I use Alt-F2 to launch apps all the time, so imagine my surprise when today when I suddenly got the following dialog the first time I launch a program:
What is this, KDE Vista???
[Edit: Fixed the missing image]
_What_ dialogue (Sorry, I can't see the link/picture)?
Ah, so it's not just me
Maybe that's what puzzles him about it ;)
Maybe the dialog asked "What is this? [KDE] [Vista]" .... :D
Colour me puzzled too...
He is probably talking about
Cheers for drupal's sucky image handling :P
I guess that has to do with the security features implemented for desktop-files. Yet I'm pretty sure that it will be improved. ;)
Ah, and to the author. Maybe you used a \<img\> directly, which gets filtered out by your "Filtered HTML" filter, or you used an inline tag and the Inline Filter comes before the HTML filter, which replaces the tag with \<img\> and that gets filtered out again.
As you know it is a general consensus that you can't execute anything that has no exec file permission.
This didn't apply to .desktop files, so it introduced a /security/ breach that raised quite a hype over the intertubes (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/foobar/6229)
So, to avoid that situation, the services (.desktop files) that are in the user-space (that is not the system-wide ones) have to have the x bit set. The dialogue above essentially asks you whether you want to set the execution bit.
p.s. And please stop trying to use journalistic (and troll) hooks like... cheerio!
I remember a big discussion about this a few months back. If I recall correctly, people didn't really like this solution, but nobody could come up with a better one that still maintained system security so this is what they went with.
yeah! KDE 4.4 will another option:
When you press alt+f2 will appear Konqi saying: "It looks like you're trying to run some app.. Would you like help?".
PD: Clippy joke.
This one has got me baffled.//
I guess that has to do with the security features implemented for desktop-files.