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Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 7:06pm

really neat feature that just has to be added to KDE

Hello guys ...

I just stumbled upon this really great app some guys do for windows ... it's called Enso. Anybody familiar with it ?? It's so incredebly cool ... maybe there's something similar on linux but I haven't seen anything like it yet. Just take a look:


Thursday, January 17th 2008, 12:55am

We can do that in OS X by highlighting the formula, hitting the Opera pulldown (or whatever app you're running) selecting Services|CalcService. Probably possible in Linux directly too.

It's likely just Winduhs that's backwards for not having this built-in.


Thursday, January 17th 2008, 8:58am

dude ... linux doesn't have this feature... I don't care about windows because I'm not using it ...

and if you take a close look at Enso you will see it's more than just for calculating math stuff ... it does all kinds of things in a verry nice way ...



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Thursday, January 17th 2008, 9:49am

Quite interesting, and would go with the extensible KDE technologies.

On the other hand, I think I can beat Enso in most situations with current KDE tech. For example the editing I do in Kate, I have tools->indent/capitalize/upper case/lower case etc, the math I do by selecting the text and then middle click on the kate terminal running python.

I am afraid to think what kind of features and customisations have those Emacs users (I am not one of them).


Thursday, January 17th 2008, 1:36pm

true about the Kate thing ... but what if you're not using Kate... wouldn't be great to have those same features.. like in your web browser .. For example I use InteliJ Idea at work on linux and sometimes I take stuff to kate just to use some of the features I have in there ...


Thursday, January 17th 2008, 2:36pm

dude ... I am sorry I tried to help you.



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Friday, January 18th 2008, 1:32pm

katapult is both a launcher and a calculator in one plus some more!!! forget some weird company writing yet another programme for windblows
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Monday, January 28th 2008, 2:57am

RE: really neat feature that just has to be added to KDE

From what I can tell most of the functionally of this program is already possible in KDE4. While this takes a 'type what you want to do' approach, that is too much like a CLI to me but that is just my opinion. However for doing things like launching programs K-runner or Katapult do everything this program does in that regard. As for minimizing and maximizing windows and such, I would think clicking the min/max buttons are easier. But having a calculator that is easy to access, KDE could use something like this. However I think handling this the same way spell-checking is handled would work best considering from what I have noticed the times you need a simple calculator is when your typing text, otherwise it makes more since to just open a full-blown calculator application.

So similar to the way you correct a misspelled word, you could correct an equation. Say I write "1+1=5" obviously that is incorrect so it could be treated like a misspelled word; highlight it red or something and give options to correct it, like "1+1=2" or "2" in this case. Similar to the grammatical error meaning not the words but the assortment of them is in error, when I write "5+5" this could be considered the equivalent of a grammatical error and offer a complete equation or just the answer like "5+5=10" or "10". This would act like a calculator for general purposes and if it was set up the same way the KDE4 spell-checker is it could work anywhere you could type. Seem practical?