GoogleKicker

Kicker Panel

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Sick of opening up a browser typing in google's address and then your query?

try googlekicker.

Performs Google searches from the panel prior to opening up a browser. Runs konqueror, mozilla or netscape.

Tested in RH7.2 w/ KDE 3.0
I'm sure Google is Trademarked by Google. So, Props to those mugs.

kjetil

17 years ago

Wow, this looks cool!

I have this nice button on my keyboard that says "Search" and then there's lineakd that allows me to use it. That is, when I hit the "Search" key on my keyboard, I can have it run some command.

Therefore, what would be really cool is if there existed some command that can be executed to put the cursor in the search field?

If I had that, I didn't need to touch the mouse... :-)

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LinuxRaichu

17 years ago

Hey, I think this is very nice. I mean, I can use Mozilla to search on google, yes, but I still think it's nice =)

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snakattak3

17 years ago

its quite nice, and works alright, but you should leave out those icons in the bottom of it. Then you could just let the user chose in a setup box what their default browser is, because i know i'd never use it, and i'm sure many people don't switch all the time. But keep up the good work, cause i used to use this sort of thing all the time in windows

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fault

17 years ago

but i have a few suggestions..

perhaps move the browser selection to the preferences dialog.. it's a waste of space to put it in the applet display since most users wont need to go between konq and moz every time they used it.

also, put some sizeHints() in there to make sure that it resizes a bit better. perhaps look at the minicli source for that.

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prairiedog2k

17 years ago

Seriously, if I can use it as an example of what you're referring to I'll probably do it.

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fault

17 years ago

doesn't compile here.. gcc 3.2, kde 3.1-final..

./configure works fine :p

but make doesnt


make all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/io/googlekicker.0.1'
Making all in googlekicker
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/io/googlekicker.0.1/googlekicker'
/usr/lib/qt3-gcc2.96/bin/uic -L /usr/kde/3.1/lib/kde3/plugins/designer -nounload -o myview.h ./myview.ui
make[2]: /usr/lib/qt3-gcc2.96/bin/uic: Command not found
make[2]: *** [myview.h] Error 127
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/io/googlekicker.0.1/googlekicker'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/io/googlekicker.0.1'
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2

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fault

17 years ago

I'm using gentoo btw...

i got it work, just had to:


make distclean
./configure (no prefix needed)
mkdir /usr/lib/qt3-gcc2.96
/usr/lib/qt3-gcc2.96/bin
ln -s /usr/qt/3/bin/uic /usr/lib/qt3-gcc2.96/bin/uic
make
make install


this is a bit hackish.. current approach would be to update the admin/ dir, run autoconf && automake, but that didn't work for me..

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chandro

17 years ago

wouldn't it been better to edit the makefile :)

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prairiedog2k

17 years ago

can you choose your browser or
are you limited to konqueror?
Also, it's a desktop not a commandline, use it like one.

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enkyl

17 years ago

I think it is a good job, even if not everybody will like and install it. This is the kind of job which make linux even closer of windows.

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dle

17 years ago

Now that's a left-handed compliment!

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Shyru

17 years ago

What for do you need this???
[ALT] + [F2] + gg:my Search + [ENTER]
is all i need.

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prairiedog2k

17 years ago

what for you don't need???

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Shyru

17 years ago

You can use KDE-Built-in functions to search Google. Just either type
gg:my Search
into Konqueror to search.
you can also type
ggl:my Search (google lucky search)
ggi:my image (goolge image search)
Additonally you can type this commands into the "run" dialog, accessed via [ALT]+[F2], which then opens konquror. If you then want to display the page in another browser, just do a "Location -> Open with Whatever". So you do not need this applet _neccessarily_ if you want to do easy&fast search.

But hey, don't get me wrong, go on, and code this thing, i just wanted to say, that I won't use it, because I can do all my searches via gg. Additionally, IMHO the applet wastes precious space in the kicker...

But if people want to use it, it could be a great tool, and good to have it.

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prairiedog2k

17 years ago

I am well aware that gg: produces google searches. I still have to open a browser first or press to get there.
With the applet I can just move to focus on the applet, type and . IMHO, Fewer keystrokes = Less hassle.

You may have a valid point about the space on the kicker. Out of curiosity, what screen resolutions are you using? At 1280 (horizontal) it takes up about a fifth of my kicker.

The suggestions below clearly indicate that although the applet needs some work people think that it's a good idea. Not bad for a few hours effort.

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Shyru

17 years ago

You may also add the Application Launcher to your kicker, and then type gg:your search
or av:your search
to search in Google or Altavista. The only thing you cannot do there, is to choose a browser. - But hey, Konqueror is just fine for searching! ;-)

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fault

17 years ago

but it's not what everyone needs.

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