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#1 2006-09-17 09:10:05

Odegard
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Registered: 2005-12-06
Posts: 10

Start app with content from clipboard

I'm running 64-bit linux but sadly there's no flash support. I installed a 32-bit binary of firefox that can use the netscape-flash plugin and this saves my day.

So, what usually happens is that I surf around with Opera, find a youtube video I'd like to watch, copy link, open firefox-bin, paste link and hit enter et. voila. (I haven't managed to run netscape-flash in Opera either.)

Now, I've put a launcher in my panel executing firefox-bin. What would be great though was if firefox would launch automatically going to whatever address is in my selection buffer. I don't know if this is xfce4 related at all, I just had this idea and had to write smile

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#2 2006-09-17 10:37:32

TomE
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Registered: 2005-02-05
Posts: 132

Re: Start app with content from clipboard

you can drag the link to the launcher it should open the url, but I don't know of any cli apps that can grab the clipboard

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#3 2006-09-17 16:31:37

Nick
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Registered: 2005-02-17
Posts: 1,143
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Re: Start app with content from clipboard

If you middle click the launcher, the content in the clipboard is used for the last argument, so if

http://www.xfce.org

is copied into the clipboard, and you middle-click the firefox launcher the Xfce website is openend. This only works in Xfce 4.3.xx.xx btw.

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#4 2006-09-18 11:38:26

Odegard
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Registered: 2005-12-06
Posts: 10

Re: Start app with content from clipboard

Thanks for your answers.

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