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PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct 2007, 09:27    Post_subject:  


I prefer "dict" to "PBdict." As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time I used PBdict, though it must be well over a year ago.

I've got my F4 key assigned to open a console*, so when I need a definition, I hit F4 and type: dict word <enter>. No mouse manipulation or cursor aiming/placement. I can leave my hands on the keyboard where the work gets done. My point is that with PBdict, I have to type the word in anyways, so why needlessly bother with mouse shenanigans and just cut to the chase?

The mouse-GUI thing could be taken to the extreme here with a radio button for each letter of the alphabet. That way we could cater to hunt-and-peckers who refuse to learn touch typing. And think of the boon that would ultimately be down the road for surgeons specializing in carpal tunnel syndrome!

Guess I forgot to tag </sarcasm> to the end of my previous post - or for the emoticon-addicted, Rolling Eyes

* F4 console key binding from ~/.jwm/jwmrc-personal:
<Key key="F4">exec:rxvt</Key>     <!-- start rxvt console -->

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct 2007, 10:05    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the tip, alienjeff.

I like it.
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct 2007, 11:46    Post_subject:  

ok Henry - I got you. Wink

I made those changes in Puppy 2.17, and it runs gtk 2.8. The new Puppy 3 has upgraded to gtk 2.10, and I guess that is the reason why it doesn't work correct here. I haven't got the time to investigate this issue more. Unfortunatly, there have been some gtkdialog-issues with Puppy 3.

Thanks for clear explanation

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jul 2011, 17:15    Post_subject: Re: Pbdict - upgrade
Sub_title: 2. sept

zigbert wrote:
Just 4 minor changes:
- You can press enter after searchword to activate script.
- Exit button now works.
- Changed to gtkdialog3.
- Added icons to buttons.

Files should be placed in /usr/local/pbdict/.


Thanks for this, Sigmund! and thanks to MU for the original. Cool
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