[openbox] Openbox and Kdesktop

Marius Nita marius at cs.pdx.edu
Mon Sep 23 21:14:25 EDT 2002

man epist
man epistrc
All epist actions are documented in this man page.

The action is showRootMenu. A line such as

Mod1-r showRootMenu;

in ~/.openbox/epistrc will cause Alt-r to open the Openbox menu.

Remember that epist is a separate binary, so it has to be run separately;
everytime you edit the rc file, you must do a kill -HUP epist in order
to force epist to reread your modified config.

good luck

On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 06:58:43PM -0600, James Earl wrote:
> Is there a resource that lists the key binding actions that openbox supports 
> (Hmm... does epist define the actions or is it the wm?)?  I've tried 
> using "rootMenu" from the fluxbox keygrabber actions list, and a number of 
> others similar to that without any luck.
> I guess it would be nice if Kdesktop was fixed... however at least with a key 
> binding we can access the menu from anywhere, without the desktop showing.
> James
> Quoting Ben Jansens <ben at orodu.net> September 23, 2002 5:27 PM:
> > On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 04:55:47PM -0600, James Earl wrote:
> > > Is there a way to re-enable the openbox root menu when using kdesktop and 
> > openbox together?  Am I just going to have to use a keybinding?
> > 
> > Kdesktop wont pass thru mouse clicks to the root window, so the only
> > ways to do this would be:
> > 
> > a) fix KDesktop.
> > b) use the epist key binding.
> > 
> > The keybinding was added specifically for this situation actually.

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