Skippy

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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PLEASE NOTE: This is not my work at all!! I just found it on the net!
It's an exposè-linke program which happens to work also with KDE, so I thought it might be interesting for the community...
I would be very thankful to anyone who couls provide a Suse 9 RPM of it... ;)

tightcode

14 years ago

Yes you are right. I eventually solved that problem but forgot what it was caused by and forgot to post back. I am having the same problem as you with it showing the same window over and over again and it happens in both SuSE and Gentoo. There is another program called komposé which is designed to do the same things and it does the thumbnails accurately but it isn't as fast as skippy (yet) so isn't useable as a taskbar replacement (yet).
The developper seems very responsive and talented so I expect soon for komposé to answer all of our needs !

Cheers,

TightCode

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tightcode

15 years ago

Well the SuSE rpms for this are available here:
http://guru.unixtech.be/rpm/packages/Utilities/skippy/

But unfortunately I get the same error as phretor under SuSE 9.1 with scroll_lock as bind key, suggested on Skippy's homepage for KDE users.

Any ideas anyone ?

TightCode

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gryphonlord2001

14 years ago

apparently that's a conflicting key binding with KDE... find something unbound (KP_Enter is what I use) and use that. of course, this doesnt seem to solve my main problem with Skippy - it shows me the same window over and over, and doesnt actually switch windows when i click on a different one

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Paradoxdruid

14 years ago

I'm suffering the same problem- Skippy correctly displays all the windows, but clicking on various windows simply sets the desktop back with the same window focus as before.

Running Debian testing, 2.6.7 kernel, KDE 3.2.

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epist

15 years ago

this appears in KDE but not in gnome


X Error of failed request: BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
Major opcode of failed request: 33 (X_GrabKey)
Serial number of failed request: 90
Current serial number in output stream: 90


running
fed.1

anyone?

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epic9x

14 years ago

This error is caused by skippy not being able to grab the default F11 key, you can change this behaviour by changing this line in your .skippyrc to read:
keysym = Scroll_Lock rather than keysym = F11 (this is the work-around listed on skippy's homepage). If for some reason you don't have a .skippyrc in your home directory, you can grab the default one from the .tar.gz which is called skippyrc-default (IIRC).

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phretor

15 years ago

On Debian (after a successful compiling + deb-izing process) I launch skippy (under KDE3.2.2, binded with F12) and when I press the key I got this error:
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X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 12 (X_ConfigureWindow)
Resource id in failed request: 0x1401b69
Serial number of failed request: 410
Current serial number in output stream: 937
[1]+ Killed skippy
--

any idea?
PS. Mine is Debian 3.0 testing

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epist

15 years ago

After successful compiling i run skippy and get the following:

skippy: error while loading shared libraries: libImlib2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Anyone?

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phretor

15 years ago

which distro?
have you run 'ldconfig' after installed imlib2 (not dev) package?

if you are on debian you simply apt-get install libimlib2, 'ldconfig' and you're done!

bye

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epist

15 years ago

skippy: error while loading shared libraries: libImlib2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Where should this file be placed? Currently in /usr/local/lib and usr/share

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codarin

15 years ago

After compiling skippy-050.tar.bz2
I got this error:

X Error of failed request: BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
Major opcode of failed request: 33 (X_GrabKey)
Serial number of failed request: 92
Current serial number in output stream: 92

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I created a .skippyrc file with [general] and the F11-key association.

Any idea?
Thanx Ivan

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gomez

15 years ago

Skippy uses F11 as the hotkey, which doesn't work well with KDE. Edit the config file change the hotkey to something else, like KP_Enter

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codarin

15 years ago

Hello,
with you key "KP_Enter" I get the same error when I start skippy....

other ideas?
Ivan

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alg0

15 years ago

Ok, a few hours later the answer was clear. The BadAccess error appears when another application has binded the key combination. If you want to start skippy with F1 , F1 is already binded to 'Help'. Even if you remove the binding from KDE control center, 'F1' is still not available. And KDE has LOOOOOTTTSSS of key-bindings.

What worked for me was
keysym=KP_Left
in .skippyrc file


KP_ means the numeric keyboard, so be sure to have num_locks turned on to use skippy.

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cirrusgr

15 years ago

Excellent program! Has anyone managed to bind it to a keyhots mouse gesture? That would be really usefull, but i can't get it to work for some reason.

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laktose

15 years ago

I can't for the life of me get this to run.. i just keep getting:

X Error of failed request: BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
Major opcode of failed request: 33 (X_GrabKey)
Serial number of failed request: 91
Current serial number in output stream: 91


what does it mean??

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Ekardnam

15 years ago

copy the skippyrc-default to /~ and rename
it to .skippyrc .
Test to change the
[general]
keysym = F11

I use the Pause, but Scroll_Lock and many
other keys works too.

hope it helped.

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codarin

15 years ago

I have the same problem.
I created the .skippyrc, the only instruction inside it is:

[general]
keysym = F11

any idea?
Thanx

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seraphyn

15 years ago

All i have is one Problem:
Under Waimea i see only black Windows to choose and not the real Windows, but this doesn't hurt me in any way.

Thx

Seraphyn

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slappycoleman

15 years ago

It works but the windows overlap and when I click on one it does not come to the front.

Other than that great.
Oh, Im using the Scroll_Lock

suse 9.2
kde 3.2.2

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clearbeast

15 years ago

Anyone have a .deb of skippy that they would be willing to share?

Thanks!

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Jeroenverh

15 years ago

Thanks for the replies so far but I can't get it to work yet.
I removed the dir I made and moved the file to my home dir.
I installed the necessary rpms, is this not enough? Do I still have compile something? Hope not. I executed the file:/usr/X11R6/bin/skippy but that doesn't seems to do the trick. There is no file in /usr/local/bin/skippy.
What am I missing? If I have to compile something what is it?

thanks, Jeroen

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ralph

15 years ago

Are you sure it is not working?
What happens when you run skippy and then press the key you chose in .skippyrc?

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Ekardnam

15 years ago

"There is no file in /usr/local/bin/skippy."

Well, is that your path? Test edit the
MAKEFILE, "Path", to /usr
that worked for me. Btw wich distro do
you use?

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Ekardnam

15 years ago

Have installed it (edit MAKEFILE, make, su
and make install) But it doesn't work?
(Mandrake 10.0 Community KDE 3.2)

when i tried to run skippy i got:
X Error of failed request: BadAccess
(attempt to access private resource denied )
Major opcode of failed request: 33
(X_GrabKey)
Serial number of failed request: 89
Current serial number in output stream: 89

Oh, Now i edited the ~/.skippyrc and the error message is gone. But it stil doesn't
work? =(

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