Windows key to launch apps

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Mon Jul 31 18:24:59 UTC 2006


Howard Coles Jr. said...
> On Friday 28 July 2006 1:10 pm, marc wrote:
> > MLA said...
> >
> > > On Friday 28 July 2006 11:33, Art Alexion wrote:
> > > > On Wednesday 26 July 2006 15:29, marc wrote:
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > On Windows, I use AutoHotKey to launch apps - mice! who needs 'em?
> > > > >
> > > > > Most of the shortcuts are of the form Win+<character>
> > > > >
> > > > > Win+F = Firefox
> > > > > Win+V = vim
> > > > >
> > > > > and so on.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'd like to replicate this on Kubuntu,
> > > >
> > > > Have you tried katapult?  <alt>+<space> then start typing the app name.
> > > > When katapult correctly has guessed the app, hit <enter>.
> > > >
> > > > To configure katapult, hit <Ctrl>+c when katapult first materializes.
> > >
> > >     For keyboard shortcuts, go to the Control Center, Regional &
> > > Accessibility, Keyboard Shortcuts. With the second tab, Command
> > > Shortcuts, you can assign keyboard shortcuts to launch individual
> > > programs.
> >
> > Unfortunately, the previous poster snipped the most important part of
> > the OP.
> >
> > "I'd like to replicate this on Kubuntu, but when I use the Win key as a
> > "Window Shortcut" in the app or "Keyboard Shortcut/Command Shortcut" via
> > Control Centre/Regional.../Global Schemes nothing happens.
> >
> > Oddly, using the Win key for Global Shortcuts in Control
> > Centre/Regional... works fine.
> >
> > Anyone know the trick?"
> >
> 
> I'm not sure on this but this could be because the the key combo is already 
> assigned to something else.

Nope, it tells you when this is the case anyway. As I mentioned, the Win 
key works in other circumstances.

> I tried <win>+f and kontact opened up a new message window for me to forward 
> this message to someone else.  So, you may need to "unassign" they key combo 
> from another purpose, and then reassign it to the one you want?  
> 
> Again, I'm not sure, but you might look into this.

Thanks, but that's not it.

-- 
Best,
Marc





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