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Old 12-31-2004, 01:51 PM   #1
michaeljh2000
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key mappings


I was able to install 3ddesktop. Now, I just want to map a key. I tried gconf-editor, per suggestion at 3ddesktop website, but it does not seem to be working.

How can I map the F12 key to execute /usr/local/bin/3ddesk?

Slackware 10 w/KDE

Thanks.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:09 AM   #2
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in /home/user there should be a .xdefaults file

just type
F12 = /usr/local/bin/3ddesk

which wm are you using, in fluxbox you can map keys in /home/user/.fluxbox/keys file
it's the same thing though...
I think that should do it...
 
Old 01-07-2005, 03:35 PM   #3
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Nope, didn't work. Thanks anyway...
 
Old 01-07-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
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3ddesktop, if I remember right (been awhile since I used it), needs to be run with the --acquire command first:
Code:
3ddesk --acquire
then the regular command to turn it on:
Code:
3ddesk
I would try mapping 2 keys to do these commands and see if it works that way. If not, you might try man 3ddesk or 3ddesk --help for more options.

MagicMan

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Old 01-08-2005, 02:20 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by MagicMan
3ddesktop, if I remember right (been awhile since I used it), needs to be run with the --acquire command first:
Code:
3ddesk --acquire
then the regular command to turn it on:
Code:
3ddesk
I would try mapping 2 keys to do these
commands and see if it works that way. If not, you might try man 3ddesk or 3ddesk --help for more options.

MagicMan
I can run 3ddesk from shell easily. I just want to map a key so "3ddesk" does not need to be typed.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 03:09 AM   #6
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Just map those 2 commands to the keys you want to use in the ~/.fluxbox/keys file. Here is an example:
Code:
None F11 :ExecCommand /usr/bin/3ddesk --acquire &
None F12 :ExecCommand /usr/bin/3ddesk &
then do a Reload config and it should work.

MagicMan
 
Old 01-09-2005, 05:02 PM   #7
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I re-read your original post and I just now noticed you were using KDE. Sorry. I think all you need to do is add 2 shortcuts for the commands to the KDE menu using Menu Editor. After they are in the menu, you should be able to go to Control Center/Region & Language/Keboard Shortcuts/Command Shortcuts tab (KDE 3.2.x), find your shortcuts, and then configure the keyboard keys you would like to use.

MagicMan
 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:45 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by MagicMan
I re-read your original post and I just now noticed you were using KDE. Sorry. I think all you need to do is add 2 shortcuts for the commands to the KDE menu using Menu Editor. After they are in the menu, you should be able to go to Control Center/Region & Language/Keboard Shortcuts/Command Shortcuts tab (KDE 3.2.x), find your shortcuts, and then configure the keyboard keys you would like to use.

MagicMan
I was able to follow your instructions, but it still does not work.
Thanks anyway.

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Old 01-11-2005, 03:07 AM   #9
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Do the shortcuts you made work correctly? Try running them from the menu. If they do not work, the keys you mapped to those shortcuts will not work either.

MagicMan
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:08 AM   #10
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Yes, the shortcuts work from the menu. But, not when I try to map them per your instructions.
I have tried various key combinations with no luck.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 04:13 PM   #11
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fluxbox

hey this also will work with using fluxbox

open .fluxbox/menu in an editor and add

[exec] (3ddesk) {3ddesk} somewhere
 
Old 12-25-2006, 12:57 PM   #12
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HI,

I got the keymapping working fine. All you have to do is set the key in KDE Menu Editor. There is a small dialog box at the bottom right corner for doing this (at least there is in kde-3.5.5). I hope this helps.
 
  


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