Trying to use bits of XFCE with Awesome; so I'm using the Awesome bar and trying to remove the need for xfce4-panel. Problem is, if I make an item to run for the xfce menu in Awesome by
Failed to send D-Bus message
No running instance of xfce4-panel was found
Is there any way to use the XFCE menu without the Panel?
I haven't used Awesome, so I'm not sure I understand the problem. But I assume right-clicking on the desktop to bring up the menu doesn't work. If it doesn't, a workaround might be to use the Xfce Application Finder (xfce4-appfinder) and bind it to, say, the Windows key (if it is not so bound already). In its extended form, the Application Finder acts just like a menu.
Does that help? One of the reasons I like Xfce is that it gives me so many options.
i dont understand your post, but to answer the question of how to use the menu without the panel, its a cheat really...
1. you would use the panel, make it small and uncheck "automatically increase the length".
2. set background as a colour, then set alpha to 0 to make it invisible.
3. then add the application menu to the invisible panel, assign an icon and remove the label.
Last edited by black veils (2012-09-24 19:39:22)