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TkLauncher

TkLauncher is a small desktop launcher for Linux, but easy to compile also elsewhere. It is very simple, provides a small gadget on the bottom-right corner of the screen where you clicking appears a launcher with some icons (click here to see a screenshot). TkLauncher reads a configuration file on your home directory, .tklauncherrc; at the first running it creates one if does not exist. Edit this file to set TkLauncher.
I have wrote TkLauncher mainly for my prefered window manager, amiwm, so it is tested especially with this; however it should work also with the others, i think, without problems. It is different but recalls, more or less, AmiDock on AmigaOS 3.x.
TkLauncher is written in Tcl/Tk and C and is distribuited as a classic tarball. It is light and fast so you can use it also on old computers with few resources. It is nice and works fine, however sometimes after you have dragged the top bar of the amiwm, it does not work any more (i do not know why) and you have to reset amiwm. I provide also a small module to use with this window manager.

Click here to get the source codes of the latest stable release.

See also RetroLook.

History:

* 26-Jun-2018 (v0.32)

  Solved a bug about the quick launch feature;

* 21-May-2016

  Available the tcl2c utility;
  Small update in the README file;

* 10-Feb-2016 (v0.31)

  Standard error is redirected to /tmp/tklauncher.log, now is more easy to check possible errors;

* 01-Jan-2016 (v0.3)

  Support fonts;
  Quick launch feature;
  Global settings by ~/.wishrc;
  Solved some minor bugs;

* 02-Sep-2015

  Everything has been translated to C, now is possible to compile and install as usual;

* 29-Aug-2015

  Revision of version numbers;

* 28-Aug-2015 (v0.2)

  Shrink/unshrink with a double click, now emulation of AmiDock is near at 100%;

* 01-Aug-2015 (v0.16)

  Small cosmetic changes, now look more like the original AmiDock;
  Solved some minor bugs;

* 17-May-2015 (v0.15)

  Second stable release;
  No more based on TkPNG but on TkImg;
  Solved the memory leak bug;
  Now also XPM format is supported;
  Solved some minor bugs;

* 12-May-2015 (v0.13b)

  Auto-invoke the selected launcher from launcher menu;
  Show Amiga logo;

* 04-May-2015 (v0.12b)

  Added launcher menu;

* 25-Jan-2015 (v0.1)

  First stable release;

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