Remapping Media Keys
Recently I’ve started working on my desktop PC again, after it spent several years gathering dust and being tripped over. Before its extended rest, it had begun to exhibit symptoms suggesting the power supply was on death’s door and I had neither the need nor the inclination to fix it at the time.
During its hiatus, I’ve become accustomed to having the ability to skip songs at my fingertips using media keys, something afforded by pretty much any laptop released in the past decade. Unfortunately, the Logitech K200 I use with my desktop doesn’t provide, at least what I consider, a complete set of media keys:
- Volume up
- Volume down
- Web browser
- E-mail client
- Power off
Next and previous track buttons; not included.
I probably should have just replaced the keyboard at this point, but aside from this basic inadequacy, I quite like it. It’s well made; it doesn’t feel flimsy or weak. It’s satisfying to work on; the keys have a pleasant tactile feel. You can even rinse it under the tap after inadvertently sharing your morning coffee with it (unplug it first).