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#1
What is Shortcut Maker?

Shortcut Maker is an application for your N900 which creates shortcuts('.desktop' files) to sms, email, and instant calls for any body you want
(normally to use on your desktop to decrease key presses when contacting your most used contacts)



This is in devel and is a early release, as I learn more QT + Python it should get better with each release.

Features:

(1)make Sms shortcuts
(2)make Email shortcuts
(3)make Instant call shortcuts
(4)And delete them, lol
(to delete just input name as you entered it the first time and press the corresponding delete button, depending on which type of shortcut you want to delete)

Please let me know of any Bugs (it's know that some devices will ask for their root password, this is something I'm working on)

And of course any improvements you want made.
(I want GUI ideas as well as the current needs work)

Big Thanks to nicolai for his original scripts and remember to donate to him for all his hard work.

Edit: Added Command function, to create Cmd shortcuts for xterm just use 'name' input to name the shortcut and the 'Cmd' input for the command you want to execute, most commands should work. (just make sure your not beginning the command with a capital letter, but the name can be any thing really)

Last edited by Tiboric; 2011-03-02 at 11:16.
 

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Code:
self.setWindowTitle("TitleHere")
to set the window title, it has to be in QMainWindow's __init__ method.
 

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Thanks MAG,
would you also know a better way of getting permisions to write the .desktop file to /usr/share/applications/hildon/ ?
at the moment I'm using
Code:
Exec=osso-xterm 'sudo run-standalone.sh python2.5 /opt/shortcutmkr/main.py'
in my own .desktop file to get around it.
 
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this is cool! but, it would be awesome, to be able to make a .desktop file for some commands, scripts, etc...
and same an option to choose a icon for that same desktop shortcut
great app, but much more it can offer
 

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Those are both planned features, I am working on the commands feature as we speak, but the icon will have to wait a day or two. Iím finding it hard to arrange the layout of the gui at the moment, I don't think its optimum as it is.

Thanks for the input, keep them coming....

Edit: I also want to include selecting contacts from built in Contacts list using pyside but at the moment that's a bit ahead of my skills.

Last edited by Tiboric; 2011-02-14 at 01:38.
 
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Originally Posted by Tiboric View Post
Thanks MAG,
would you also know a better way of getting permisions to write the .desktop file to /usr/share/applications/hildon/ ?
at the moment I'm using
Code:
Exec=osso-xterm 'sudo run-standalone.sh python2.5 /opt/shortcutmkr/main.py'
in my own .desktop file to get around it.
You don't need osso-xterm, also, by adding #!/usr/bin/python2.5 to the top of the main.py file and doing a chmod +x /opt/shortcutmkr/main.py in postinst, you can reduce this to sudo run-standalone.sh /opt/shortcutmkr/main.py.

BTW, shouldn't you be using run-standalone.sh sudo /opt/shortcutmkr/main.py, so it'd only require a sudoers entry for that file and not the run-standalone.sh script?
 

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Thanks MAG that helps alot I'll put this in next release.

@neboja: this is a test version for you to test(i've done some testing)
to create Cmd shortcuts for xterm(and later any other) most commands should work. (just make sure your not beginning the command with a capital letter, but the name can do)
like i say i've gota sort out the gui and put in some stuff MAG has given me to go on.

Cheers for now(gotta be up in 4 hours for work, lol)

Shortcut Maker 0.6b
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Shortcut Maker. A GUI for .desktop shortcuts
SMS Faker. A very simple sms faker
 
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@Tiboric you've got an awesome theme whats the name of it and the icon pack?
P.S:sorry its out of topic..
 

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after clicking on the application X-terminal opens and ask for the password... what is the password.
 

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COOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!! great stuff man! simple, but yet a very needed app!
no need to rush! but, i was waiting for that thing for a long time
(i was once requested for someone to make a dialpad app http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=63013, but resolving that kind of "problem" in this way, is just fine!!!!!)

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