ANNOUNCE: xfce4-appfinder 4.9.0 released

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Thu Sep 29 23:00:11 CEST 2011

Update on previous comment...

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Harald Judt <h.judt at> wrote:
> * It doesn't go together well with some .desktop files, e.g. LibreOffice.
> The problem here is that the 'Exec' entry has parameters, e.g. libreoffice
> --writer, which seems not to be supported by xfce4-appfinder.
>  - I expected it to show me 'LibreOffice Writer' and 'LibreOffice
>    Calc' when I entered 'lowriter' and 'localc'. Unexpectedly, it
>    did not, but comes up with 'LibreOffice Writer' and 'LibreOffice
>    Calc' when I enter libreoffice. That is because lowriter and
>    localc does not exist in any desktop files, only in /usr/bin.

Not much I can do about this, Libreoffice folks should change this in
the desktop files.

>  - Entering 'l' in collapsed mode shows me many entries for completion
>    named 'libreoffice'. If I select any one of these from the
>    suggestions list, I always get the same icon. Of course, I can't
>    launch them either.

Should be fixed.

>  - Related issue: Enter libreoffice in expanded mode, select one of the
>    many LibreOffice entries (Writer, Calc,...) => It's always
>    'libreoffice' which appears in the entry field, though it starts
>    the right application.

In expanded mode the field acts as a search field, so this in on
purpose (else other items will be filtered-out when you select an

> * Switching between collapsed mode and expanded mode is possible via
> keyboard up and down keys, but only when the text box is empty. Is there a
> reason why it can't work all the time?

Fixed, unless the completion menu is shown.

> * '' doesn't work, though there's an entry in custom
> commands?

Caused by a segfault, should be fixed in master.


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