Call for Help: Tips and Tricks in the Kubuntu Chapter

I have been writing the Kubuntu chapter for The Official Ubuntu Book ever since it came out and now I can barely believe we are on the 6th Edition of the book.  In the chapter there is a section of the chapter titled “Tips and Tricks” which need some serious updating.

What would you add or change in this section?  What is your favorite Tip and Trick Kubuntu related?

Please drop me a comment here and I will try or change that section in the book, all changes due by March 15.

Thanks,

 

jonathan

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5 thoughts on “Call for Help: Tips and Tricks in the Kubuntu Chapter

  1. Using Dolphin, go to View -> Location Bar and click on either option (or just use Control-L) to get an editable location bar. Then you can type in sftp://192.168.1.101/ (or whatever the IP address is of another computer on your local network) and then browse the remote file system just like you do your local file system.

  2. I don’t know this one is inside. I never read the book, but I think this one could be helpful.

    Katapult aka krunner-do or KDE-do

    Old skool KDE 3.5 has a katapult launcher you can press the keys to launch a program like gnome has with Gnome-do. I fixed this myself my juggeling systemsettings.

    It is easy to create such thing in KDE 4. Just redirect the in in the keyboard settings in the systemsettings.

    There are actually 2 ways for doing this.

    The first way is to redirect the This method launches faster, but dont work anymore. Use This one is easy.

    Select out of the K menu > Settings > Systemsettings
    Select in Systemsettings : Common Appearence and behaviour > Shortcuts and gestures (most right upper in KDE 4.5) >
    Select “Global keyboard Shortcut” out of the left menu
    Select from KDE Component above “Run comment interface”
    Select run command > custom >
    Press Apply right bottom.

    Second way bind krunner to (Tricky. Went easily wrong and Rekonq starts)

    Select out of the K menu > Settings > Systemsettings
    Select in Systemsettings : Common Appearence and behaviour > Shortcuts and gestures (most right upper in KDE 4.5) >
    Select “Custom Shortcuts” out of the left menu
    right-click at the white part of Configure Input Action Settings > Name and select New > Global Shortcut > Command / URL
    Dubbelclick on the new item on the “New Action” on Configure Input Action Settings > Name and name it krunner
    Check of the checkbox beside the new entered krunner is active.
    Click on the “trigger” tab
    Click on “shortcut” under the trigger tab and type
    Click on the “action” tab
    Click at the file dialogbox after “Command/URL” and select “/usr/bin/krunner”
    Press Apply right bottom.

    (Perhaps this can be added when preparing the distribution.)

    This is always one of the first things fixing after installing a fresh Kubuntu

    remind also the other great features of krunner like

    = 2343 * 43 (doing calculations)

    I think this program should have a better place than ALT-F2.

    ——

    About tip 1

    You should first install openssh-server and openssh-client.

    exact syntax is sftp://name@server
    Don’t forget remember password…

    and bookmark after typing it in.

  3. The posting went something terrible wrong. All my keycombo’s are lost as HTML settings or so. So I need to repost.

    I don’t know this one is inside. I never read the book, but I think this one could be helpful.

    Katapult aka krunner-do or KDE-do

    Old skool KDE 3.5 has a katapult launcher you can press the keys ALT-SPACE to launch a program like gnome has with Gnome-do. I fixed this myself my juggeling systemsettings.

    It is easy to create such thing in KDE 4. Just redirect the ALT-F2 in ALT-SPACE in the keyboard settings in the systemsettings.

    There are actually 2 ways for doing this.

    The first way is to redirect the ALT-F2 This method launches faster, but ALT-F2 dont work anymore. Use ALT-SPACE This one is easy.

    Select out of the K menu –+ Settings –+ Systemsettings
    Select in Systemsettings : Common Appearence and behaviour –+ Shortcuts and gestures (most right upper in KDE 4.5) >
    Select “Global keyboard Shortcut” out of the left menu
    Select from KDE Component above “Run comment interface”
    Select run command –+ custom –+ ALT-SPACE
    Press Apply right bottom.

    Second way bind krunner to ALT-SPACE and ALT-F2 stays working (Tricky. Went easily wrong and Rekonq starts)

    Select out of the K menu –+ Settings –+ Systemsettings
    Select in Systemsettings : Common Appearence and behaviour –+ Shortcuts and gestures (most right upper in KDE 4.5)
    Select “Custom Shortcuts” out of the left menu
    right-click at the white part of Configure Input Action Settings > Name and select New –+ Global Shortcut –+ Command|URL
    Dubbelclick on the new item on the “New Action” on Configure Input Action Settings –+ Name and name it krunner
    Check of the checkbox beside the new entered krunner is active.
    Click on the “trigger” tab
    Click on “shortcut” under the trigger tab and type ALT-SPACE
    Click on the “action” tab
    Click at the file dialogbox after “Command|URL” and select “/usr/bin/krunner”
    Press Apply right bottom.

    (Perhaps this can be added when preparing the distribution.)

    This is always one of the first things fixing after installing a fresh Kubuntu

    remind also the other great features of krunner like

    = 2343 * 43 (doing calculations)

    I think this program should have a better place than ALT-F2.

    ——

    About tip 1

    You should first install openssh-server and openssh-client.

    exact syntax is sftp://name@server
    Don’t forget remember password…

    and bookmark after typing it in.

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