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    Questions about two things in Xubuntu

    Hello all!

    I have finally settled on a distro--xubuntu. I love the way it's designed and I love how lowkey it is. I even changed the panel so it's on the bottom like windows.

    Anyway, I had two quick questions:

    1. Can I map the Windows/Super button (the one the logos on it) to the applications menu?

    2. Is there away to enable the middle mouse button/scroll wheel to be able to drag and scroll? I can scroll with it but I mean hold down the middle button and then moving the mouse to scroll

    I've tried googling and didn't find anything myself; I come here only as a very last resort. If I came here otherwise, I'd be clogging up the boards lol

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Questions about two things in Xubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by lou002 View Post
    ...
    1. Can I map the Windows/Super button (the one the logos on it) to the applications menu?
    ...
    I hope someone answers you! All I could find was this:
    My windows button does not work in the Keyboard Settings > Shortcuts.

    The windows button (also known as the superkey) not working as a modifier is related to the toolkit, GTK+ in the case of Xfce. If you want to have the windows-key working we recommend you to upgrade GTK+ to at least version 2.10.0.
    from: http://wiki.xfce.org/faq

    I don't know whether that is out-of-date or not.
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    Re: Questions about two things in Xubuntu

    In Xfce 4.10, the Super key alone can be mapped to command
    Code:
    xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu
    https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.10

    I don't think you can set the middle button for drag and scroll in a general way. This must be set by the application, not the desktop environment. For instance it works in evince, the PDF viewer.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Questions about two things in Xubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by lou002 View Post
    Hello all!
    2. Is there away to enable the middle mouse button/scroll wheel to be able to drag and scroll? I can scroll with it but I mean hold down the middle button and then moving the mouse to scroll
    In firefox settings go to advanced and search for "Use autoscrolling" or something like that.

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    Re: Questions about two things in Xubuntu

    very cool can I get the same effect in gnome classic with a command to make super key open a menu like that?

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