miles.lane at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 14:34:45 UTC 2006
On 9/4/06, Sander Hoentjen <sander at hoentjen.eu> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-09-03 at 00:45 -0700, Miles Lane wrote:
> > On 9/2/06, Rahul <sundaram at 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!
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