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Magnus Johansson
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Post by Magnus Johansson »

Is there any ongoing work on implementing keyboard navigation in e.g. the start menu? I would find it very convenient to be able to navigate that menu and its sub-menus with single key strokes, e.g. G for Graphics, I for Internet, and so on. Here is the feature request for this: https://sourceforge.net/p/lxde/feature-requests/219/

Barryhes
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What script can I use to prevent a student from navigating forward and backward through my stack using the keyboard arrows? I want them to preform a task and type in the answer to progress through the stack - not be able to jump from card to card using the arrow keys.
Ive looked through the documentation and cannot find anything relating to this.
Thanks,
Doug

Magnus Johansson
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Re: Keyboard navigation

Post by Magnus Johansson »

Barryhes wrote:What script can I use to prevent a student from navigating forward and backward through my stack using the keyboard arrows? I want them to preform a task and type in the answer to progress through the stack - not be able to jump from card to card using the arrow keys.
Ive looked through the documentation and cannot find anything relating to this.
Thanks,
Doug
Is this related to the start menu?

drooly
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Post by drooly »

Magnus Johansson wrote:Is there any ongoing work on implementing keyboard navigation in e.g. the start menu? I would find it very convenient to be able to navigate that menu and its sub-menus with single key strokes, e.g. G for Graphics, I for Internet, and so on. Here is the feature request for this: https://sourceforge.net/p/lxde/feature-requests/219/
The openbox root menu has support for keyboard shortcuts.
You are already using openbox (it's LXDE's windowmanager), but you'd need to activate the root menu, and preferable make it dynamically-updating.
http://lxlinux.com/
http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Menus

Thunderbolt_47
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Post by Thunderbolt_47 »

Thanks for the links, I managed to set up several shortcuts as described by the OP, they seem to work so far!

opolanqu
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Re: Keyboard navigation

Post by opolanqu »

drooly wrote: The openbox root menu has support for keyboard shortcuts.
You are already using openbox (it's LXDE's windowmanager), but you'd need to activate the root menu, and preferable make it dynamically-updating.
please write how to activate the root menu?

drooly
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Post by drooly »

opolanqu wrote:please write how to activate the root menu?
Right-click desktop => Desktop Preferences => Advanced => Check "Show menus provded by windowmanager".
Also click on & read the links I provided in my previous post.

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