shortcut manager and session manager

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Wed Dec 28 17:52:18 CET 2005

Olivier Fourdan schreef:
> Benedikt Meurer wrote:
>> I wanted to develop a launcher service for Thunar anyway, which would be 
>> run from xfce4-session on-demand (or using D-BUS activation). If you 
>> really want the stuff to be run as MCS module, then you could just pass 
>> the command to the launcher service and it will take care of launching 
>> the application within the session. But this will take some time until 
>> its ready, so in the meantime there's no session support for apps run 
>> from the MCS shortcuts editor.
> The "stuff" is a shortcut editor. It should be part of the MCS. I really 
> don't get your point of involving a launcher service or whatever to get 
> access to the shortcuts settings (actually I understand your approach 
> but I definitely fail to see how that would be an improvement).
> Anyway, Jasper, you have your answer.

Frankly, I don't believe that is an acceptable solution. Alt-F2 to start 
a run dialog is probably a very common use of shortcuts. Applications 
started like this should not magically disappear from the session.

Having the SESSION_MANAGER variable available in the mcs manager (and 
its child processes) doesn't harm anything, does it? Would you object to 
a patch to move setting of the variable before running mcs manager?

Getting rid of MCS is not really an option now.


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