I was looking for this for a long time: the commands that bring up the Xfce menu, the Xfce windowlist and shift focus to the Verve (Xfce panel mini commandline), so that I can bind them to keyboard shortcuts.
They are, respectively,
xfdesktop -windowlist, and
I had to reinstall
verve to get
verve-focus, and since I’m running the less-than-bleeding edge Dapper, I had to do what this guy did, add a newer repository first.