I am referring to this button:

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(called variously as "new menu" or PanelUI, thanks ciastek!)

Is this basically a mouse-only button and menu, or is there some secret way of using it with the keyboard?


If you put the searchbar in the menu, you can use Ctrl-E or Ctrl-K to open it. That's the best I've found so far.

  • In all case you can't navigate by keyboard (arrows or tab) when menu is open.
    – Yukulélé
    Oct 23 '14 at 8:49
  • The only solution that works even after 2 years
    – Kashif
    Dec 26 '16 at 23:30

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