GNOME makes multimedia keys, such as fn+directional keys on my laptop, maybe dedicated keys on your keyboard, into very useful keys. They seem to work with a large number of application. What can I do to recreate this using something like xbindkeys?
Below, I pressed the 'Volume Up' button on my keyboard
Now take the key definition:
and place it in
For example, this would laumch VLC when I pressed the Volume Up button: