Show notes using keyboard shortcut?

Asked by Jon on 2015-02-17

Maybe I'm missing something, but is there a way to have Xpad show all notes using a simple keyboard shortcut (or command line option)?

I keep the notes going throughout the day and toggle between many windows while working. It'd be nice to not have to move the mouse to the tray icon and click to show my notes, but rather use a keyboard shortcut to show them. If there is/could be a command line option to do this, I could configure it as well.

Anything available like that? I haven't found anything in the documentation, but again I could be missing it.


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Michael Terry (mterry) said : #1

xpad --help should show some options.

Looks like --show or maybe even --toggle would interest you.

Jon (jonsmg) said : #2

Unfortunately, those just control what is done on startup (according to the man page and my testig):

 -s, --show
              Shows existing pads on startup.

 -t, --toggle
              Toggle between showing and hiding each of the existing pads on startup.

Michael Terry (mterry) said : #3

Hmm, it's been a while since I played with those options. I thought they were supposed to work even on existing instances of xpad. Ah well. :(

Maybe it used to work in the past and it has become broken.
I will take a look soon what the options should do and if they work as

I believe having a new feature (key-combination) to toggle I expect not to
work, since this will only work if Xpad has the window focus. So, toggling
by command-line and window manager seems to be the way to go.

To be continued.

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Jon (jonsmg) said : #5

Awesome, thanks for the quick response. I'm loving Xpad, and if it can be triggered by command-line...heaven.

Hi Jon,

After analyzing the source code, I noticed that the toggle, hide and show options got broken in the past.
I have fixed the issue and committed the change.

If you can't wait, get the latest code yourself and compile.
If you can wait a little, the fix will be available when Xpad v4.6 will be released.

Thanks for reporting!

Jon (jonsmg) said : #7

I'll grab the code and compile it up! Thanks!

Cool. Would you mind to confirm if this actually solved your issue?

Jon (jonsmg) said : #9

Thanks Arthur Borsboom, that solved my question.

Jon (jonsmg) said : #10

You, sir, are fantastic. This works beautifully!

At your service :)

Enjoy Xpad!