Auxlaunch is a very simple, finger-friendly application launcher and window switcher for the Freerunner. It appears when the "AUX" button is pressed. The top buttons change when the up/down buttons below are pressed.
To launch an app, press the top left button ("left for launch"). The apps are configured in a comma delimited text file (.auxlaunchrc). Items such as "Suspend", "Cancel", and "Quit" can be configured too. Auxlaunch uses stock GTK icons or images from files.
To switch to a currently running app (window), press the top right button. If you don't like this feature, then specify "-nowm" when running "auxlaunch" (i.e. "auxlaunch -nowm"). This will hide the right-hand, app switching buttons.
Note: Auxlaunch is, of course, very beta and, so far, only tested in Debian.
Python and PyGTK are required. Package "wmctrl" is required for window (app) switching.
- Extract files to new directory.
- Edit .auxlaunch
- Specify stock GTK icon identifiers -or- file names of existing images.
- Use "&" at end of command to run in background.
Auxlaunch shown here underneath the cool, "openmoko-panel-plugin':
(Yeah, it is kind of silly to configure Auxlaunch with an "Auxlauncher" button. But I thought it'd make for a good screenshot.)