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[SOLVED] Question about Whisker menu

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Re: Question about Whisker menu

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Post by asqwerth » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:06 am

Looks like they rearranged their github pages:

https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-ut ... hotcorners

Next time just search for their main page for their utilities: https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-utilities
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Re: Question about Whisker menu

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Post by philotux » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:10 am

Got it! Thanks!

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Re: Question about Whisker menu

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Post by philotux » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:45 pm

asqwerth wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:14 am
You could try installing the hot-corner package from bunsenlabs: https://mxlinux.org/wiki/applications/hotcorner

Then add the command to activate whisker menu:

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xfce4-popup-whiskermenu
https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?pid=46629#p46629

**tests it**

Yep, it works on my MX17 (I have hotcorner set up), but you have to make a deliberate movement of your cursor into the bottom left corner, so it's not a simple mouseover on top of the MX start menu button.
Thanks asqwerth, this works!
This is the content of ~/.config/bl-hotcorners/bl-hotcornersrc for now:

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[Hot Corners]
top_left_corner_command =xfce4-popup-whiskermenu
top_right_corner_command = 
bottom_left_corner_command = 
bottom_right_corner_command = 
I added xfce4-popup-whiskermenu as top_left_corner_command and now with the mouse at top left corner the whisker menu just pops up. Great!

By the way, could you suggest other useful commands for the rest of the corners? I would appreciate that.

Thanks again!
:number1:

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Re: Question about Whisker menu

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:50 pm

@asqwerth: is the Wiki article still good? I ask b/c I saw a post on the Xfce Forum today recommending it.
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Re: Question about Whisker menu

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Post by philotux » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:20 pm

just found xfce4-hotcorner-plugin in Synaptic with the following description:
Provides an easy to use xfce4 panel plugin to let users set hotcorner actions.
Currently it supports the following operation in primary display:
- xfdashboard
- toggle desktop
- start screensaver
- turn off monitor
- run custom command
Could this be used as an alternative to the bl-hotcorner?

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Re: Question about Whisker menu

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Post by asqwerth » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:18 pm

Hot corner plugin no longer works in Stretch, which is why I went looking for alternatives. And amended my wiki entry. Previous entry mentioned the xfce plugin.

I tested the plugin early in MX17's life and I recall doing some searches which showed it was a reported issue, not just specific to MX. If it's since been fixed, I don't know about it.

In mx15/16, the hot corner plugin will still work. So that's my setup in my mx15/16 installs.

Brightside will also work in MX17/18 but is very laggy. The response time after you move cursor to a corner is SLOOOOW.

Jerry, the wiki entry is still accurate except for the bunsenlabs link.
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Re: Question about Whisker menu

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Post by asqwerth » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:23 pm

philotux wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:45 pm

Thanks asqwerth, this works!
This is the content of ~/.config/bl-hotcorners/bl-hotcornersrc for now:

Code: Select all

[Hot Corners]
top_left_corner_command =xfce4-popup-whiskermenu
top_right_corner_command = 
bottom_left_corner_command = 
bottom_right_corner_command = 
I added xfce4-popup-whiskermenu as top_left_corner_command and now with the mouse at top left corner the whisker menu just pops up. Great!

By the way, could you suggest other useful commands for the rest of the corners? I would appreciate that.

Thanks again!
:number1:
Read the wiki entry in more detail. I also use it to activate xfdashboard and "show desktop"
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Re: Question about Whisker menu

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Post by philotux » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:43 pm

Thanks for the info on the plugin!
asqwerth wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Read the wiki entry in more detail.
Sure, I will. I guess, I was excited about getting it working that I stopped short of reading it through (bad excuse, I know).

Anyway, thanks so much for all the help!
I'll mark this topic solved.

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Re: Question about Whisker menu

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Post by asqwerth » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:50 pm
@asqwerth: is the Wiki article still good? I ask b/c I saw a post on the Xfce Forum today recommending it.
I'm chuffed that it's been quoted in XFCE forums!

The Wiki entry is still good save for the bunsenlabs github link for bl-hotcorner having changed. I have now updated my Wiki page to correct that, and:

1. clarify that xfdashboard can be triggered not just by keyboard shortcut but also by panel launcher
2. correct a typo
3. inform everyone that the skippy-xd package that was recompiled by Tim now works again.
viewtopic.php?p=459301#p459301
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Re: [SOLVED] Question about Whisker menu

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:42 am

Thanks!
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