xfdesktop -menu ?

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Mon Apr 12 19:17:59 CEST 2004

Wolf Lichtenberger wrote:

> Hi,
> Brian James Tarricone wrote:
>> Mathieu L said:
>>> I've just read the thread for a shortcut for rootmenu
>>> (http://lunar-linux.org/pipermail/xfce4-dev/2004-March/010292.html) 
>>> and that's
>>> exactly what I'm looking for too, but unfortunately 'xfdesktop 
>>> -menu` doesn't
>>> work for me (I'm running xfce 4.0.4) so could you please, pretty 
>>> please, include
>>> this feature as soon as possible?
>> right, this is a feature in CVS only, not in the 4.0.x branch.  it 
>> seems like a pretty
>> low-impact addition, so i wouldn't mind backporting it for 4.0.5.  
>> i'm out of town for
>> the rest of the weekend; i'll try to do it on monday.
> If it's not too much trouble, could you make it possible to use a tap 
> of the "windows" key (which xev tells me is named Super_L) to get the 
> menu, like icewm does?

nope.  but you can probably bind something to run 'xfdesktop -menu' 
after i add the feature using xbindkeys (xfwm4 has some keybinding 
facilities, but i don't believe you can bind just a modifier key to a 


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