KDE programs in Windows start menu

Chris January chris at atomice.net
Tue Apr 20 15:44:17 CEST 2004

> > This error is caused because some icons have shadows and so they are
> > 17x17/33x33 instead of 16x16/32x32. I could update the script to use
> > ImageMagick's convert program to resize the images to the correct size.
> >
> > Ditto. Convert to colour image.
> >
> > I think the & is causing problems here. My shell scripting is not up to
> > much; I will have to check my quoting.
> >
> > Noone has said whether the shortcuts in the Start Menu actually
> work yet!
> Yeah, the shortcuts are working... :-)
> but only if I have executed `startx &` in cygwin
> I wonder why would you make this if we can choose it from the kde
> desktop... @_@ no offense
> probably It's a bit faster from the shortcuts of windows...?!
> I tried it in some different cases, one in the minimal (no kde desktop).
> The programs seems to open very slowly and when i type ps there
> appears to have many kdeinit and several dcopserver running.
> The kwrite was working on the minimal case.
> ., another in only cygwin console, none was actually working, not
> even a process active...

The kde3.sh script should automatically start X in multiwindow mode if it
isn't running. The idea behind the shortcuts is so you can launch a single
KDE program at once instead of launching the whole desktop without having to
use the command line.
Startup speed will always be slow as to start a single program you need to
startup kdeinit, dcopserver, etc. If you already have one program running,
the second starts up more quickly. Adding the --nofork option to the line
that calls $@ in kde3.sh should also help.


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