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April 10th, 2012, 12:21 PM
Hi there,

as a long time KDE/Kubuntu user, I have just switched to Unity, and I must say I am impressed by the simplicity, speed and ease of use.

There is but one thing I'm missing and I would like to ask whether there is something remotely similar.

In Unity, Alt-F2 allows me to execute commands. However, I 'd like to use the usual KDE web short cuts (or any other related short cuts). E.g. under KDE "Alt-F2 gg:<search term>" performs a Google search; "Alt-F2 leo:<search term>" asks dict.leo.org to translate a given word for me; "Alt-F2 wp:<search term>" does a Wikipedia search. I find these incredibly useful and am strongly missing them in Unity.

Is this possible or foreseen for the near future ?

Thanks and Best Regards,
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April 11th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Those functions you mention are plugins to KRunner, so I would imagine if Unity got this same kind of plugin capability that before long similar functions would start to appear. However, only someone from Canonical can really answer that...