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Re: [E-devel] Add application key bindings from border menu....



On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 04:01:58PM -0600, Ravenlock wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Here is a patch that will add a border menu item that allows you to
> enter a key binding for the current app.
> 
> It utilizes the existing key binding config dialog.  When launched from
> the border menu, it will immediately prompt for the binding.  It then
> selects the "Defined Command" as an action, and fills in the "Action
> Params" with the present app's command line args.
> 
> Quirks/Limitations:
>   Well, in short... the command line and args may not be exactly what 
> you expect.  For example, some apps are started via shell scripts. 
> Firefox and Thunderbird for example.  If you start them up and create a 
> key binding in this fashion, you get firefox-bin and thunderbird bin 
> respectively.  This will not launch those apps (on my machine anyway).
>   Additionally, complex command lines may not be as you expect either. 
>  Command lines with pipes and `command substitutions` in particular.
> 
> Comments welcome.
> 

For apps that have associated .desktop files, we could possibly use that
to determine how to launch it properly.

rephorm