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January 23rd, 2013, 05:09 PM
How can I show Ubuntu Unity's Launcher panel through terminal?

I'm trying to bind a mouse button to this, showing the launcher. By "launcher" I mean the vertical panel with the "Home button". I would like to press this particular mouse button and it acts as if I had pressed the <Super> key; which is bound to show the launcher by default.

I've set xbindkeys properly already. I know I could use xdotool (or xte) to simulate a <Super> keypress event, but I'm not willing to do that. I would rather use a more direct solution. Couldn't find any Unity's interface to do that though. Does anyone?

Thanks in advance.

January 23rd, 2013, 06:19 PM
You can't bind the super key directly.
You could use easystroke(mouse gestures) to bind the command

xdotool key Super
to a mouse button.

sudo apt-get install easystroke
See HERE (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10495426&postcount=11) for howto.