- Yes we support global media keys, depending on your environment. OS X & Windows are natively supported, for Linux it is specific to your desktop environment. For example,
- KDE: there is a hotkeys file
- Gnome needs to be manually setup via command line parameters (e.g. --pause, see --help)
You can read more: at https://xhochy.com/2014/07/03/tomahawk-xfce4-media-keys/ and https://xhochy.com/2013/01/29/tomahawk-awesome-wm/
XMonad user may want to use the Awesome WM example above along with http://superuser.com/a/691031.