Integrate E-C online dictionary into your KDE environment
If you are using KDE as your window's manager in UNIX environment,
you could have pop-up menu to embed E-C dictionary easily as
in MS Internet Explorer.
You know, there's Klipper in the right corner of KDE menu bar,
just next to the Clock.
You could configure Klipper to pop a command menu when you make
selection in the screen. (Almost any place including command line, vi, etc.)
After you click "OK" button in Klipper configuration window, the new action
will be effective.
- Click mouse right button over Klipper and select Preferences
from the pop-up menu.
In General tab, make sure that "Popup menu at mouse -cursor position"
has been checked. (optional)
In Actions tab, click "Add Action" button, it will add new entry in
the Action setting table.
Click the new action, change Regular expression as
(Note: The valid word starts a valid english character as I didn't precisely use R.E.)
You could customerize it if you are professional of Regular expression. I am not.
Change the Description of the action to "Word". (whatever actually, it
is only an identifer.)
Click mouse right button over this action, select "Add command"
in pop-up menu.
The new command line will be added under this action.
Change action as
netscape -no-about-splash -remote "openURL(http://www.tigernt.com/cgi-bin/ecdict_one.cgi?english=%s,TNTMini)"
in one line.
Change Description of the command as "E-C &Dictionary"
It only takes one english word one time, space will break the words in URL.
If you make selection in Netscape or Konqueror, it will not pop up
action menu automatically. ( Don't ask me why.)
But you could manually invoke it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+R.
(You could define your own shortcuts in Shortcuts tab.)
The default timeout for popup is 8 seconds. I would like to
change it to 3 seconds personally. (Under General tab)
If you feel annoying, you could easily uncheck "Actions enabled" in Klipper
pop-menu or delete the action/command from configuration dialog.
Last, good luck. If you have new idea, let me know.
-- H. Xin 7/5/2001