Using the Menu button

Bob Hepple bhepple at
Sun Mar 6 01:06:55 CET 2005

Ahah - that's how you pop-up the desktop menu - "xfdesktop -menu". But
you're right, pressing the menu key doesn't work even though the "Window
Manager Settings" dialog accepts it as a legal key. Sigh!

Does anyone have any idea on why the other keys are inoperable even to the
"Window Manager Settings" dialog?



On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 13:57:33 -0800
"Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at> wrote:

> Bob Hepple wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >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
> >keys:
> >
> >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".
> >
> Bind it to running 'xfdesktop -menu' in the WM shortcuts.  Note that 
> this doesn't always work properly for some reason, and we don't know 
> why.  Search bugzilla if you want details.

Bob Hepple
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