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Old 11-03-2016, 11:31 AM   #16
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In Microsoft Windows and most modern Linux distributions, the keystroke to run a program is the "Windows" or "Super" key (between Ctrl and Alt on most US-layout keyboards). On some older distros, the keystroke is Alt+F2.
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The Super key is used in conjunction with another key to provide shortcuts. In Cinnamon, for example, it can be used with the cursor keys to tile the current window. You can also customise it: I use Super+A for the accounts program, Super+E for an editor, etc. Super used alone is just a Gnome thing, I think.

Alt+F2 opens a little box where you can type in the name of the program you want to run.

For Cinnamon shortcuts, see
https://www.lifewire.com/complete-li...x-mint-4064592
 
Old 11-03-2016, 12:00 PM   #17
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No.

The Super key is used in conjunction with another key to provide shortcuts. In Cinnamon, for example, it can be used with the cursor keys to tile the current window. You can also customise it: I use Super+A for the accounts program, Super+E for an editor, etc. Super used alone is just a Gnome thing, I think.

Alt+F2 opens a little box where you can type in the name of the program you want to run.

For Cinnamon shortcuts, see
https://www.lifewire.com/complete-li...x-mint-4064592
I've used Cinnamon a few times in the past and seem to recall, if I tapped the Super key, typed "firefox" (for example), and pressed Enter, Firefox would launch. I also recall that Alt+F2 worked as expected.

You are correct to accuse me of being Gnome-centric in my thinking, as that is indeed my preferred desktop environment.
 
Old 11-04-2016, 02:40 AM   #18
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I love mupdf, and I also wanted to use it from the gui. Linux is about choice, right? So I wrote a little program called mupdf_chooser which does nothing but put up a gtk filepicker dialog, and then runs mupdf on the file you select. I'm attaching it here. Compile it and put it in your menu. Problem solved.
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Old 11-04-2016, 03:25 AM   #19
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Have you visited Linux Mint forum?
 
  


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