Takeoff KDE Launcher

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Takeoff KDE Launcher

Postby dasein » 2012-06-06 02:42

Apparently this was released a year ago, but I only found it today: a plasma widget that makes me actually love KDE4. (And mind you, I speak as one who stayed with KDE 3.5 until KDE 4.4 was released!)

I see no mention of it here at FDN, so I thought I'd share:

Takeoff Launcher:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Ta ... ent=144078

See it in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X4k7bsURbE

If you're old like me and have orthopedic issues (or bad RSI), this is a "must check out" widget.

(If you've seen the so-called "ROSA panel," this is a similar idea--but a markedly better execution.)
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Re: Takeoff KDE Launcher

Postby craigevil » 2012-06-06 03:06

kinda like the lxlauncher. but nicer looking.

http://wiki.lxde.org/en/File:LXlauncher.png
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Re: Takeoff KDE Launcher

Postby 62chevy » 2012-06-06 03:32

Can anyone say Gnome 3!
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Re: Takeoff KDE Launcher

Postby dasein » 2012-06-06 03:44

Takeoff is nothing like GNOME 3 (unless GNOME 3 has changed dramatically).

When I first saw Takeoff, I thought I'd hate it (as I do GNOME 3). But it really has to be experienced to be appreciated.
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Re: Takeoff KDE Launcher

Postby 62chevy » 2012-06-06 04:03

dasein wrote:Takeoff is nothing like GNOME 3 (unless GNOME 3 has changed dramatically).

When I first saw Takeoff, I thought I'd hate it (as I do GNOME 3). But it really has to be experienced to be appreciated.



Yes it's like the Gnome 3 Menus. but how did you install? From Launchpad PPA? Anyways the source wont install for me because I install KDE 4.8 from experimental-snapshots.
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Re: Takeoff KDE Launcher

Postby Kuze » 2012-06-11 21:19

You can get similar results by adding a keybinding to the default menu to bring it up and just start typing for whatever you need . It is really fast once you get used to it.
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Re: Takeoff KDE Launcher

Postby stevepusser » 2012-06-13 04:23

You might try these packages; they work for me on KDE 4.6.5 and 4.7.4 so far:

http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/kde/p ... t/takeoff/
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