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Create an X11 shortcut to launch GIMP Apps
This is for those who have installed the graphics program GIMP from SourceForge (or from the developer's homepage). GIMP is not Cocoa native, but uses the X11 windowing protocol. As such, it runs within the X11 application on OS X -- you'll see the X11 program's menu in the OS X menu bar when GIMP is running, including an Applications menu. On the Applications menu are entries for a few programs (including keyboard shortcuts), and a Customize menu item can be used to add more entries to the list.

To make it easier to run GIMP from X11, click Customize, then click Add Item. Put GIMP in the Name column, and in the Command column, enter the path to the actual GIMP executable, which is: /Applications/ (If you installed it elsewhere, you'll need to change the portion of the path to the left of "".) In the Shortcut column, press the letter that you'll use with Command to launch the program -- I used 'g.'

So now, whenever X11 is active, I can start GIMP by pressing Command-G.
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Create an X11 shortcut to launch GIMP
Authored by: dr_clive on Dec 17, '08 09:39:26AM

I've just been doing this for a different application, and discovered that the Command column is labelled 'Name', and the Name column is labelled 'Command'. Beware!
I'm using XQuartz 2.3.1 (xorg-server 1.4.2-apple17).

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Hint is too specific
Authored by: rhowell on Dec 17, '08 09:58:08AM

A more appropriate title for this hint might be "Create an X11 shortcut to launch an application".

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Create an X11 shortcut to launch GIMP
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Dec 18, '08 04:21:57AM
Why not use one of the available precompiled OS X versions? You can even doubleclick/drag & drogp files to open them in the Gimp.

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Create an X11 shortcut to launch GIMP
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 18, '08 11:49:04AM
Create an X11 shortcut to launch GIMP
Authored by: lisanet on Dec 22, '08 02:57:04PM

If you use GIMP from the "GIMP on OS X" website you should use a slighty modified cammand in order to set up the environment correctly.


Running bin/gimp directly may work but might also result in some strange effects if you drag&drop a file on the icon in the dock. Some other variables aren't set up too. So please run the above mentioned command.


--- - GIMP on OS X

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