Showing desktop

I have a problem:
I have a keyboard shortcut that launches a script that shows the desktop, but when I press the shortcut (super+d), the menu opens.
Video: whisker menu behaves strangely
Whiskermenu is really strange, sometimes.
I hope you understood what the problem is, since I don't have a good English.

Please paste the terminal output of garuda-inxi into all issue threads.

It might be helpful to see the script. Can you confirm it runs/has the desired effect outside of the shortcut configuration?

Please explain your method for configuring the keyboard shortcut.

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I showed the script and the method in the linked video.

Here it is!

[[email protected] ~]$ garuda-inxi
  Kernel: 5.15.74-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
    root=UUID=10eff176-0f05-40d0-8036-ea2504cc29cc rw [email protected]
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.16.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.34 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.16.1 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: SAMSUNG product: QX310/QX410/QX510/SF310/SF410/SF510
    v: 05MX serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: SAMSUNG model: QX310/QX410/QX510/SF310/SF410/SF510 v: 05MX
    serial: <superuser required> BIOS: American Megatrends
    v: 05MX.M008.20110525.SCY date: 05/25/2011
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 41.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 41.1/61.0 Wh (67.3%)
    volts: 12.3 min: 11.1 model: SAMSUNG Electronics type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: full
  Info: model: Intel Core i5 M 480 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Westmere
    gen: core 1 level: v2 built: 2010-11 process: Intel 32nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x25 (37) stepping: 5 microcode: 0x7
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2281 high: 2716 min/max: 1199/2667 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 2239 2: 1831
    3: 2339 4: 2716 bogomips: 21279
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
  Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode;
    SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Unknown: No mitigations
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Samsung Co
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-5.75 process: Intel 45nm built: 2010
    ports: active: LVDS-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:0046 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GT218M [GeForce 310M] vendor: Samsung Co driver: nouveau
    v: kernel non-free: series: 340.xx status: legacy (EOL) last:
    release: 340.108 kernel: 5.4 xorg: 1.20 arch: Tesla process: 40-80nm
    built: 2006-13 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: none
    off: VGA-2 empty: none bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0a70 class-ID: 0302
    temp: 48.0 C
  Device-3: Silicon Motion WebCam SCB-0370N type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-1.4:3 chip-ID: 2232:1001 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: xfwm v: 4.16.1 driver:
    X: loaded: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa
    dri: crocus,nouveau gpu: i915,nouveau display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: LVDS-1 pos: primary model: Seiko Epson 0x3355 built: 2010
    res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 118 gamma: 1.2 size: 293x165mm (11.54x6.5")
    diag: 336mm (13.2") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
  Monitor-2: VGA-2 mapped: VGA-1-2 note: disabled size-res: N/A modes:
    max: 1024x768 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics (ILK) v: 2.1 Mesa 22.2.1
    direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
    vendor: Samsung Co driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    chip-ID: 8086:3b56 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA High Definition Audio vendor: Samsung Co
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0be3 class-ID: 0403
  Sound API: ALSA v: k5.15.74-1-lts running: yes
  Sound Interface: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Askey
    driver: wl v: kernel modules: bcma pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4727 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Marvell Yukon Optima 88E8059 [PCIe Gigabit Ethernet with AVB]
    vendor: Samsung Co driver: sky2 v: 1.30 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: b000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 11ab:4381 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 75.58 GiB (32.5%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 750 EVO 250GB
    size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: MBR
  ID-1: / raw-size: 169.41 GiB size: 169.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 75.58 GiB
    (44.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 169.41 GiB size: 169.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 75.58
    GiB (44.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 169.41 GiB size: 169.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 75.58
    GiB (44.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 169.41 GiB size: 169.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 75.58
    GiB (44.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.62 GiB used: 1 GiB (27.6%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 48.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 301 Uptime: 2h 23m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.63 GiB used: 2.33 GiB
  (64.2%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1403 libs: 359
  tools: pamac,paru,yay Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: xfce4-terminal
  inxi: 3.3.22
Garuda (2.6.8-1):
  System install date:     2022-10-17
  Last full system update: 2022-10-21 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:            irqbalance.service 

I'm not going to watch a video, no offense.

Put the information into the thread where people can read it and search for it.


ooooh ok, sorry.
script is:

if xprop -root  _NET_SHOWING_DESKTOP|egrep '= 1' ; then 
  wmctrl -k off ; 
  wmctrl -k on ;

and I set the key for it using the app keyboard:

I believe the meta key is assigned to open the whisker menu:

That is "Super L" (as opposed to "Super+L"), which I interpret to mean the meta key on the left-hand side of the keyboard.

Try to change or delete that shortcut and see if your custom shortcut works without opening the menu.


Yes, if i remove it everything works

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