcuts"

Adam B cruxic at
Thu Sep 15 21:05:16 CEST 2011

Hello all,

My new keyboard does not have an audio "Play/Pause" key.  However I've found
a way to emulate it with this command:

   xdotool key XF86AudioPlay

Works great from the command line.  Now all I need to do is bind the above
command to a keyboard shortcut.  I go to Xfce Settings Manager -> Keyboard
-> Application Shortcuts and setup a binding.  It does not work.  I've
proven that Xfce is executing my xdotool command but for some reason it has
no effect.  It's as if the execution context is different when Xfce executes

Any thoughts?

- Cruxic
(XUbuntu 10.04)
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