Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

Advanced Application Launchers With Zenity

Nov 08, 2010, 19:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacob Barkdull)

[ Thanks to Jacob Barkdull for this link. ]

"If you're like me, you hate when you're in a hurry and just want to start an application, get right to it, and just start working. Well it never works that way when you need it too. You have to start the application then navigate to the directory containing either the various subdirectories or the file(s) you'll need to work on, before you can even start. Wouldn't it be nice to just start the application at the navigation stage? Well you can. As well as: graphically feed text to Espeak or Festival, graphically display a command's output like a directory listing or a file's contents, graphically start a web browser at a specific website like a Google search with your input, and so much more! This is basic BASH and Zenity, so don't worry, it's easy!

"GNOME Application Launcher All the examples here use one line code that can be placed in a GNOME Panel Launcher on standard GNOME desktops. Simply copy & paste the code into a "Custom Application Launcher" on the GNOME Panel. You can do this by performing a right-click on the GNOME Panel, clicking on "Custom Application Launcher" and filling in the "Name" area and pasting the code into the "Program" area."

Complete Story

Related Stories: