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#1 pitkon



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:56 AM

User Interface
The Blackbox for Windows shell consists of the following elements:
Desktop - the background of the screen
Toolbar - the undispensible representative of all members of the blackbox family
Menus - configurables, predefined ones and folder listings.
Keyboard - Hotkeys for various action, implememted in the bbKeys plugin.
Many others, available as plugins.
Mouse Event  Effect
right-click show main menu
mid-click / right-click with shift show workspaces menu
left-click hide menus / bring pinned menus on top
These and other desktop mouse-clicks are configurable in extensions.rc.
Drop Image Display mode
no modifier centered
with shift held down stretched
with control held down tiled
Mouse event Effect
right-click show options menu
right-click on label show workspaces menu
right-click on clock show main menu
double-click on clock date & time control
ctrl + left-drag drag toolbar temporarily
ctrl + double-left-click reset position
The toolbar may be turned on or off from Configuration->Misc. Please note that what you see in some default installations is not the toolbar but bbLeanBar. See readme.txt and bbLeanBar.rc in the plugins/bbLeanBar folder.
On taskentry
left-click activate task
gesture to the left/right move window to previous/next workspace
shift-left-click zoom task into current workspace
right-click minimize task / show window system menu (depending on the setting in Configuration->Tasks->System menu)
shift-right-click close task
middle-click move task to next workspace
shift-middle-click move task to previous workspace
alt-left-click change task display mode (text, icon, text+icon)
alt-right-click toggle 'current only' mode
 On workspace label
left/right-click switch to next/previous workspace
left-double-click open clock properties
<other> take over the configuration for desktop-clicks in extension.rc
On tray icons
ctrl-right show icons menu
alt-right toggle all hidden icons
shift-right toggle one icon
<other> forwarded to the icons' application>
On current-only button
left click toggle display tasks for all/current workspace
right click toggle display all trayicons
On the entire bar
ctrl-right bbleanbar options menu
ctrl-left-drag move the bar
ctrl-left-double-click reset the bar to its previous location
Mouse Event Effect
right-click on desktop background open main menu
left-click on desktop background close menus / bring menus on top
right-click on titlebar close this menu
left-click the titlebar and drag move / pin menu
double-left-click the titlebar toggle on top property
left-click on folder bring back pinned submenu
double-left-click on folder explore folder (*)
left-drag of file-item drag item elsewhere
right-click on file-item open context menu for file or folder
shift+right-click on folder titlebar open folder's context menu
alt-double-left on file/folder show properties
mouse wheel / drag scroll-button scroll long menus
(*) This command is configurable in extensions.rc, for instance:
blackbox.options.openFolderCommand: explorer.exe /e,"%1"
Keyboard Navigation    Effect
up/down/left/right arrows navigate
page-up/down home/end navigate
crtl+up/down scroll menu
alt+up/down/left/right arrows move menu
letters A-Z,0-9,... shortcut (underscored or first letter)
enter, spacebar activate item
alt-enter show properties (file/folder)
app-key show context menu
tab cycle through pinned menus
F5 update folder
ctrl+n,e,t,s sort folder by name, extension, time, size
insert pin menu / toggle onTop mode
del, escape close menu
See the included bbkeys.rc for examples, how to invoke the menu from the keyboard. The LWIN and RWIN key shortcuts work only if bbLean is installed as default shell.
Hold down control for faster progress with the -number+ items.
Shortcut hotkeys for various actions like changing workspaces or switching windows are done with the BBKeys plugin. Edit 'bbkeys.rc' to change or add key bindings.
Default bbkeys.rc bindings:
LWin ShowMenu -key root
RWin ShowMenu -key
Win + Ctrl + M ShowMenu
Win + Shift + M ShowWorkspaceMenu
Win + Num1..6 Workspace1..6
Win + Left PrevWorkspace
Win + Right NextWorkspace
Win + Ctrl + Left PrevWindow
Win + Ctrl + Right NextWindow
Win + Ctrl + Up PrevWindowAllWorkspaces
Win + Ctrl + Down NextWindowAllWorkspaces
Win + Up MoveWindowLeft
Win + Down MoveWindowRight
Win + G GatherWindows
Win + X MaximizeWindow
Win + V MaximizeVertical
Win + H MaximizeHorizontal
Win + N MinimizeWindow
Win + Y RestoreWindow
Win + D MinimizeAll
Win + End ShadeWindow
Win + PageUp RaiseWindow
Win + PageDown LowerWindow
Win + Insert StickWindow
Win + Delete CloseWindow
Win + M EditMenu
Win + P EditPlugins
Win + S EditStyle
Win + Ctrl + S AboutStyle
Win + Ctrl + P TogglePlugins
Win + T ToggleTray
Win + Ctrl + R Reconfigure
Win + Alt + R Restart
Win + Q Quit
Win + F10 Logoff
Win + F11 Reboot
Win + F12 Shutdown
Win + Ctrl + F12 Hibernate
Win + Alt + F12 Suspend
Win + Spacebar LockWorkstation
Win + R Run
External Commands
Win + E Exec explorer.exe /e,c: (explorer window)
Win + Pause Exec control.exe sysdm.cpl (system properties)
Win + Home Exec docsbblean.htm (bbLean documentation)

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