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deskmenu - A root menu for X

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NAME

deskmenu - A root menu for X

SYNTAX

deskmenu < argument>
 

DESCRIPTION

DeskMenu is a root menu program which is activated by clicking the root window. It is configured from a .deskmenurc file in your home directory, see example_rc for more details.
You can use deskmenu for session management by making it the last line of your .xinitrc and using the --quit command line option, which adds a quit option to the menu.
NOTE: Deskmenu will do nothing unless you have a ${HOME}/.deskmenurc file or a /etc/deskmenurc (/etc/deskmenurc.debian is automatically generated)
 
This manpage is specific to the debian package of deskmenu.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: You have to set a keycode, when using this version of keylaunch, in your config file.

OPTIONS

-b, --button=n
Sets which mouse button is used to invoke deskmenu
-f, --file=n
Sets which config file will be used for deskmenu
--quit-menu
Display a "Quit-Menu" in the deskmenu
--verbose
Print more information
-h, --help
Display a short help and exit
-V, --version
Output version information and exit
--display
Use an alternative display instead of $DISPLAY
The most common ways of invoking deskmenu
deskmenu --button=[1...5] --file=/home/user/.deskmenurc.example

FILES

${HOME}/.deskmenurc
 
/etc/deskmenurc.debian

RCFILE

# menuitem=label:command
 
# submenu=label
 
# menuitem=label:command
 
# endmenu=
 
# divider=
 
# windowlist=label
 
# workspaces=label
 
# include=/path/to/include_file
 
# keycode=modifier+keyname
 
# for example Control+Escape
 
# this keycode is used as "hotkey"
 
# to display the menu.
 
#
 
menuitem=Terminal:x-terminal-emulator
 
divider=
 
submenu=Programs
 
menuitem=The Gimp:gimp
 
menuitem=Netscape:netscape
 
endmenu=
 
menu=Multimedia
 
menuitem=GQmpeg:gqmpeg
 
menuitem=Audio Mixer:gmix
 
endmenu=
 
divider=
 
include=/etc/extra_menu
 
divider=
 
windowlist=Window List
 
workspaces=Workspaces

AUTHORS

Ken Lynch <kenlynch@blueyonder.co.uk> (c) 2001
 
Ken stopped developing on Deskmenu in late 2001.
 
Stefan Pfetzing <dreamind@dreamind.de> (c) 2002-2010
 
The current developer of Deskmenu.
This manpage was written for the Debian GNU/Linux package of this program by Brandon L. Griffith <brandon@debian.org> because the origonal program did not include one. You are free to edit, translate, convert, or otherwise do anything you wish with this manpage. This program was patched with a diff from Martin Hedenfalk <mhe@hjome.se> to allow submenu recursion. Updated and added to the official deskmenu by Stefan Pfetzing <dreamind@dreamind.de>

SEE ALSO

desklaunch(1) keylaunch(1) oroborus(1) dfm(1)
1.3.x Debian Sid