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Xfce: Show menu and windowlist using keyboard shortcut

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 -menu, xfdesktop -windowlist, and verve-focus.

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.

4 Responses to “Xfce: Show menu and windowlist using keyboard shortcut”

  1. Zeraxeal Says:

    Thanks a lot! I’ve been looking for this for ages too :)

  2. mwaf Says:

    Thank you!

  3. smg3d Says:

    As of April 2012, on Xubuntu 12.05, you must use “–” instead of “-“, so:
    xfdesktop –windowlist
    xfdesktop –menu

  4. smg3d Says:

    Here it is again with proper formatting:
    xfdesktop --menu
    xfdesktop --windowlist