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Old 09-01-2010, 11:04 AM   #1
connie84911
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Rotate image for desktop applications


Hello,

I would like to use a key stroke sequence to rotate an applications view. For instance, when using gimp I would like to rotate the displayed image. I believe I would need to first know what application is currently in use, and then determine the hotkey(s) to rotate.

So, I need to what application is running in the foreground, and the keys that make the image rotate.

Can you tell me how to accomplish this?

Thanks
 
Old 09-01-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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For instance, when using gimp I would like to rotate the displayed image.
Isn't Image - Transform - Rotate in the gimp sufficient for you? Even ALT-I T R if you prefer keystrokes.

Most other picture viewers have similar options.

Some will automatically rotate your camera's images if your camera attaches the right "orientation" metadata to the jpgs it makes. My older camera does not do this. My more recent one does.

If this doesn't answer your Q, then we'll need details of your linux distro and what desktop you are running.
 
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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Apologies if this is a repeat of an earlier response - I can't seem to find it though.

Thanks tredegar for the help regarding rotating gimp.

I am wondering if I can find out the current foreground application so I know the correct keystroke to use to rotate a particular application.

Thanks
 
Old 09-01-2010, 06:00 PM   #4
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I should have included my distro information:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
gnome desktop
kernel 2.6.32-24-generic
 
Old 09-02-2010, 11:39 AM   #5
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This bash script will display the active window:


#!/bin/bash

while true;
do
xprop -id `xprop -root | grep "_NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW(WINDOW)" | awk '{print $5}'` | grep "WM_CLASS(STRING)"
done
 
  


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