Since the update to cinnamon 4.8.0 recently the multimedia keys on my keyboard (play/pause, forward, back) stopped working in spotify and all the other applications they were working in previously. When pressing the forward and back keys I just get a not available sign on the screen (the crossed circle), pressing play/pause weirdly triggers a screenshot.
I’m guessing the keybindings have somehow changed, but I can’t find where to change them back or understand why they changed in the first place. Anyone know about this issue? How can I fix this?
im on xfce and 3 months later im still having the same problem with all updates installed. none of the multimedia keys work and also the volume encoder. im running pulseaudio and jack on top. i pipe pulseaudio into jack via the below script.
also the pulseeffects dont work so i suspect a pulseaudio problem which of course is a wild guess because i dont understand the mechanism. the volume encoder affects the levels in volume control of pulseaudio for sure.
is there a summary of how the multimedia keys work? what exactly do i need to reinstall for this to be fixed?