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I use xfce4-notes in Xubuntu 14.04, und I have the possibility to show/hide the notes via the panel plugin in the notification tray. I will append images of this panel plugin because I can not find its exact name:

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Every click on one of the icons toggles the visibility --- shows or hides the notes.

Now I would love to do that by keyboard shortcut. For that I need the command the panel buttons call. My Google-Fu failed me in that. Can you help me?

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Well there is xfce4-popup-notes that can make notes visible but does not toggle it! Although you have to use the Esc key to hide it again!

  • Did not know this command, and also not that I can use Esc key. Thanks! Although a "real" toggle command would be nicer e.g. because of multiple notes groups. – Droids Jun 22 '16 at 5:38
  • FYI: I noticed that you can cycle through all note groups (concerning window focus) when repeatedly pressing the shortcut for xfce4-popup-notes. – Droids Jun 22 '16 at 6:15

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