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Re: Smallish Distro Needed.

Postby ibm450 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:27 am

ethan wrote:I've installed and got working Mint Fluxbox. It's working well, the only thing I am not liking on it so far is the lack of start menu. Anyway to place one on the task bar?


ill second that, it makes it a little unpleasant

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Re: Smallish Distro Needed.

Postby lagagnon on Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:29 am

Fluxbox has never had a start menu button nor will it ever have one. That is what separates it from all the others. You simply right click anywhere on the desktop and the menu pops up exactly where the cursor is. Very convenient. And much faster than moving your mouse cursor down to the bottom left and left clicking.

If you want a Start Menu button use a different light window manager that supports that - such as IceWM, JWM and many others...

EDIT: you can also bind the menu to a keyboard shortcut (eg the Windows Menu key), which is also faster than using the mouse!
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Re: Smallish Distro Needed.

Postby ethan on Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:19 am

Ok thanks lagagnon that explains things. I guess it wont take too long to get use to. May dabble in the Windows key too.
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Re: Smallish Distro Needed.

Postby ibm450 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:04 am

lagagnon wrote:
EDIT: you can also bind the menu to a keyboard shortcut (eg the Windows Menu key), which is also faster than using the mouse!


cool..cheers for the info :mrgreen:
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