maybe this has already been asked before but I’m not able to find a concise answer. Is there a shortcut like Shift+F10 in Windows or GNOME on a file to open the context menu? Second, is there a shortcut to switch between the file view and the places etc. sidebar?
Thanks in advance,
RE: the context menu, assuming you’re using Xorg and not Wayland, you could use
xdotool to trigger a right click when you hit a key combo of your choosing?
For example, install
xdotool then configure a keyboard shortcut like
Ctrl+Space to send the command
xdotool click 3 (right click).
You can view and configure shortcuts in Dolphin in
settings -> configure shortcuts.
I don’t know if the menu items are named exactly like this, because I use german locale. But it should be quite close to what I wrote and thus easy to find.
xdotool did the trick, thanks for this hint. I created a custom shortcut in the systemsettings using Shift+F10 as a trigger and
xdotool key 135 as action since my keyboard offers no
As for switching to the places panel: a double
tab does it, but there’s no direct way back. But that’s okay since I can now use Shift+F10 in order to open the desired place in a new window.
Wrt Dolphin Version 19.12.3 (old! I’ll check with the current one later), as you pointed out double-tab switches to the Places panel. shift+double-tab gets me back to the main pane.
But with Dolphin Version 21.08.2, things are a bit more confusing… It looks like one has to use Tab and Shift+Tab while carefully watching what gets focus!!!
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