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Old 09-21-2004, 09:05 PM   #1
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Mandrake Launch Program Global Hotkey?


I use mandrake linux, I would like to be able to launch programs with a simple keyboard command...
As an example, I use KHotKeys to control XMMS play...
on keyboard input I have it send console commands like "xmms -p" and such...
They all work fine.
However, I would like a command to start XMMS...
When I make a command for it (Ctrl - 1 for example), I have it launch the command "xmms" however, it doesn't work...
Neither does the "Keyboard Shortcuts" item in the KDE Accessability menu... Neither will launch XMMS. I used XMMS as an example, however neither of them will launch programs...
Am I missing a step in here someplace?
Do I need to set them and then restart KDE?
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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If you go into the menu editor, ( right click K and select Menu Editor ) then select the program you want a short cut for. At the bottom is a keyboard shortcut button. You can use that.

It will show up in KHotKeys as well. You can set them from here buy defining a new action and selecting the action type as K-Menu Entry.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:37 PM   #3
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I dont see a keyboard shortcut option anywhere in the menu editor... and in KHotKeys, I see multiple items to launch (With the K-Menu Entry) but none of those work...
Am i missing a plugin perhaps?
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:42 PM   #4
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What version of KDE are you using?
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:55 PM   #5
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The one packaged with Mandrake 10.0 Official
KDE 3.2
 
Old 09-21-2004, 10:04 PM   #6
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Then it should be there, its a part of the application. There should be a shortcut button in the bottom right hand corner. If probably just say none at the moment simply click it. ( maybe you might have to scroll ).
 
Old 09-21-2004, 10:22 PM   #7
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nope, definately no button anywhere in there...
not that i can see...
 
Old 09-21-2004, 10:34 PM   #8
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Which is strange. as it is standard part of KDE. unless Mandrake Changed it...
 
  


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