lxhotkey + Midnight Commander => can not get this to work

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6PEGKCZMQY3KP7ZW
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lxhotkey + Midnight Commander => can not get this to work

Post by 6PEGKCZMQY3KP7ZW »

Hi guys,

I'm trying to create a hotkey via the lxhotkey-programm for the midnight commander.

I tried following command-lines:

1. mc => not working
2. lxsession-default terminal mc => not working
3. /usr/share/applications/mc.desktop => "Couldn’t run /usr/share/applications in child process: Permission denied"


Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks in advance :)

drooly
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Re: lxhotkey + Midnight Commander => can not get this to work

Post by drooly »

I never use lxhotkey because I always edit rc.xml directly but I'm pretty sure all you need to supply is a working command.
If it needs to be executed in a terminal (like mc), you either need a command that launches the terminal, and then mc in it, or maybe lxhotkey has a checkbox for "run in terminal".
If it doesn't , these commands could work:

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lxterminal -e mc
xterm -e mc
Always try the command manually before using it in lxhotkey.

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