[ILUG] [ON-topic] Windows Key
kenn at bluetree.ie
Fri Jan 28 12:47:39 GMT 2000
> Well I think it would be nifty to be able to use this in gnome! It
> would be very handy to be able to just hit the windows key, and have the
> main menu from the tool bar pop-up! There can't be much to it. Anyone
> feel like giving it a whack? That is if it hasn't been done already,
> I'm sure I can't be the only person who wants to be able to do this!
And then watch a market for alternatively-labelled keycaps
Keys with the GNOME (or KDE) logo could be made in quantity
for pence. Custom designs could probably be done for a tenner
(send us a PNG and we'll make a keycap).
Anyway, it _is_ possible to use the windows keys under X.
You need to use xmodmap to give it a keysym.
Let's see... www.google.com "windows key" linux X...
Ahh, it requires changes in GNOME.
Maybe you could create a hotkey in GNOME that binds the
windows key to an app the talks to the panel and asks it
to pop up it's menu. Or, if getting focus to the panel
is a problem, perhaps this app could get the menu hierarchy
from the panel and display the menu itself.
Kate, you know a bit about GTK and GNOME programming... :-)
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