So I had a bit of a surprise earlier today. At the top of my keyboard I have a
row of “media” (for want of a better word) buttons. Under windows they do
things like turn the volume up and down, launch a browser, have your mail
client create a new email and so on. As a long time Linux desktop user I’ve
become used to these buttons doing nothing.
Imagine my surprise today when I jabbed the “Calculator” button by mistake
and…. A CALCULATOR APPEARED. Further experimentation revealed that Kubuntu,
without any fuss, had silently made all these buttons work. Ain’t modern
technology a wonderful thing?