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Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

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Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

#1 Post by 12tn2 » Sat May 12, 2018 12:33 am

Hi everyone! I'm new to Linux, & after distro jumping for some days I got to MX. My best experience so far! :happy:
There're a couple of things I'd like to fix in order to settle down.
1. How to assign hotkeys like Super+1 to launch the 1st icon in launcher, Super+2 for the 2nd, etc...? I guess that Windows feature is so good I just can't leave it :p
2. How to increase the size of FF scrollbars on the right (& sometimes at the bottom) of the window? They're too small for my taste.
Thank you very much! :hug:

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Re: Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

#2 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat May 12, 2018 1:08 am

You can look in the settings: menu key - settings - settings manager

Under Hardware the button "keyboard"

And then the application shortcuts tab. Have fun and welcome to the forums :)
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Re: Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

#3 Post by 12tn2 » Sat May 12, 2018 5:51 am

I've looked at it before & after reading your post, the needed command is nowhere to be found. Can you give me a detailed how-to? I'm still newbie regarding Linux stuffs.

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Re: Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat May 12, 2018 6:41 am

I don't understand what you mean by "to launch the 1st icon in launcher."

Attached is the screen that Eadwine was talking about, and you start by clicking the "+ add" button in the lower left. You will then need to know what command to put in, which we can help you with once we know better what you want to do.
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Re: Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

#5 Post by sunrat » Sat May 12, 2018 8:45 am

I just tried this for FF59, it works but will probably change scrollbars for all your gtk3 applications. From Hugo_Dias on Ubuntu forums:
Re: 17.10 Firefox right side scroll bar width too narrow
GTK+ 3.20 has changed CSS in many ways. In order to increase scrollbar width on Firefox Quantum with Ubuntu 17.04, this worked for me:

Edit/Create ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css and add:

.scrollbar.vertical slider,
scrollbar.vertical slider {
min-width: 15px;
}

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Re: Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

#6 Post by rich » Sat May 12, 2018 11:24 am

12tn2 wrote: 1. How to assign hotkeys like Super+1 to launch the 1st icon in launcher, Super+2 for the 2nd, etc...? I guess that Windows feature is so good I just can't leave it :p
Like in Windows 7, etc, right? In xfce desktop environment you can't set a hotkey to launch the first, second, item in taskbar, what you can do instead is set hotkey to launch specific application, as mentioned
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Re: Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

#7 Post by 12tn2 » Sat May 19, 2018 10:58 am

Thank you all for the replies, for some technical reasons I wasnt able to get on MX forums lately :P

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Re: Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

#8 Post by rich » Sat May 19, 2018 11:03 am

Out of curiosity, how would launcher hotkeys work ideally? Launchers and window buttons are separate in xfce, so you couldn't have a real clone of W7 functionality - they would either launch launchers on the panel, or select windows, but not both, since those are separate things.
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#9 Post by turtlebay777 » Sat May 19, 2018 12:38 pm

Forgive my ignorance of such matters, but what is the advantage of a 'hot key'? Is it too much trouble to click on the application you want from the menu? Time saved would be about 4 seconds, what could one usefully do with those 4 seconds?

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Re: Launcher hotkeys & Firefox scrollbar

#10 Post by rich » Sat May 19, 2018 12:44 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forgive my ignorance of such matters, but what is the advantage of a 'hot key'? Is it too much trouble to click on the application you want from the menu? Time saved would be about 4 seconds, what could one usefully do with those 4 seconds?
Personally I'm all about hotkeys. I use a laptop with a bad touchpad and it's more convenient to use the keyboard when possible. The Super+number key combo is an old habit from Windows 7 and can be found duplicated elsewhere in KDE 5, Unity, Mate's mutiny, and Gnome's Dash to Panel
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