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Shell typeecho $0
alertShow a popup in Xfce. Example alert Hello. See notify-send --help for more info. The output of alert and notify-send differs a bit. By default alert shows an icon
notify-sendShow a popup in Xfce. Example notify-send Hello. The output of alert and notify-send differs a bit

alert, notify-send

Usage: notify-send [OPTION…] <SUMMARY> [BODY] - create a notification
Usage: alert [OPTION…] <SUMMARY> [BODY] - create a notification

OptionLong optionExampleExplanation
-?--help Show help options
-u--urgency=LEVEL Specifies the urgency level (low, normal, critical)
-t--expire-time=TIME Specifies the timeout in milliseconds at which to expire the notification
-a--app-name=APP_NAME Specifies the app name for the icon
-i--icon=ICON[,ICON…] Specifies an icon filename or stock icon to display
-c--category=TYPE[,TYPE…] Specifies the notification category
-h--hint=TYPE:NAME:VALUE Specifies basic extra data to pass. Valid types are int, double, string and byte
-v--version Version of the package

Window always on top

wmctrl -v -r "xmessage" -b add,above
wmctrl -v -r "xmessage" -b toggle,above

-v is verbose. It can be omitted

Shortcut key


  • Start | Settings | Keyboard | tab Applicion Shortcuts
  • Click on the “+ Add” button
  • Enter the command
  • Click on OK
  • Choose a key or key combination and follow the instructions
  • Test if it works
Key nameOn the keyboardRemark
Alt LAlt
Alt RAlt
Caps lockCaps lock
Control LCtrl
Control RCtrl
EscapeEscDo not use this key
F1F1There is F1 up until F12
MenuMenu symbol with mouse pointer
Page DownPage Down
Page UpPage Up
PausePause Break
PrintPrint Screen SysRq
Scroll lockScroll Lock
Shift LShift
Shift RShift
Super L, Multi keyMicrosoft Windows symbol
Super RMicrosoft Windows symbol
Windows left See Super L
Windows right See Super R

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show_information.txt · Last modified: 07-08-2020 15:05 by wim