Left click on desktop to open application menu?

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Left click on desktop to open application menu?

Post by less_net » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:08 pm

I was wondering if there is a way to make it to were upon left clicking on the Desktop the application menu opens. Is there anyway to do this?

I am currently using Compiz in MATE if that is helpful.

Thanks for the help :)

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Re: Left click on desktop to open application menu?

Post by gm10 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:43 am

You mean the menu that you get when you click the menu button on the panel? No, I cannot think of a way to make that happen, at least not on a left click. On a right-click you could add a script for it. But I also fail to see the point when you can just click on the panel (or press the shortcut key, of course).
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Re: Left click on desktop to open application menu?

Post by less_net » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:25 pm

Thanks for the help. Do you think you could point me in the direction to where learn how to create a script like the one you mentioned?

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Re: Left click on desktop to open application menu?

Post by gm10 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:01 pm

Create a script in this folder:

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~/.config/caja/scripts
that does this:

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xdotool key Super
Test this in a terminal window first, the above didn't work with Mint's mintmenu, but it does with other menus, so depends on what you use. Or use the default menu if that is enough for you:

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xdotool key Alt+F1
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Re: Left click on desktop to open application menu?

Post by less_net » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:49 pm

thanks for the help =)

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