I've been really impressed with the work being done on Bodhi Linux, so I've been giving both it and E17 a bit more love lately. To that end, I thought I would highlight a few cool tips and tricks. Some of these will make you slap your forehead they are so simple (and handy). Some of them you might not even use. Regardless, you can never have too many tips and tricks for the Enlightenment desktop.
One of the features I like most about Enlightenment (that has been available since the early days) is the mouse menu. This menu allows you to left-click anywhere on the desktop to get a main menu where you can open applications, open configuration settings, etc. Let's take a look at some cool things you can do for that menu.
To open up applications you navigate through Applications and then into the sub-categories you have in the main menu. But for those applications you frequently use you can add them to a Favorites menu, so they are much quicker to access. To do this, follow these steps:
Now when you open up the mouse menu you will see the Favorites menu entry, at the top, housing your favorite applications.
Shorten (or lengthen) application name entries
If you look into your menu you will notice the application names might look like those you see in Figure 1. For my taste, those menu entries are simply too long. Fortunately, it's very easy to shorten them. Follow these steps:
For the shortest menu entries, just enable Name.
Focus follows mouse and Autoraise windows
I was weened on Linux when the Window Manager was King. Because of this I grew used to focus follows mouse and autoraise. Focus follows mouse just means that whatever window the mouse is in will have focus. That way you don't have to click on the window to give it focus.
To enable Focus follows mouse, follow these steps:
Now to enable Autoraise, follow these steps:
E17 has so many cool features, you could play around for hours and still only scratch the surface. We'll come back and revisit this topic again, so you can enjoy E17 to its fullest.
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