Provide an Alt+F2 alternative

Registered by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff on 2011-06-07

This blueprint has been superseded. See the newer blueprint "Add a "Command mode"" for updated plans.

Elementary currently lacks Alt+F2 functionality. We should fix that.

The reasons for having alt+f2 are:
1) It's a way to launch something and don't have a terminal window hanging around
2) It's a common shortcut for running a command

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Daniel Fore
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Daniel Fore on 2012-04-30

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It was decided that we solve problem #1 by adding a "send to background" option to tabs in pantheon-terminal and problem #2 by assigning Slingshot in more or less "command mode" (e.g. visual history instead of apps) to alt+f2 combination.

IMHO we don't need this if slingshot has command-launching functionality (which it now does) and keyboard shortcut launching (which it doesn't, yet). ~cassidyjames 20110908

I second cassidy's observation. marking this blueprint as superseded by the Slingshot one ~DanRabbit.

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