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Old 06-24-2006, 06:11 PM   #1
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Crazy Mac OS X F9 hotkey in KDE?


Does anyone know how to get KDE to do the crazy hide all windows, Mac OSX F9 thing? It's really awesome. The F11 - show me all the windows on my desktop thing is cool too. Not very important, just cool.

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Old 06-24-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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Actually, I think that you have the Mac OS X shortcuts reversed

f9 - is the neat view that shows you all of the running applications

f11 - takes you back to the desktop.

As for KDE, I do not know of a default option that matches OS X's f9 shortcut, but I beleive that 'Ctrl-Alt-D' will take you to the desktop. For a few more KDE shortcuts take a look at:

http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?p...oard+Shortcuts

Happy Hunting,
 
Old 06-24-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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That's awesome! For onlookers: the reverse works as well (press control+alt+D again and all your windows fly back). I guess I'll have to wait for the snazzy "see all windows" hotkey, or program it when I learn C/C++. Thanks.

-Peter
 
Old 06-24-2006, 09:24 PM   #4
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Yeah, the 'Ctrl-Alt-D' is a handy shortcut (works in GNOME as well).

You got me thinking of the expose (the function that handles the neat f9 function), so I poked around breifly and came across references to kompose, here is write up on this linux tool.

http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/1...-on-linux.html

It might be worht taking a closer look at for those using KDE.

Happy Hunting,
 
Old 06-24-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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Ok, now that's cool like nobody's business. It's not as "eye-candy-ish" as the OS X expose, as you called it, but it'll do just fine. Thanks again.

-Peter

P.S. I try to put a "noob simplification message" in my posts, so here it is. To get kompose to work, install it and then run it. You won't see anything popup. Then press Ctrl+Shift+J or Ctrl+Shift+I. The first time it exposes the windows, it'll take a second to open all your minimized windows, but then it will go faster. When you select a window, all the minimized windows will return to being minimized, except of course for the one you selected (if it was minimized in the first place).
 
Old 06-24-2006, 11:32 PM   #6
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Kompose looks awsome!

It is slower than Expose on the mac, but I like the ability to switch between desktops.

One thing though - on the Mac, pressing F9 again makes the desktop go back to normal. Anyone know how to do this with Kompose? To close Kompose, I have to click on a window and I would rather be able to press Ctrl-Shift-I again to close it.

Thanks
--Ian
 
  


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