Re: ignore additional launches
On Thu, 2006-21-12 at 09:29 -0500, Mark Grieveson wrote:
> Hello. I set up a computer in a homeless shelter, with access to the
> internet. It's KDE, with launchers on the desktop (I find that people
> with little computer experience do not like the "start" button; so, a
> set up reminiscent of a Windows 3.11 desktop is best, where everything
> is plain to see -- hence, the various launchers on the desktop.)
> One problem, though, is some people feel that to press the mouse more
> will speed up the opening of an application (like Firefox, for
> example.) They'll repeatedly press the mouse, perhaps thirty times,
> while the program is opening. Then, they'll report to me that "the
> computer is not working again." I'll go and close 29 (twenty-nine) of
> the Firefox windows, leaving one open, and let them know "it is now
> fixed." It's set on the KDE standard of one click to launch a program,
> because many people find it difficult to click twice in succession.
> Opening two Firefox windows (or mahjongg, or whatever) is not a huge
> concern. I may change the kde cursor default to the windows cursor
> style, though.
> Is there a way to have applications that are opening ignore subsequent
> requests to open?
I don't have kde installed atm so I can't check but I thought I saw an
advanced option in the launchers properties that would only allow one
instance of the program.
I wish I had kde installed so I could look again but I don't.. :)