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. To switch to a currently running app (window), press the top right button. Use the arrow keys in the 2nd and 3rd row to change the launch or window-switch buttons above them.
The launch items 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.
Note: Auxlaunch is, of course, very beta and, so far, only tested in Debian.
Command line options include:
- "-nowm" hides the window-switching buttons.
- "-right" swaps button columns (left/right).
- "-dms" creates additional items from Debian Menu System (only those that specify needs="x11")
Python and PyGTK are required. Package "wmctrl" is required for window (app) switching.
Download (from external site)
- Extract files to new directory.
- Edit .auxlaunchrc
- 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':
(Also, yeah, it is kind of silly to configure Auxlaunch with an "Auxlaunch" button. But I thought it'd make for a good screenshot.)