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#1 2019-02-06 03:12:47

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[MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

I'd have opened this in TGN if it allowed new posts, it prolly belongs there:

The run dialogue (gmrun) is a royal pain, you open it by mistake, there's no X to close it, well, you'd think Alt+F4 right?
Not in Virtualbox, that "Helpfully" prepends Ctrl to Alt if you hit the left one through ingrained habit... & you end up at a tty
I keep forgetting the OTHER alt works too, & end up typing

echo . /dev/null

Poor Alexa, I wonder how she likes /dev/null?

I'm forever messing up the other Alt+(something) keybinds too.

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#2 2019-02-06 03:41:09

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

Sometimes ESC is your friend  tongue

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#3 2019-02-06 12:36:18

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

Hitting ESC closes gmrun.


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#4 2019-02-06 12:56:47

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

or just type exit in the entry box.

I tried seeing if openbox rc.xml would decorate it but no good, wont even change its dimensions? Must be hardcoded to run like it does. I suppose it would be like trying to decorate dmenu, not possible.

        <application name="gmrun" class="Gmrun" type="dialog">
      <position force="yes">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
      </position>
      <size>
        <height>30</height>
        <width>80</width>
      </size>
      <decor>yes</decor>
      <maximized>no</maximized>
    </application>

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#5 2019-02-06 14:10:10

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

S7.L wrote:

or just type exit in the entry box.

I tried seeing if openbox rc.xml would decorate it but no good, wont even change its dimensions? Must be hardcoded to run like it does. I suppose it would be like trying to decorate dmenu, not possible.
...

HINT!:

man gmrun

You can set width and placement using ~/.gmrunrc


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#6 2019-02-06 14:39:57

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^^ ahh yes i forgot about the config file....

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#7 2019-02-06 21:49:19

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

Esc key FTW. Mark it [RESOLVED]?


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#8 2019-02-06 23:05:43

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

I could mark it [PROPOSED-SOLUTION] not exactly "solved" till i break myself of 20+ years of ingrained Alt+F4 from Windows since 3.1, I can still see me hitting the habitual key combo 5 years from now, in the absence of a "shut it" [x] in the corner or [Cancel] button.

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#9 2019-02-07 01:22:02

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

^ cmon, what more to say?

lowrider wrote:

Sometimes ESC is your friend

hhh wrote:

Esc key FTW. Mark it [RESOLVED]?

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#10 2019-02-07 01:45:26

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lowrider wrote:

^ cmon, what more to say?

Fo real, what's with the aggressive attitude recently, or am I mistaken? Opinions are great, attitude flipping stinks.


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#11 2019-02-07 02:06:05

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^You are mistaking, no offence meant to be. maybe the language barrier?... Peace

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#12 2019-02-07 04:02:10

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hhh wrote:

Fo real, what's with the aggressive attitude recently, or am I mistaken? Opinions are great, attitude flipping stinks.

If you mean me, then I apologize, it's not my intention to come over that way.


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#13 2019-02-07 04:05:38

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Bearded_Blunder maybe the window can be decorated with the devilspie.

apt update && apt install devilspie

then create /home/<YourUserName>/.devilspie/decorate_gmrun.ds
(If .devilspie dir doesn't exist create it)
paste next inside

(if
(matches (window_class) "Gmrun")
(begin
(decorate)
)
)

devilspie runs as a daemon.
You'd want to make it run on boot.

or solution 2 remap keys
https://ictsolved.github.io/blog/linux/ … y-in-linux

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#14 2019-02-07 04:38:52

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

Or even

sudo apt-purge gmrun

Then remove the menu item or point it at x-terminal-emulator.. after all if I know the command I want to run...

It's only a Gripe anyhow, not a real problem.
Expect on most installs I'll live with it & just cuss when I open it unintentionally.
Being at the top of the menu I seem to trigger it unintentionally, maybe I should put Terminal there, that's usually what I want anyhow.

On real hardware my habitual Alt+F4 works fine too.. it's the virtual ones I cuss at.

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#15 2019-02-07 04:51:38

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

Bearded_Blunder wrote:

Or even

sudo apt-purge gmrun

Then remove the menu item or point it at x-terminal-emulator.. after all if I know the command I want to run...

It's only a Gripe anyhow, not a real problem.
Expect on most installs I'll live with it & just cuss when I open it unintentionally.

On real hardware my habitual Alt+F4 works fine too.. it's the virtual ones I cuss at.

Oh, that's the most optimal solution.
Never thought of that. smile


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#16 2019-02-07 07:02:03

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

Bearded_Blunder wrote:
hhh wrote:

Fo real, what's with the aggressive attitude recently, or am I mistaken? Opinions are great, attitude flipping stinks.

If you mean me, then I apologize, it's not my intention to come over that way.

Cool, all good.


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#17 2019-02-07 09:47:20

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

Bearded_Blunder wrote:

not exactly "solved" till i break myself of 20+ years of ingrained Alt+F4 from Windows since 3.1

Sometimes I use gmrun, other timees I use dmenu. Either way, I use the Esc key to close it, so I've gotten used to doing that. Anyway, easier to reach for one key than two, right? That thing about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks isn't always true!

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#18 2019-02-08 04:27:11

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

Anyway Alt+F4 works fine to close gmrun on real hardware (as B_B said).

The problem isn't with gmrun but Virtualbox (and other virtualization software) tend to take over keybindings for their own purposes. You have to find workarounds.


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#19 2019-02-08 05:33:55

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Re: [MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS] Gripe

Fun because they all mess with keybinds in different ways too, at one stage I was using VmWare (player locally & ESXI via vSphere client), Virtualbox, and M$ Virtual PC all on the same machine, sometimes all at once & I was (still am)  forever using the wrong key combos for whichever VM I happen to be looking at. VPC died with the downgrade from 7 to 10.

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