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Klipper/How to search in phone books using Klipper

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Klipper can do a search for a higlighted phone no. in telephon books. You can highlight a phone no. in a arbitrary app e.g. on a web site.

Select search action

How to do that?

Klipper offers "actions" for it.

As precondition Klipper needs to be active and must be visible as a tray icon in the panel.

Call up settings dialog and a action:

Regular expression for action:


Now you need to add two commands for added action:

Command 1 (all on one line):

kfmclient openURL ""

Description for command 1: Phonebook seach Konqueror

Command 2 (all on one line):

ps x|grep -q '[f]irefox' && firefox -remote openURL\("", new-window\) || firefox ""

Description for command 2: Phonebook seach Firefox

After that it should look like this:

Klipper actions

After highlighting a phone no. on a web site a small window appears und you will be prompted to select an action. See screenshot at beginning of page.

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