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a wheel type command interface for KDE, inspired by Kommando (KDE 3) and Neverwinternights.

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installation and setup:

  • easy_install pyRadKDE

  • Add a mouse gesture for “”: go into KDE systemsettings -> keyboard shortcuts -> add a gesture with the action “” (you might have to enable gestures in the settings, too - in the shortcuts-window you should find a settings button).

  • customize the menu by editing the file “~/.pyradrc” or right-clicking items.


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

  • Right-click an item to edit it. Right-click the center to add a new item.

  • Make folders by using the action [(“kreversi”, None), (“icon”, “action”), (“icon2”, “action2”), …]

  • Actions are simply the commands you’d use on the commandline.


  • 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 :)

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pyRad 0.2

  • Right-click on an item opens an edit dialog.

  • Changes are saved directly to the .pyradrc

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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