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Month: July 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Katapult and MiniCli

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:02:40 -0400
On 31 July 2012 11:55, David C. Rankin <drankinatty@...> wrote:
> 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.

Of course if you wanted that - wouldn't all you have to do is disable
those excess features?

> 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...

Just turn the "recent documents" plugin off... same thing

> 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.

Actually the KDE4 dialog is very nice. Though a bit excessive in some
area's you've pointed out.

> With that said... "What were your ideas?"  :)
> Things that could be useful:
>   '#<man page name>' - opens man page in konqueror regardless of .html mimetype

stuff like that would be awesome, and along the lines of what katapult does.

>   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.

Mime types still suck. "Open With" is the bane of my existence. On
windows, on Mac OS X, one Linux, on unix, I always have issues :[ I
still have trouble with trinity and programs that are running with a
different toolkit.