A couple of 'howto launch things' questions

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Wed Oct 31 13:43:25 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 02:24:53PM +0100, Leszek Lesner wrote:
> 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 
> fashion) 

OK, that's exactly what I wanted, thank you.  It's just not immediately obvious.

> > 
> >     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 
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Openbox
> 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 
That's almost all I need, thank you (just change Chromium to Firefox and
I'm there).

Chris Green

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