KeyWatcher is a daemon that monitors events from the new Linux input system and to perform actions based on certain events.
In other words, multimedia keys like play, stop, mute, etc. can be made to do what they say... KeyWatcher is similar to LinEAK and xhkeys, but does not require X.
The downside is you need a device that supports the Linux input system. In 2.4 kernels very few devices support the new input system (USB keyboards should work).
In 2.6 most input devices use the new input system. A 2.6 kernel is strongly recommended.
What's New in This Release:
· A problem with 100% CPU usage when unplugging or re-plugging an input device was fixed.
· A desktop entry file was added.