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Old 06-11-2003, 07:36 AM   #1
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Slack 9, no Run Command upon pressing Alt+F2

Any idea what happened to the Alt+F2 Run command?

This was a very useful feature and it's gone now.
Old 06-11-2003, 07:43 AM   #2
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Open up the KDE control center
K>Settings>Control Center
go to "regional and accessibility"
select "Keyboard shortcuts"
under the heading "desktop" should be a "run command"
check it's ALT+F2 ... if it ain't ...
Old 06-11-2003, 12:19 PM   #3
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I'm assuming you're not talking about the virtual consoles then?
Old 06-12-2003, 10:05 AM   #4
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okay, now i am really confused. Before when i pressesd Alt+F2 nothing was happening. You said to check in the keyboard shortcuts, so i went in there to check it, and it says Run Command Alt+F2. I closed that settings window and hit Alt+F2 and now it works. Very strange... but at least it works now.

Astro, i'm not familiar with the term 'virtual console', so i can't say if the run command is called a virtual console or not.
Old 06-12-2003, 01:08 PM   #5
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Could you please not use Red Text, it hurts my poor eyes.

Virtual consoles are just different consoles or terminals or CLIs (whatever) that you bring up by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1-7.

I think he wasnt sure if you were refering to that, or just Alt+F2.

You use virtual consoles if you are just in Text mode and you want to be doing multiple commands/"things" at the same time.


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