KUbuntu 7.10 release [was: Re: KDE: shortcut for "give me application X"]

Phil Bieber philbieber at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 08:15:35 UTC 2007


Hi Farid.
Please open up a new thread for such questions...
Ubuntu 7.10 is being released today, but I'm not sure about KUbuntu...
It should be released today, too... Perhaps they're still syncing the
mirrors...
Cheers
Philipp Bieber
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On 4/19/07, Farid Ansari <ansari.farid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Today is 19th April 2007.
> Is the Kubuntu 7.04 being released ?
> Please advise.
> Thanks & Regards,
>
> Farid
>
>
> On 4/19/07, Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net> wrote:
> > G'day.
> >
> > I am trying to figure out if it is possible to achieve a bit of UI that
> > I would like in my KDE session:  I want a "give me application X" key
> > sequence.
> >
> > My use case is essentially this:
> >
> > I want to hit control-enter to give me a calculator.  I want this to
> > work from anywhere, no matter what, and to act like this:
> >
> >   If I hit the keys and the calculator application isn't running, start
> >   it up.
> >
> >   If I hit the keys and it /is/ running then bring it to the current
> >   desktop, on top, and give it focus.
> >
> > What I absolutely do not want is:
> >
> >   If I hit the keys and it isn't running nothing happens.
> >
> >   If I hit the keys and it is running a second copy starts up.
> >
> >
> > Sadly, though, I can't work out how to achieve this with KDE:
> >
> > If I set a global shortcut on the application I get the second bad
> > behaviour: it starts a new copy of the application even if one is
> > already running.
> >
> > If I set a shortcut key to jump to the application I can't have it
> > automatically started.
> >
> >
> > Annoyingly, a few applications do the right thing.  I presume this is
> > because they have their own special internal support for detecting a
> > running instance and activating that rather than starting a second copy.
> > (...and, no, the calculator isn't one of them.  Darn it.)
> >
> >
> > So, is there any way to achieve this nice, modal behaviour?
> >
> > Extra bonus points go to anyone who can supply a third behaviour here:
> >
> >   If I hit the keys, it is running and it has focus then hide or
> >   minimize the application.
> >
> > That way I can have a "pop-up" calculator, terminal session and the
> > couple of other "global" applications that I sometimes want to use from
> > whatever else I am in the middle of.
> >
> > Regards,
> >         Daniel
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