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Old 08-25-2003, 04:36 AM   #1
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Shell typing possibility in taskbar?


Hi there,

I'm new to Linux, installed Slackware 9.0 and some very useful additional software and found myself comfortable right now.

I switched to Linux from Win2k and was using the Adress line in the taskbar very extensively because I like to control my PC via keyboard and it gave me very quick access to a lot of things. Is it possible to put such a shell command line into the taskbar? (note: I know about Alt+F2, just asking if it's possible) Thank you for helping!

Greetings,

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Old 08-25-2003, 05:23 AM   #2
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thats a good question. I have never personally heard of such a thing, but it sounds easy enough to do in theory. Usually if I want to run a quick command without opening a terminal I just left click and use ¨run command¨

I would also be interested in knowing if there is some sort of applet that is a command line..
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:30 AM   #3
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you mean other than the ones that come with Gnome and KDE ?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:36 AM   #4
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Sorry - I forgot to add that I'm using KDE 3.1... :-)

jalal: Which one do you mean at KDE? The Alt+F2 option? I'm searching for a plugin to the KDE taskbar which contains a field to type in something that does the same as if I was typing it into the shell... got it? :-)

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Old 08-25-2003, 05:50 AM   #5
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see if this is what you are looking for,

right click on the panel (or the K button) -> add -> applet -> application launcher
 
Old 08-25-2003, 06:20 AM   #6
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the icewm taskbar comes with a run box on the task bar, i dont have the gimp installed so i cant take a screen shot but ive found one here notice the small white box in the taskbar, you can type commands in their and they get executed. icewm is a big step down from kde though.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 09:58 AM   #7
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Thanks Jalal,

that's it :-)

Does anybody know how to change the font size in the application launcher? I set the taskbar size to "small" and now the letters in the app launcher aren't shown completely; they're cutted off at the bottom.

THanks alot!

Seppel
 
  


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