Auxlaunch

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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.

Contents


Operation

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.

Options

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")

Installation

Python and PyGTK are required. Package "wmctrl" is required for window (app) switching.

Download (from external site)

  1. Extract files to new directory.
  2. Edit .auxlaunchrc
    • Specify stock GTK icon identifiers -or- file names of existing images.
    • Use "&" at end of command to run as a separate process (usually a good idea).
  3. At command line, run "./auxlaunch <options> &".
  4. Press AUX button and enjoy!

Screenshot

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.)

Auxlaunch-screenshot.png

Personal tools

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.

Contents


Operation

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.

Options

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")

Installation

Python and PyGTK are required. Package "wmctrl" is required for window (app) switching.

Download (from external site)

  1. Extract files to new directory.
  2. Edit .auxlaunchrc
    • Specify stock GTK icon identifiers -or- file names of existing images.
    • Use "&" at end of command to run as a separate process (usually a good idea).
  3. At command line, run "./auxlaunch <options> &".
  4. Press AUX button and enjoy!

Screenshot

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.)

Auxlaunch-screenshot.png