Standard for configuring extra function keys
thiago at kde.org
Fri Feb 10 15:08:25 EET 2006
Matthew Garrett wrote:
>On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 01:25:48PM +0100, Marvin Raaijmakers wrote:
>> Well, I try to make keytouch as desktop independent as possible. For
>> example it uses konqueror under KDE and nautilus under GNOME as the
>> filemanager. I didn't know there was an infrastructure for starting
>> the preferred browser, but I would really like to use it (where can I
>> find information about it).
>gnome-open takes a URL and opens it in the user's configured web
>browser. I'd expect KDE to have something similar.
kfmclient openURL %u
kfmclient exec %u
The first form will open the URL in the browser; the second will launch
the application for the given URL (which may or may not be the browser)
>> Maybe you are about point 2, but would it not be great if the desktop
>> environments share the configuration?
>Not really. If I'm running a desktop, I want hitting a hotkey to open
>that desktop's preferred application.
That's probably something that can be done more cleanly with a D-Bus
interface that the desktop would claim. We have several helper methods in
KDE classes like invokeMailer, invokeHelp, invokeBrowser, etc.
Those should be exposed.
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