Using the Menu button

Bob Hepple bhepple at
Sat Mar 5 07:03:00 CET 2005


How do I use the "Menu" button to popup the desktop menu (otherwise
available through a right-click on the root window)?

I'm doing the following so that I can get keyboard events from those extra

xmodmap -e "keycode 115=Help" # left Windows key
xmodmap -e "keycode 116=Find" # right Windows key
xmodmap -e "keycode 117=Menu" # Menu key

I can then bind the Menu key to any command using 
	Setting->Window Manager->Keyboard

But - what command can I use to popup the Menu? There's nothing under
"Window shortcuts".

Another problem is that I can't map the Find or Help keys to anything -
xev shows them returning Help and Fine keycodes but the Window Manager
Preferences "Compose Shortcut" menu doesn't recognise those 2 keys.



Bob Hepple
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