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[Micronet] quick question to you UNIX users

Lucy Greco
Hi:
if you are using a graphical interface for a UNIX or Linux machine and are
going through the file lists what happens when you hit enter on the file
name.

I am being told that only in Windows does hitting enter open a file or
application when it is in focus.  It's been a while since I used Ubuntu but
I seem to remember that enter was the keyboard way to open a file or
application and also to activate the default action.
Could someone confirm this for me please as I do not have ready access to a
working system.

Lucy Greco
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
(510) 643-7591
http://attlc.berkeley.edu 
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu




 
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Re: [Micronet] quick question to you UNIX users

Karl R. Grose
Hi Lucy,

On 03/21/2012 17:38, lucia greco wrote:

> if you are using a graphical interface for a UNIX or Linux machine and are
> going through the file lists what happens when you hit enter on the file
> name.

I just opened Nautilus 2.32.2.1 on PC-BSD 9, arrowed down to a .jpeg
file, hit enter, and saw EOG (the GNOME image viewer) open with the
image displayed. I believe that this is done at least in part via
support for file mime-type associations by the file browser and desktop
environment, GNOME in this case.

--Karl

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> I am being told that only in Windows does hitting enter open a file or
> application when it is in focus.  It's been a while since I used Ubuntu but
> I seem to remember that enter was the keyboard way to open a file or
> application and also to activate the default action.
> Could someone confirm this for me please as I do not have ready access to a
> working system.

 
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Re: [Micronet] quick question to you UNIX users

Lucy Greco-2
Thanks for confirming my thought. Now to get the mac people to understand that just because it is that way does not mean its write smile macs only let you rename files or folders when hitting enter.

Lucy Greco
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
(510) 643-7591
http://attlc.berkeley.edu 
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Karl R. Grose [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 8:25 PM
To: lucia greco
Cc: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Micronet] quick question to you UNIX users

Hi Lucy,

On 03/21/2012 17:38, lucia greco wrote:

> if you are using a graphical interface for a UNIX or Linux machine and are
> going through the file lists what happens when you hit enter on the file
> name.

I just opened Nautilus 2.32.2.1 on PC-BSD 9, arrowed down to a .jpeg
file, hit enter, and saw EOG (the GNOME image viewer) open with the
image displayed. I believe that this is done at least in part via
support for file mime-type associations by the file browser and desktop
environment, GNOME in this case.

--Karl

=======
> I am being told that only in Windows does hitting enter open a file or
> application when it is in focus.  It's been a while since I used Ubuntu but
> I seem to remember that enter was the keyboard way to open a file or
> application and also to activate the default action.
> Could someone confirm this for me please as I do not have ready access to a
> working system.



 
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Re: [Micronet] quick question to you UNIX users

Scot Hacker

On Mar 22, 2012, at 7:20 AM, Lucy Greco wrote:

> Thanks for confirming my thought. Now to get the mac people to understand that just because it is that way does not mean its write smile macs only let you rename files or folders when hitting enter.

On the Mac, the equivalent behavior is invoked via Cmd-O (for "Open").

./s

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Re: [Micronet] quick question to you UNIX users

Lucy Greco-2
Yes and this means it is two keys and not one for a say mouth stick user  smile

Lucy Greco
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
(510) 643-7591
http://attlc.berkeley.edu 
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu


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Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:58 AM
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Subject: Re: [Micronet] quick question to you UNIX users


On Mar 22, 2012, at 7:20 AM, Lucy Greco wrote:

> Thanks for confirming my thought. Now to get the mac people to understand that just because it is that way does not mean its write smile macs only let you rename files or folders when hitting enter.

On the Mac, the equivalent behavior is invoked via Cmd-O (for "Open").

./s

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Senior Software Developer @ CalCentral
Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley

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