unable to create shortcut to start kmodemlights applet
golfbuf at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 20:53:49 GMT 2006
I'm using kde-3.5.1 on ubuntu devel branch. I installed kmodemlights
from kde-apps.org and like it a lot. kmodemlights is a network
connection monitor with a graph like knetload, but also has a start /
stop dialog popup like knemo. It is an applet in the panel.
It would be great if I could use a shortcut key to popup the
connection dialog window, so I could start the dialup without using
the mouse. But, I have not been able to create a shortcut.
Here's what I've tried and failed.
First, I tried opening the window applications menu (Alt-F3) on the
popup, and going to Advanced, then Window Shortcut, and entered a key
sequence, but issuing the shortcut fails to popup the dialog.
Next, I thought I could use the kcontrol Input Actions to create a
popup shortcut. I selected New Action and specified "Keyboard
Shortcut -> Activate Window (simple)" as the Action Type under the
General tab, then on the Keyboard Shortcut tab, I selected my keys
(Alt+Ctrl+\), then on the Window tab, I hit New, then Simple, then on
the popup, I selected Autodetect, and moved the mouse crosshairs to
click on the kmodemlights dialog window. After hitting OK and Apply,
this still does not work.
I also tried using "xprop" in a konsole, and clicking on the
kmodemlights dialog window, but it just shows kicker, instead of
kmodemlights .. WM_CLASS(STRING) = "kicker", "Kicker"
I also tried using kdop to try to search for kmodem, but nothing
results. I thought maybe I could use a dcop command.
Any tips on how I can create this shortcut?
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