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Advanced Application Launchers With Zenity

[ 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.”


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