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I often run programs maximized (leaving no desktop area). I want to be able to use my mouse alone to open the menu, and my mouse has no scroll wheel. I'm just going for a simple old school windows look.

How can I put a menu button on the fluxbox toolbar?

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In your $HOME/.fluxbox/init file, look for the line that defines the tools on your toolbar, and add a "RootMenu" item where you want it to appear. Here's what mine looks like:  RootMenu, iconbar, systemtray, clock
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Edit: Solution at

there's the Fluxbox Tray Menu but unfortunately it has to be in the system tray...

right now I'm using "Mod4 Mouse3 :RootMenu" and "OnToolbar Mouse2 :RootMenu" in my keys file

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I give you a thumbs up for effort. I decided to go with lxpanel instead because of it's better interface and applets. – Sepero Jul 19 '12 at 19:43
@Sepero I submitted a feature request at… – functionptr Jul 29 '12 at 1:25

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