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Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby steak1987 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:38 am

How do I configure the keyboard shortcuts such that the windows/super key opens (and closes) the whisker menu ?

Linux Mint 15 (XFCE) on Dell D430.
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby CaptainMark on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:44 pm

Snap. I've been googling around for this, I expect we wont be the only ones wondering. I've emailed the developer, if I get a response I'll post it here
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby sl0n on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:59 pm

+1

subscribing to the topic as I failed to google it =(
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby mintystark on Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:36 am

+1
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby steak1987 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:36 am

Is there any way we can raise a ticket, or is there any mint-brainstorm sort of forum where we could post this ? Maybe it would get more views there and somebody may have an answer.
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby CaptainMark on Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:34 pm

Well the whisker menu is a third party app not made by Mint, I found the developer Graeme Gott on Github and asked him and this is what he said

Hi,

I'm pleased that you like the menu! Unfortunately, the currently
released stable version can not be opened by a keyboard shortcut.
However, the development version can, and I plan to make a stable
release (version 1.1) in a week or so that can as well.

I'm not sure when Mint will update the menu, because I'm not involved
with their development, but I have heard that my PPA works with Mint. If
they don't update it you can get the latest stable version from here:
https://launchpad.net/~gottcode/+archive/gcppa.

Cheers,
Graeme Gott
Once version 1.1 goes stable I will ask the Mint devs if they will update the repos, if not there is still a way round it at least
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby steak1987 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:04 am

Sweet, so lets take a look in about a week.....
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby CaptainMark on Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:24 pm

Okay the update has gone live, you can download the deb from launchpad, (I couldn't get the ppa to work for some reason) then you can bind the command "xfce4-popup-whiskermenu" to any key combo (including super_L on its own)
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby steak1987 on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:57 am

I may be sounding like a bit of an idiot, but where did you download the deb from ?

I cant figure it out:

https://launchpad.net/~gottcode/+archive/gcppa

Nothing special is needed, just double click --> install, or the usual dpkg -i ?

Also, for linux mint 15 (XFCE) which version would I need ? Saucy/raring/quantal/precise ?
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby palo on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:17 am

steak1987> Installing the new version is easy - follow the directions here


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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby steak1987 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:45 am

If you cant seem to get the updated packages, you can download them manually for linux mint 15 (32 bit) via here:

https://launchpadlibrarian.net/14710428 ... 1_i386.deb
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby rkmugen on Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:31 am

I know I said this before about the "Applications Menu" plugin.... but it'd be great if either the next version of Whisker Menu or XFCE itself would let users bind stuff to the RELEASE (or letting-go) of a pressed super key. This has the added advantage of avoiding an unintentional pop-up of the Whisker Menu whenever the user presses a certain key stroke that involves holding down the super key and some other key. Just for reference, if you've ever used Windows, if you press and hold the Windows key,the menu won't show up until you let go of the Windows key.
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby batfastad on Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:44 pm

rkmugen wrote:I know I said this before about the "Applications Menu" plugin.... but it'd be great if either the next version of Whisker Menu or XFCE itself would let users bind stuff to the RELEASE (or letting-go) of a pressed super key. This has the added advantage of avoiding an unintentional pop-up of the Whisker Menu whenever the user presses a certain key stroke that involves holding down the super key and some other key. Just for reference, if you've ever used Windows, if you press and hold the Windows key,the menu won't show up until you let go of the Windows key.


Apologies for the bump but this is an awesome suggestion! I realise this isn't the place to suggest features for XFCE but I will do anything I can to get this some attention!
I really like being able to bind stuff to the super key because applications generally leave it in the clear. I'm not a Windows fan but having used <super> to trigger the application menu and <super>+d to min/max all windows for 15+ years, not being able to configure these shortcuts makes things a bit more time consuming.
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Re: Super Key open whisker menu ?

Postby Rob Loach on Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:28 am

Settings Manager -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts -> Add -> xfce4-popup-whiskermenu

I use <Super>space as my shortcut.
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