Keybindings table

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Important.png Note: The correct title of this article is keybindings table. It appears incorrectly here due to technical restrictions.

The keybindings table contains the key bindings used by MythTV.

Table Description

Field name Type Null Key Default Extras
context varchar(32) PRI
action varchar(32) PRI
description varchar(255) YES NULL
keylist varchar(128) YES NULL
hostname varchar(255) PRI


  • context is the context that this binding holds in. (i.e. during play back, inside MythMusic, etc.)
  • action is the command that is received by the program when the key is pressed.
  • description is a description of the action.
  • keylist contains the keys that are bound to this action in this context on the specified host. Multiple keys are separated by commas.
  • hostname is the name of the host where this binding holds.

Example Entries

    context: Music
     action: MUTE
description: Mute
    keylist: |,\\,F9
   hostname: localhost.localdomain
    context: TV Playback
     action: GUIDE
description: Show the Program Guide 
    keylist: F3
   hostname: localhost.localdomain
    context: TV Frontend
     action: DAYLEFT 
description: Page the program guide back one day
    keylist: Home,7
   hostname: localhost.localdomain