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Old 02-12-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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KDE: Special Window Settings

Hello, hope somebody can help me out with this. I think that it's probably pretty easy stuff for somebody who's pretty knowledgeable in Linux.

Anyway, I want to run a program called xlassie. It will dock itself in KDE, check my imap email account and notify me when I get new emails. My problem is that it is run from the terminal, and I don't want to keep an open terminal window sitting on my desktop (I know I'll mistakenly close it).

I've seen the "Special Window Settings" by clicking advanced in the upperleft of any of the windows. I tried this on my konsole, and actually managed to have the konsole window "disappear" (just not to display itself on the taskbar), but it was applied universally, and each new konsole would run but not be shown on the taskbar. Close but no cigar. There are a bunch of check boxes there, but I don't know what they do - I'm afraid to play around with this stuff, since I already had my konsole disappear (I managed to get it back somehow!).

I've made a link to the xlassie application, added all of the switches I need to get the program running, and it works perfectly - except for the konsole sitting open while the program runs. There is a spot there for Advanced Options -> Terminal Options. Maybe there's a switch I can stick in there to make the konsole open up but not display itself on the taskbar?

I've read the mans and help, but haven't seen this come up. As far as I know, I'm the first person to ask about it on this board. Google didn't help me, since my search terms are too vague to get anything appropriate.

Any ideas? Thanks a bunch,
Old 02-12-2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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why don't you do it in run command dialog?
Old 02-13-2006, 08:50 AM   #3
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I was hoping to make an icon that I can click on and avoid the run command dialogue because it's not just a simple command - it's more like:

xlassie -kde -bell -imap -username [username] -password [password]

I hope I didn't forget anything. Anyway, it was my hope that I could avoid typing this out (and probably making mistakes every now and then) on both of my networked computers.

Old 02-13-2006, 12:21 PM   #4
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Something that might work:

- Set KDE to not show desktop contents from all dekstops (not sure where/what this option is called...I'm at work right now...
- Move the terminal with xlassie onto another desktop

Doing that, it wouldn't show up unless you were looking at the desktop that it's on, and any other terminals that you open will open normally on whatever desktop you're looking at at the moment.


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