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Old 05-16-2005, 08:51 PM   #1
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console commands for gui actions


In GUI, are there console commands that I can see
while GUI actions are performed simultaneously?

For instance, if I launch OpenOffice in GUI, I'd like to
see equivalent console commands that accomplish
the same thing.

Old 05-16-2005, 09:00 PM   #2
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only way I can think of is to open the menu editor (in KDE right click on the K and select menu editor). In the editor clicking on an item shows the command used to start it.
Old 05-16-2005, 09:29 PM   #3
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Hi mike33,

Thanks for your comments.

What about while an action is performed in GUI?
Can I see some equivalent console commands?

For instance, as I perform various actions in OpenOffice
under GUI, I'd like to see what's really going on behind
the scene in a separate console window which I can either
enable for viewing the equivalent console commands or disable
if I do not want such viewing.

At one point, I think I came across seeing a separate
console window with equivalent console commands while
launching OpenOffice under GUI. That was nice, but then
the console window was closed out so quickly.

It would be nice if I could see some equivalent console
commands in a separate console window while GUI actions
are being performed as I mentioned above.

I'm thinking along the line of configuring some settings for
displaymanager in /etc/sysconfig or something like that.

I'd appreciate if anyone has any idea.



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