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Month: July 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Katapult and MiniCli

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:55:50 -0500
On 07/31/2012 09:55 AM, Calvin Morrison wrote:
> I am also heavily dependent upon MiniCli - I don't want to change it,
> just to extend it.
> Calvin

But whatever you do, DO NOT make it behave like the KDE4 version that tries to
think for you!!! ALT-F2, you type in the name of the executable, that's it, no
other crap pops up on the screen, no other crap appears in a listbox, it doesn't
talk back and provide any sass, it just does its job the exact same way it has
been doing its job for years. No -- search my inbox, contacts, don't list my
recent documents, don't offer to launch a URL, just pop up the icon for the
executable I type in and run it...

However, if you always remember to provide a configuration option to retain the
original behavior, it can be a crazy as you want it. (A new feature is a bug if
you can't turn it off!) The kde4 devs completely missed that concept. I kind of
agree with Tim here, no need to KDE4'ify Alt+F2.

With that said... "What were your ideas?"  :)

Things that could be useful:

  '#<man page name>' - opens man page in konqueror regardless of .html mimetype

  Currently if you have your mime-type set to open .html in kwrite (or other
editor for development work), then the minicli launches the man page hypertext
in kwrite. That could be fixed and improved.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.