[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Mon Jan 5 23:20:23 PST 2004


on Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 11:18:48PM -0500, Chip Salzenberg (chip@pobox.com) wrote:
> According to Jeff Waugh:
> > As in, you're navigating menus with keystokes?
> 
> Right.  To give you a flavor of my fvwm2rc:
> 
>   AddToMenu MainMenu "Main Menu" Title
>   + "%mini.xterm.xpm%&Debian Machines  >>"	Menu Debian
> 
>   AddToMenu Debian "Debian Machines" Title
>   + "%mini.xterm.xpm%&apple"			Exec xterm -e ssh apple.debian.org &
>   + "%mini.xterm.xpm%&dog"			Exec xterm -e ssh   dog.debian.org &
> 
> So F12-d-a opens an xterm to apple.debian.org.  Not all of my menu
> actions are two levels deep, but all the frequent ones are chosen
> for keyboard navigation.  Mousing around is only for the infrequent.
> 
> I hate to have to use the mouse for anything that isn't intrinsically
> positional.

WMaker has a dialog syntax for launching apps with arguments specified
at runtime, though I don't use it myself.

Peace.

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