key shortcuts feature

Asked by Edson C da Silva on 2009-01-23

Congratulations for the project, Alltray is very useful to me.
I wonder if you want to add support for shortcut keys to restore the programs sent to the tray?

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Best Michael B. Trausch (mtrausch) said : #1

Hello to you, and thanks!

I believe that the functionality you're referring to is already there; it's the --key (or -k) option. You can tell AllTray to use a function key, or the scroll lock key, or some other key you do not use. Here are a few examples:

Use the F12 key for show/hide:
 $ alltray -k F12 xterm

Use Scroll Lock (had to get the keycode from 'xev'):
 $ alltray -k 78 xterm

AllTray currently claims that it supports the use of modifier keys, but I am not certain that they are working correctly; either I am patently stupid and can't get them to work on my system, or they are broken. Using a single key like F12 or Scroll Lock seems to work just fine, though.

Edson C da Silva (eddiecsilva) said : #2

Hello Michael!
When I read the "help" I do not understand the function of "-k" ... sorry my fault.
Your tip works perfectly using the keycode able to xev, thank you for your response!

Edson C da Silva (eddiecsilva) said : #3

Thanks Michael B. Trausch, that solved my question.