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Re: how to add a new keyboard shortcut action



On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 11:26 PM, Samir SAADA <zepard@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 11:20 PM, Samir SAADA <zepard@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 6:28 PM, Valmor de Almeida <val.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Is it possible to add a new kbd shortcut action like Restart WindowMaker? or
>>> Exit? or even any other action a user may like?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> --
>>> Valmor
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Actually you can add shortcuts to commands existing in your menu.
>> From the menu editor, or by hand in ~/GNUstep/Defaults/WMRootMenu
>> eg: (XTerm, EXEC, "xterm -sb -sl 2000 -bg black -fg white")
>>
>> There is also a patch from Renato Botelho
>
> I should say submitted by Renato Botelho.
>
>> (http://lists.windowmaker.info/dev/msg00080.html)
>> that can help you to set shortcuts from appicons.
>>
>> I have no knowledge about shortcuts with no menu item in 100% 'GUI' mode
>> but you can remove the label of a command in  your menu so it
>> disappears from your menu.
>>
>> But my preferred way is text editing the whole process.
>> Edit the menu file with say this line
>> (, SHORTCUT, "Mod1+F5", EXEC, "xclock")
>> See there's no label for menu. so there's no entry for your menu but it exists.
>> You' may encounter a problem in executing this for the first time,
>> if so add a fake temporary label to it and execute it by clicking on
>> your xclock menu.
>> Once you did, try the shortcut, remove the label and here you go.
>>
>> regards
>>
>

Better late to warn,
I should mention that this trick works only if you don't restart your
wmaker, at least it's my case, I never restart my wmaker so it's not
really an issue for me.

regards


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