Wednesday, December 18, 2013

[HOW TO] Install Whisker Menu in Xubuntu

Whisker Menu is an alternative to the Xfce application menu. It comes with a search function, it supports browsing applications by category, you can add applications to favorites and more.

Whisker Menu running on Xubuntu 13.04

Install

If you're running Xubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10 or 12.04 with Xfce 4.8, open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin -y

If you're running Xubuntu 12.04 with Xfce 4.10, open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landronimirc/xfce -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin -y

Usage

Add a "Whisker Menu" item to the Xfce panel. See this to learn how to add an item to the panel.

Assign keyboard shortcut

If you would like to show the menu when pressing a key combination, add a new application shortcut with the command: xfce4-popup-whiskermenu (Settings Manager > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts).

References

WHISKER MENU UPDATE BRINGS SUPPORT FOR OPENING THE MENU USING A KEYBOARD SHORTCUT, OTHER ENHANCEMENTS [XFCE]

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