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Assign an app to key shortcut

Postby c0dehunter » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:43 am

I uninstalled the default GCalcTool because it didn't recognized comma as separator. Now I've installed Galculator but "Fn+Enter" shortcut doesn't work anymore (previously it opened GCalcTool, now I want it to open Galculator).

I've looked into Keyboard Shortcuts but you can only set shortcuts itself there but not the app which you want to be opened. How to?

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Re: Assign an app to key shortcut

Postby kyphi » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:53 pm

GCalcTool does recognise a comma as a separator. Go to Preferences and tick the box "Show thousands separators"

To set a keyboard shortcut, open System Settings, Keyboard, Shortcuts and follow the instructions given on how to edit a shortcut. The Fn key has no mention there - use Ctrl and/or Alt plus another key.
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Re: Assign an app to key shortcut

Postby c0dehunter » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:39 am

https://www.google.si/search?sugexp=chrome,mod=13&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=gcalctool+comma

^ this makes me wonder about GCalcTool. And enabling that option didn't even work for me.

Thanks for input, I've been able to set the sortcut to CTRL+ENTER which works now for Galculator.

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Re: Assign an app to key shortcut

Postby mjones41 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:03 pm

With Mint 14, the new Mate-Calc V1.4 doesn't show the thousands separator even when the box is ticked in preferences, I read this wont be fixed until version 1.6, which I assume means it's not seen as important.

The solution right now is the install Gcalctool V6.6 from the repos, the thousands preference box works in this one.

I did also see some talk of this being a "regional" issue, I have my region Australia, I wonder if you have US language and region this problem doesn't exist? This might explain why the devs have seemingly put this on the back burner. I use the calculator daily, and it's a night mare dealing with large numbers and no thousands separator.

Anyway I am glad there is a work-around.

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Re: Assign an app to key shortcut

Postby linuxmintdebian » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:05 am

c0dehunter wrote:https://www.google.si/search?sugexp=chrome,mod=13&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=gcalctool+comma

^ this makes me wonder about GCalcTool. And enabling that option didn't even work for me.

Thanks for input, I've been able to set the sortcut to CTRL+ENTER which works now for Galculator.


You could also install the app you like and create a softlink in /usr/bin with the name "gcalctool" to that app (e.g. 'ln -s /usr/bin/xcalc /usr/bin/gcalctool')
a dirty solution i think. but it works;-)


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