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powerpleb 07-13-2008 03:48 AM

Keyboard shortcut to XFCE panel Places menu
Does anyone know how to bind a keyboard shortcut to expanding the XFCE panel Places menu plugin?

bcwagne 07-13-2008 09:30 PM

No problem...go to your XFCE Settings Manager (xfce menu -> settings -> settings manager, in debian), then click keyboard, then the shortcuts tab. Make a new theme if you need to. You probably can't edit the default theme. Add a new command or shortcut. When it asks for the command to use, just type:

It will then ask for a keyboard shortcut I used Ctrl+p, as it seemed logical, then click okay. Restart XFCE (logging out is the easiest way), and you will be ready to go. You may only need to restart the panel, but I'm not sure.

You can type that command anywhere, (terminal, run dialog, etc.), and the places menu will come up.

powerpleb 07-13-2008 10:50 PM

Hmm, I tried that and I got 'The command doesn't exist or the file is not executable !'

I also tried xfce4-popup-places, then I looked for the command in the terminal by typing 'xfce' and hitting <tab> and I still can't see the command anywhere.

Do I need to install an additional package? I am running Xubuntu 8.04.

powerpleb 07-13-2008 10:56 PM

Ah, I found the problem... I only have version 1.0 installed, which doesn't support that command yet.

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