A couple of 'howto launch things' questions

Leszek Lesner leszek.lesner at web.de
Wed Oct 31 13:24:53 UTC 2012

Am Mittwoch, 31. Oktober 2012, 13:16:15 schrieb Chris Green:
> I have a minimal lubuntu installation on my acer-aspire netbook.
> I'm mostly a command line junkie and do most of my work from a terminal
> window but I do like to have a couple of GUI applications which I can
> launch easily and quickly (e.g. lxterminal and firefox).
> So, how can I add quick launchers for them:-
>     To the panel?  I just want an lxterminal and a firefox icon in the
>     panel that I click on to launch.  I can't see how to do this at the
>     moment. (In xfce you just drag the icon from the application menu to
>     the panel but this doesn't work in lubuntu)

Just right click on the panel and "Add / Remove Panel items" . Here you can 
add (on a normal install it is already on the panel) the 'Application Launch 
Bar'. If you have added it mark it and hit edit. This will bring a window 
which allows you to choose lxterminal and firefox and add them as launchers to 
the panel (btw. this is also possible on the xfce4 panel in quite the similiar 
>     Can I add a menu (even just the application menu) that will appear
>     when I click button 1 on the window background?  Buttons 2 and 3
>     already launch menus but button 1 doesn't.  Beaing able to bring up
>     the application menu by a click on the background is very useful
>     IMHO, you don't have to take the pointer over to the corner of the
>     window and click on the panel.
> As a general question is there any way to customise the openbox menus?

Please take a look at 
Here you can find all the explanation on how to do this with openbox. (yes it 
is all possible)
To allow openbox to handle the clicks you need to first right click the desktop 
go to desktop preferences -> advanced and check the box which says show menu 
provided by window manager 

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