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axos88 06-24-2007 06:23 AM

Windows's Run under Linux
 
Hello everyone,

Is there something similar to the MS Windows's (boo) Run? I always had the habit to start notepad, the sound recorder, and ms paint, and even ms office word pressing Windows+R and typing in the command. I wonder if there is something similar under Linux... I know there are the terminals, but they aren't the same, they usually take a few seconds to start, and cannot be closed while the app is running... I suppose there must be something there, please tell me what to do.

P.S. is there a way to make shortcuts using the windows key? eg. wnd+r wnd+e wnd+something... When I try making a shortcut key, it doesn't accept combinations using the "SUPER"... It is regarded as a normal button like "A" or "B"

Regards,
Akos Vandra

pixellany 06-24-2007 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by axos88
Hello everyone,

Is there something similar to the MS Windows's (boo) Run? I always had the habit to start notepad, the sound recorder, and ms paint, and even ms office word pressing Windows+R and typing in the command. I wonder if there is something similar under Linux... I know there are the terminals, but they aren't the same, they usually take a few seconds to start, and cannot be closed while the app is running... I suppose there must be something there, please tell me what to do.

P.S. is there a way to make shortcuts using the windows key? eg. wnd+r wnd+e wnd+something... When I try making a shortcut key, it doesn't accept combinations using the "SUPER"... It is regarded as a normal button like "A" or "B"

Regards,
Akos Vandra

KDE (3.5.3) has a "run" command.

shortcuts (in KDE) can use the "Windows" key with no problem---note that that you have to hold down the key while entering the other character (just as you would when actually running the shortcut)

What distro / desktop are you running?

Emerson 06-24-2007 08:38 AM

Alt+F2 does it.


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