[Debian] Auxlaunch

Al Iasid aliasid at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 02:06:30 CEST 2008

I created a wiki page with screenshot [1]. I also enhanced Auxlaunch. It now
also acts as a rudimentary, finger-friendly task (window) switcher. This is
an optional feature. Comments welcome,


[1] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Auxlaunch

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 10:19 AM, Davide Scaini <dscaini at gmail.com> wrote:

> yes a wiki is quite necessary...
> d
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 7:56 PM, Michael Shiloh <michael at openmoko.org>wrote:
>> This is beautiful. Thanks!
>> It is very simple, very flexible, and easy to configure.
>> On top of that, it makes a great example program.
>> If you have time to write up a wiki page that would be great. Otherwise,
>> I'll add it to my list.
>> Michael
>> Al Iasid wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I wanted a simple, very finger-friendly app launcher for my Freerunner
>> > running Debian. I also wanted to access it using the "Aux" button. So, I
>> > mixed code from the PyGTK hello world example with code from
>> > matchbox-keyboard-toggle and came up with "Auxlaunch". A screenshot and
>> > download link is at aliasid.googlepages.com/auxlaunch
>> > <http://aliasid.googlepages.com/auxlaunch> if you're interested.
>> >
>> > At first, it minimizes and waits for the "Aux" button to be pressed.
>> > Then, it pops up full screen and shows 3 large buttons. You use the up
>> > and down buttons to change the top button. Press the top button and the
>> > selected app starts. You can configure the choices by editing the
>> > ".auxlaunchrc" text file. I added an item for "Suspend" ("apm -s"), too.
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