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:

enter image description here


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?


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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.