Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

MachineoftheMonth: Whizzer helps automate your day

Dec 13, 1999, 23:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glenn Mullikin)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

[ Thanks to Glenn Mullikin for this link. ]

"Whizzer is a product that you can use in Linux to automate your web browsing and program execution. Instead of clicking on your web browser icon 5 times and filling in a different web address in each window ( and hitting RETURN) wouldn't it be nice to simply click on one button? That is how I do it. I create an icon on my desktop to point to my executable "6whizzer" shell script and then once I am in kde, I click on that icon and boom, here is what I see...."

"Then what I would usually do is click on the kpp selection and then dial into the internet by clicking on the "Execute selected command". That's one thing I like about whizzer is that even if an item is not in my profile, I can click on it in the bottom window and execute it that one time. But the basic idea behind whizzer is that I would set up a profile of the programs I want to run in one whizzer window and in the other whizzer window I set up a profile of the websites that I wish to see opened all at once when I dial into the net. So there are two whizzer windows, one devoted to executable programs and the other devoted to websites to be opened. Is there room for a third?"

"I feel that the program can be improved so go ahead and take it and make it better. It is licensed under the GNU GPL so you can easily do that."

Complete Story