16 Set your multimedia keyboard keys on Herbstluftwm – play pause next previous stop

We have installed volumeicon in this tiling window manager.

You can use/install it in any tiling window manager. As always that is the choice for the user.

Personally I use pavucontrol as hub to set all my sound the way I need it to be. CTRL + ALT + U

If you want to use the keyboard shortcuts, you have to set them in sxhkd config because you can use both systems

  • mpd
  • playerctl

Playerctl is used by spotify for example. Always check out any Arch Wiki if you get stuck – see spotify arch wiki.

Mpd is used by ncmpcpp.