Katapult-like functionality on KDE 4.1


OK, this post is more about recovering the Katapult functionality that I love.

In KDE 4, which I recently installed there is a program called KRunner. It works like Katapult, but the shortcut key is Alt+F2. It’s too much of a stretch to hit both keys at the same time. Katapult’s Alt+Space is way friendlier.

To change this shortcut: K -> System Settings -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> KDE Component (Run Command Interface) -> Run Command.

Click Custom, press Alt+Space or whatever, click Apply.

Also unlike Katapult, you’ll need to prefix an = for math operations; e.g.,