Kmenu editor - launching files

John john_82 at
Sun Jan 21 18:41:13 GMT 2007

Yes there is a space in the path. I avoid them and use Uppercase instead (eg 
SomeDirectory or SomeFileName) but the installer used one in a directory 
The other problem of not been able to launch multiple pdf's this way is solved 
by putting < acroread -openInNewWindow "filename.pdf" > in the command box 
and the full path of the pdf in the working directory box. (Thanks Kevin)

Oh how I wish there was a open in single tabbed window option but alas there 
isn't. It wouldn't be much use use unless it remembered the last viewed 
position for each tab though.


On Sunday 21 January 2007 17:54, kitts wrote:
> On Sunday 21 January 2007 23:25 IST, John wrote:
> > No  don't think it's a bug as such. It seems that if a file such as a pdf
> > is launched from Kmenu it isn't passed on to to the application it's
> > associated with.
> > There also seems to be some inconsistency in this area. For example
> > a command  - wine "some win application with it's full path" - needs the
> > quotes and does work where as - acroread "some pdf file with it's full
> > path" doesn't (kpf and kghost too).
> > The solution is to put - acroread filename.pdf in command and the pdf
> > file's full directory in the working directory.
> > The file name can be in quotes or not in quotes. In the wine case the
> > quotes must be added.
> I am not sure i understand this problem entirely, nevertheless, ill
> mention.
> The quotes are needed when you have spaces in the path. Do you have spaces?
> Try putting the command as you did for the menu entry in the run dialog
> (ALT+F2) and see what happens.
> I don't have acroread here on an amd64.


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