[oclug] KDE arbitrary commands
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Thu Jun 12 16:36:18 EDT 2003
On 12/06/03 charles.macdonald at hrdc-drhc.gc.ca did speaketh:
> ER, is that not what konsole is for? You can even have a bunch of
> them open, and name them anything you want.
So I must use the interface the way someone else decides? That's
just a cop-out for bad interface design.
Any decent window manager permits artibrary commands in shortcuts.
Gnome used to, but it gave up Sawfish for the, "I'm too stupid for
customization" window manager, Metacity. Meanwhile, I have no trouble
doing this in IceWM, Blackbox, XFCE, and I'm sure many other window
To answer your question, it's far faster to have keybindings to
execute arbitrary commands that you use often than to go find one of
your konsole's somewhere in one of your workspaces, and type an alias.
For example, here's my current keys file from IceWM.
[msoulier at tigger msoulier]$ cat .icewm/keys
key "Alt+Ctrl+t" xterm -ls
key "Alt+Ctrl+b" mozilla
key "Alt+Ctrl+x" xmms
key "Alt+Ctrl+m" gmix
key "Alt+Ctrl+v" gvim
key "Alt+Ctrl+l" xscreensaver-command -lock
key "Alt+Ctrl+c" vmware-console -h boar
key "Alt+Ctrl+e" emacs
key "Alt+Ctrl+p" xterm -T "Perl Debugger" -e perl -de 0
key "Alt+Ctrl+y" xterm -T "Python Shell" -e python
key "Alt+Ctrl+h" xterm -T rabbit -e rabbit
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