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Re: Run Program...?



On 9/4/06, Sander Hoentjen <sander hoentjen eu> wrote:
On Sun, 2006-09-03 at 00:45 -0700, Miles Lane wrote:
> On 9/2/06, Rahul <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> > Tom Horsley wrote:
> > > I could swear there used to be a menu item somewhere to
> > > popup a dialog to let me type in an arbitrary program
> > > name to run, but I was just looking for it in a GNOME
> > > session of FC6t2, and if its there, it is well hidden.
> > >
> > > Is this another GNOME helpful "improvement" like no
> > > text field for typing (or pasting) a path
> > > in the file selection dialog?
> > >
> >
> > Has been that way from FC5 onwards. The dialog box still exists. Alt+F2.
>
> That's intuitive, not.  Rather, it's functionality obfuscation.  Even
> Windows shows a "Run" option on the program menu.  If grandparents
> running Windows can handle it, why not Gnome users?  Is there some
> rationale?  I imagine this is some upstream decision.

Well you can always "Add to panel..." > "Run Application..." If you
prefer, or even the "Command line" if you prefer.

Thanks for the suggestion.  That's a lot more helpful than ALT-F2!

        Miles


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