KeyTouch - The easy way to enable multimedia-keys!

This guide will explain the installation and configuration of the two basic KeyTouch tools. Keytouch allows the selection of profiles to select your keyboard model from a list in its database. If your keyboard is not present, you can "train" it by starting up keytouch editor and pressing the relevant keys whilst identifying them.

It comprises of two tools: * KeyTouch - The tool to setup a keyboard that is already in the database. Currently supported models are listed in a table at the bottom of this page.

* KeyTouch-Editor - The tool to setup your keyboard by teaching it. You select your multimedia keyboards input, then press keys and identify them from a drop down list. Save the configuration file when your done and simply import into Keytouch itself^.

Installing KeyTouch & KeyTouch Editor

Open a terminal and enter these commands:

sudo apt-get install keytouch keytouch-editor

Using KeyTouch

You should now be able to find KeyTouch under System > Administration.

On initial startup, you'll be asked for the model of your keyboard. Select from the list of supported models and click "OK". You'll then be taken to the Key settings tab where some keys will be filled in with default values. You can switch these around or enter custom program launchers or common actions (e.g. Copy, Paste, Redo, Close Window, etc). Extra plugins with actions for specific programs are available in the Preferences tab. In the Keyboard tab you can switch your selected keyboard (requires a program restart).

Using KeyTouch-Editor

You can find KeyTouch-Editor under System > Administration.

In Ubuntu 8.10 the KeyTouch-Editor launcher is found under System > Preferences.

On initial startup, you'll be asked to choose from a list of inputs, KeyTouch will name them. Try all of the inputs which look similarly named to your device, as often you have more than one listed (Extra function keys are usually listed on the second input, while your main keyboard will use the first input, both should be similarly named). After you select an input it will ask you to push all of the multimedia keys, until one is detected, just to make sure you have indeed selected the right input. You'll then be taken to the Key settings tab where you can add keys, simply by pressing them and identifying them. Some keys will be filled in with default values (Information is gleaned from inputs manufacturers have named). You can switch these around or enter custom program launchers or common actions (e.g. Copy, Paste, Redo, Close Window, etc). Extra plugins with actions for specific programs (eg. Amarok Music Player) can be used.When its done and you have configured all the buttons Keytouch can detect, simply save it to your desktop. Then open up Keytouch and click import, find that file on your desktop and import it. Then select your keyboard model on the list (the one you have now added!) and you can now use keytouch to configure/change what the keys do.

Getting help

See the KeyTouch project page for the latest full documentation: http://keytouch.sourceforge.net/doc.php PDF Manual: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/keytouch/keytouch-2.2-user_manual.pdf?download HTML Manual: http://keytouch.sourceforge.net/user_manual/user_manual.html

Supported Keyboard Models

Manufacturer

Model

A4 Tech

KL-23MU

A4 Tech

iKeyWorks Office (KB-8)

Acer

Aspire 1360

Acer

Aspire 1520

Acer

Aspire 3500

Acer

TravelMate 290

Acer

TravelMate 4100

BTC

8193

BTC

9000A

BTC

9116

Cherry

CyMotion Expert

Cherry

CyMotion Master Linux

Cherry

CyMotion Master Solar

Cherry

CyMotion Master Xpress

Cherry

CyMotion PRO keyboard

Cherry

CyMotion Plus9

Cherry

Cybo@rd G83-13000

Compaq

KB-0133

Compaq

PS2 home professional keyboard

Compaq

v4000T

Dell

Inspiron 2500

Dell

Inspiron 4000

Dell

Inspiron 6000

Dell

Latitude D505

Dell

Latitude D800

Dell

Precision M70

EzKey

Smart Keyboard Ez-3000

EzKey

Smart Keyboard Ez-9900

Fujitsu-Siemens

Amilo 1437

Fujitsu-Siemens

Amilo 2030

Genius

Comfy KB-09e (KB-0138)

Genius

Comfy KB-21e (KL-0210)

Genius

K361 & KB-18M

Genius

KB-0210

Genius

KKB-2050 SlimStar

HP

H7630

HP

Omnibook XE3

HP

Pavilion DV1000

HP

Pavilion DV4335

HP

Pavilion ZE2000

HP

Pavilion ZV5000

HP

SK-2511A

Labtec

Internet Keyboard

Labtec

Media Wireless Desktop (Y-RAE68)

Labtec

Wireless Desktop Edge

Logitech

Access Keyboard

Logitech

Cordless Access Keyboard

Logitech

Cordless Desktop Express

Logitech

Cordless Desktop LX 500

Logitech

Cordless Desktop LX 501

Logitech

Cordless Desktop LX 700

Logitech

Cordless Desktop MX 5000 (USB)

Logitech

Cordless DEsktop Optical (Y-RK56A

Logitech

Cordless Desktop Pro

Logitech

Cordless Keyboard (Y-RE20

Logitech

Cordless Navigator

Logitech

Deluxe Access

Logitech

Deluxe Plus

Logitech

EX110

Logitech

Internet Keyboard

Logitech

Internet Keyboard (Y-ST39

Logitech

Internet Navigator

Logitech

MX3100 (Y-RR54 RT7R33)

Logitech

MX 3000

Logitech

Media Keyboard (LX 300)

Logitech

Media Keyboard Elite

Logitech

Office Comfort Keyboard

Logitech

Office Pro Keyboard (Y-SAB59)

Logitech

UltraX (Y-SX49

Logitech

Y-RK49

Logitech

diNovo Cordless Desktop for Notebooks

Manta

MM909

Microsoft

Comfort Curve Keyboard

Microsoft

Digital Media Keyboard

Microsoft

Internet Keyboard

Microsoft

Multimedia Keyboard 1.0

Microsoft

Natural Multimedia Keyboard

Microsoft

Office Keyboard

Microsoft

Wireless Comfort Keyboard 1.0

Microsoft

Wireless Desktop Elite Keyboard

Microsoft

Wireless Multimedia Keyboard 1.0

Nec

Versa P550

Promedion

D47K

Samsung

SDM4500P

Samsung

SDR4000

Samsung

SDR5000

Sony

PCVA-KB1P

Sony

TX1HP - AV Mode

Speed Link

Illuminated Metall (SL-6466) (USB)

Sweex

SW-23

Toshiba

Satellite 2430

Trust

3011A Wireless Optical Desktop

Trust

KB-2100E

Turbo-Media

KB-9801R+

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