Whisker menu keyboard shortcut in Mint 17

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Whisker menu keyboard shortcut in Mint 17

Postby adf2000 on Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:31 pm

Hello. In Mint 17 I was able to cycle through the sections and upper buttons of the Whisker menu with the TAB key. In Mint 17 it doesn't work, I have to use the mouse. Can you confirm that the TAB key function has been removed? Thank you.
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Re: Whisker menu keyboard shortcut in Mint 17

Postby MtnDewManiac on Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:58 am

Yeah, that Whisker menu is a total scew-up for keyboard users, but it's easy to fix. Just add "Applications Menu" to a panel. It defaults to Alt-F1 to open, and you can navigate it properly with the keyboard.

Incidentally, I'm left wondering why they bothered to add a keyboard-shortcut to open Whisker when the user needs a mouse to use it. Schizophrenia in action?

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Re: Whisker menu keyboard shortcut in Mint 17

Postby adf2000 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:40 am

I partially solved setting a shortcut key for the session logout function so I don't need to click the corresponding button.
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Re: Whisker menu keyboard shortcut in Mint 17

Postby Pogo1 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:21 am

MtnDewManiac wrote:Yeah, that Whisker menu is a total scew-up for keyboard users, but it's easy to fix. Just add "Applications Menu" to a panel. It defaults to Alt-F1 to open, and you can navigate it properly with the keyboard.

Incidentally, I'm left wondering why they bothered to add a keyboard-shortcut to open Whisker when the user needs a mouse to use it. Schizophrenia in action?

Regards,
MDM

It seems to have its problems, but it is one thing that attracts me back here on my distro hopping. With the ppa fix to get the categories on the left where they belong, it works ok for me.

I would like to see some attention paid to the menu editing, and would even lend my copious spare time and meagre python ability to making it better if asked.

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Re: Whisker menu keyboard shortcut in Mint 17

Postby MtnDewManiac on Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:19 am

That's real nice of you. All right, I'm asking, would you help whoever dreamed the thing up one morning after too much rice wine the night before to UNscrew it up? Please? In addition to removing the unusability for keyboard users, I'd take it as a personal favor if you'd fix it so it doesn't look like a KDE desktop menu as, I'm sure, would the many people who fled Microsoft Windows because they got tied of menus that looked like that. Please?

(Much and sincere) thanks in advance,
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