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Duliwi
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Whisker menu

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Post by Duliwi » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:40 am

1)
I only have a litte screen. So I would appreciate, if this screen is used when it is there:

When I deactivate "commands" there remains an empty place above the menu. This is a waste of place, I would like to have this place for the menu entries. Is there a way to change the settings, so that the menu can use this place?

At the bottom, there is an empty space. I would like to have this place for the menu entries. Is there a way to change the settings, so that the menu can use this place?
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2)
In the Whisker menu there is a folder "last used". Here is a list with the last used programs. I miss a folder with "last used documents". Is there a way, to get this?

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Re: Whisker menu

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Post by chrispop99 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:18 am

I don't believe your requests are easily achievable. Perhaps the standard Applications Menu might suit you better? You can add it from the Panel Preferences context menu.

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Re: Whisker menu

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Post by Mishimainizu » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:39 am

Duliwi wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:40 am
2)
In the Whisker menu there is a folder "last used". Here is a list with the last used programs. I miss a folder with "last used documents". Is there a way, to get this?
Look for "Places", which you can put in an XFCE panel. It's the last item of the menu. You can customize the number of last-used documents, but I couldn't find a way to customize the pane width to allow for long file names.

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Re: Whisker menu

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Post by Gaer Boy » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:55 am

@Dullwi - I don't think you can do anything about the space at the top but the space at the bottom is because of the position of the Whisker menu button in the panel. If you move it to the bottom (the default position) the opened menu will sit on the bottom of the screen.

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Re: Whisker menu

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:12 am

There is also a drag point to adjust screen size. You can shrink it quite small and use your scroll bar to navigate. I think that's ugly but it does afford shrinking.
You are also not limited to using whisker. You can use launchers like synapse & kupfer. You could use a more robust tool like 'rofi'. I think you might even make use of techniques like keybindings to accomplish your objectives. The options are pretty much endless. Have fun. Try new stuff out. :number1:
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Re: Whisker menu

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Post by Huckleberry » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:45 am

Gaer Boy wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:55 am
@Dullwi - I don't think you can do anything about the space at the top but the space at the bottom is because of the position of the Whisker menu button in the panel. If you move it to the bottom (the default position) the opened menu will sit on the bottom of the screen.
I was just about to type the same. Just move the "Menu" icon to the bottom corner, at least there won't be such a big space under the search box and it will be used vertically for more menu items upside (indirect solution).
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Re: Whisker menu

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Post by Duliwi » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:17 am

@Mishimainizu
Thank you. I found it.

@Gaer Boy and @Huckleberry
Thank you. I was successful with this.

I have an other question relating Whisker menu:
I have added the button into the tasklist "Minimise all open windows and show the desktop". But this icon is so big. I tried to change it or at least use a text, that takes less space. But I was not able to find out how to do this:
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Re: Whisker menu

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:23 am

You can also set whiskermenu to open 'floating'.
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Re: Whisker menu

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Post by Huckleberry » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:26 am

Ah yes, that was the same thing I looked for, for a long time.. But sadly I noticed that it's the only one you can't change the icon simply. (There's a way to go to icon folders deep and change another icon's name to that - workaround- but, long story..). So if you like, you may remove it and can use keyboard shortcuts to "minimize all"..

( Menu => Keyboard ) and "shotcuts" tab above.. You can create a simpler thing if you like also.. The default one was something like Ctrl + Alt + M , or so..) ..
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Re: Whisker menu

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:32 am

I simply mapped whiskermenu to my Super (win) key. On another note, if you have not tried 'rofi' I highly recommend it. The things you can do with that little tool are amazing and it's fast. I'll start a thread on the topic soon.

https://github.com/davatorium/rofi
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rofi
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