My Shortcuts is an application I have built for Ubuntu 12.04, specifically as my entry for The Ubuntu App Showdown.
What does it do?
Basically it provides a quick and easy method to launch my most commonly opened websites and applications from a visually pleasing user interface. The shortcuts include everything from Planet Ubuntu to Rhythmbox.
What would I like it to do in future?
At the moment the website and application shortcuts are fixed, it would be good if these could be configured to use whatever shortcuts the user wants.
Why did I build it?
I am still learning the basics with python and this is my very first steps into desktop application development on Ubuntu. I have had to learn how to build a user interface, have it interact with my python scripts, sign PGP, packaging, create a PPA and then get it into the Software Center. That is a lot of “new stuff” for me to learn, which is why I kept the application as simple as possible.
How to install
Open a terminal and enter the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silver-fox/myshortcuts sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install myshortcuts
I would like to thank all the people I have asked for advice when building the application, with a special thank you for cielak. I would have been completely stuck with the signals, so thank you for explaining it to me better and also for putting up with my “silly questions”