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Allow panel navigation with keyboard shortcuts


Description samo 2006-10-10 08:59:48 CEST
no way to show it / focus it / walk in there using keyboard.
My panel is autohidden, and i show it up by showing the
app-desktop-menu via keyboard-shortcut - which works, but IMO this is a side efect and it may
disappear one day. If this behaviour is not a side effect, then it should be documented as a feature/howto.

Walking there is just not possible with keyboard - which may be ok, i haven't seen system that allows it.
Comment 1 Jasper Huijsmans editbugs 2006-10-10 20:12:15 CEST
It's hard to do, since the panel doesn't normally receive focus. this is important, because I don't want windows to lose focus every time the user clicks on a panel item.

Opening the menu unhides the panel not as a side effect, but by using a function in the panel API. Other plugins can do the same if they want.

In my experience a panel, any panel, is very much something you use with a mouse. For keyboard control something like the run dialog or xfce4-appfinder would be more convenient, I would expect. That's the reason this hasn't been a priority for me. 

That doesn't mean it wouldn't be nice to have, though. Thanks for the report.
Comment 2 samo 2006-10-10 20:31:15 CEST
this is ok; if there is a constant (and documented as feature) way to show it up, that should be enough.

is it possible to assign keyboard shortcuts to all/any panel-plugins?

Comment 3 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-28 01:36:54 CEST
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Bug #2411

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Reported on: 2006-10-10
Last modified on: 2020-05-28


Nick Schermer
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