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I want open the XFCE4-Menu via a keyboard shortcut. I tried to map the command xfce4-popup-menu, but got the error:

Failed to execute child process xfce4-popup-menu

Then I tried xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu, which opens the application menu, but not the one from the panel, just on the desktop.

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You need to have the Applications Menu in your panel, otherwise it will appear at your mouse cursor.

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I have the applications-menu in my panel, nevertheless it appears at my mouse cursor! Is there another command I could try? – makim Mar 28 '13 at 21:31
I have no idea - I have tried on two distributions and both work as expected. With one exception: on multi-monitor setup, when the mouse cursor is on different display, than the first panel with the appmenu applet, the menu appears on the display with mouse cursor as close to the applet (on another display) as possible. – peterph Mar 29 '13 at 16:11
oh that was the problem if I stay on my MainMonitor it works ^_^ do you know if there´s any workaround or something to get this work on the second Monitor too? – makim Mar 29 '13 at 17:14
No, sorry. Nothing except for patching the sources (and sending upstream). Or at least reporting it as a bug. – peterph Mar 29 '13 at 23:33

You should be able to open the menu using Ctrl+Esc. It works for me on Xubuntu.

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