[openbox] How to start desktop menu using keyboard shortcut?

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Sun May 10 13:44:51 EDT 2015

Paul G <paulg at perforge.net> writes:

> Rodolfo,
> On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 9:45 AM, Rodolfo Medina
> <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> wrote:
>     Hi to all openbox users.
>     I'm new to openbox and am just starting using it. When I enter openbox
>     graphical environment, I right-click the mouse and the Desktop menu opens
>     up, but I wish to open it via keyboard instead. Is it possibile, and how?
> Yes, it is possible and encouraged. Generally speaking, you would have to
> have some really exotic requirements before you found something you can't do
> via a key binding in openbox.
> RTFM :) Specifically, to set up keybinds you want to read:
> http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Bindings#Key_bindings and the action you're
> interested in is: http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Actions#ShowMenu
> I suggest reading both of those pages in their entirety though, since the
> value
> of openbox is how configurable it is and without reading what actions are
> available, you won't know about all the ways in which openbox can make your
> life easier and more productive.

I will, thanks.

> In my rc.xml, I have it mapped this way:
> <keybind key="W-space">
> <action name="ShowMenu">
> <menu>root-menu</menu>
> </action>
> </keybind>

Thanks, this worked fine!

See you soon.


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