When I use Skype :( need to, rather than want to ), I find that I sometimes want to open the main menu, but it doesn't have a shortcut key assigned to it (well, not one that I can find).

I have written a bash/python script which searches for and clicks on Skype's main menu icon. This works quite well when the icon is within the screen area and when it is off-screen with a normal sized (un-zoomed) screen.

However, I cannot find a way to locate the icon so that I can move it into the zoomed screen area (so the script can send a mouse-click to it). To do this the current Compiz Enhanced Zoom factor needs to be known.

I would like to know if this value is accessible, and how? ... and maybe; Is there a shortcut key for Skype's main menu? but I still want to know about the Compiz value, as the issue has come up before, and probably will again.

(using Ubuntu 10.04, compiz 0.8.4)


Your best bet is enabling Compiz's DBus plugin and querying that. Unfortunately, that plugin is broken at the moment, so this is not a solution yet.

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