geek.menu has some features not exposed through settings dialog. These settings tend to be
advanced features, or features that are not easily presented through the GUI. Over time, many
features once in this list have become fully supported features with a UI for managing them.
*** INI File Settings ***
In the [TrueCryptOpts] section, trueCryptMountTimeout defines how long to wait(in seconds) for
the TrueCrypt volume to mount before exit
*** Searchbar ***
The searchbar locations can be defined through the locale file (although the URLs must support
google (or wiki) compatible syntax).
*** Wallpaper ***
If you create a subfolder of your "Pictures" folder called "wallpaper", and fill that folder with .jpg
images, geek.menu will select a random image at start and replace the desktop wallpaper with
In addition, you can specify "drawboxes" which will overlay boxes on your background image.
This is a feature that will eventually have a user interface to manage, but those who are
adventurous and interested can look at this example box from geekmenu.ini below:
*** Interface Tricks ***
-Alt + Clicking on the "explore" button when using Truecrypt will browse the host drive, rather than
the encrypted partition.
-Creating custom buttons or changing the application names to include a "&" character in front of
a letter will create a keybord shortcut that can be used with "ALT+(whatever letter the & is in front
of)". To actually display an ampersand in a label, type &&
-You can force a shortcut or category to the top of the menu by renaming the category or
application with a space in front of it. The space will not display, but the app will sort to the top.