I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and typing on a keyboard without "Windows" and "context menu" keys (Unicomp Model M). Currently, I get context menu (mouse right-click) with Shift+F10, but when touch-typing, I often miss F10 key. I wanted to create keyboard shortcut (Alt+F1) for context menu, so when I opened keyboard settings in Xfce I expected to find definition of that shortcut (like I did for Whisker Menu, which I remapped to Alt+`), but it wasn't there.

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I'd be curious also to find out where this shortcut is defined.

In the meantime you could do it with a combination of xbindkeys and xdotool.
Try with this in your .xbindkeysrc:

"xdotool key --clearmodifiers 'shift+F10'"
  Alt + F1
  • in xfce4, go to applications|sessings|keyboard|application shortcuts.
    – alex
    Nov 7, 2022 at 15:02

I know this is an old post/request but here it is: xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu

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    Is that a command they should run? A program that they should open ... and do something with? Can you elaborate just a bit? Thank you!
    – Jeff Schaller
    Jun 7, 2021 at 17:17
  • thank you for mentioning the name. i found it in the settings, and i have to say the default is ok for me.
    – alex
    Nov 7, 2022 at 15:00

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