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a wheel type commannd interface for KDE, heavily inspired by Kommando.

Project description

installation and setup:

  • easy_install pyRadKDE

  • go into KDE systemsettings -> keyboard shortcuts

  • add a gesture with the action “”

  • you might have to enable gestures in the settings, too (in the shortcut-window you should find a settings button).

  • customize the menu by editing the file “~/.pyradrc”


  • Just use your gesture to call up the command wheel when you want to call one of your included programs.


  • Initialize a window at mouse position (QCursor::pos(); QLayoutItem::setGeometry(Qrect)) -done

  • Make the window transparent, without background, border and menubar. -done

  • Show icons in a circle -done

  • make the icons clickable -done

  • add folder-icons: the action is simply a list with all contained items => starts with [ -done

  • store the previous layout (buttons) directly in the name of the central icon => same list format. -done

  • register a global shortcut / gesture in KDE from within the program -> usable as soon as it’s installed. -todo


  • use plasma.

  • Show the program cathegories from the K-Menu.

  • Get the folders and actions from Nepomuk somehow -> favorites or such.

  • Option to have an auto-optimizing wheel layout :)

PyPI url:


pyRad 0.1.1

  • moved the Rad class into a seperate file ( - same performance but cleaner.

  • added a version header to the .pyradrc file, so it will be possible to update it transparently when changes should be necessary.

pyRad 0.1

  • Initial version.

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