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summon gnome-do with default super-space

asked 2014-05-01 18:03:05 +0000

francesco gravatar image

hi, I'd like to use gnome-do launcher on my i3 desktop. The default shortcut is super-space, and since my mod key is super, it doesn't work by default.

I added the line

bindsym $mod+super gnome-do

to my config, but I have the feeling that all it does is launching a new instance of gnome do, instead of just opening the launcher. I'd really like to keep the mod+space shortcut to be consistent with the rest of the WM. The man page of gnome-do doesn't help much, any idea what I should put on my config file to use super+space as default gnome-do behaviour?

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I do not use `gnome-do`, so I wouldn't know how to get it to work properly: it seems it may need a running gnome-session. In any case, your binding should be `bindsym $mod+space exec gnome-do`, assuming `$mod` is `Mod4`, else you could always bind to `Mod4+space`.

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2014-05-02 07:11:47 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-05-04 17:43:15 +0000

rosskarchner gravatar image

I think your solution is fine-- At the command line, I ran gnome-do a couple of times, and then did

ps ax | grep gnome-do

and there was only one instance running.

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