ANNOUNCE: xfce4-appfinder 4.9.0 released

Harald Judt h.judt at
Fri Sep 30 14:24:50 CEST 2011


Am 29.09.2011 23:00, schrieb Nick Schermer:
> 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.

This is not a problem actually. Most people new to libreoffice will 
search for 'libreoffice' anyway, not lowriter or localc, and then they 
will find 'libreoffice --writer' etc. And those who use these commands 
can still type and launch them 'blindly'.

>>   - 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.

It works perfectly now.

>>   - 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
> item).

I see, maybe I got a bit confused by that because it does change the 
icon, but not the text.

>> * 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.

Works correctly.

>> * '' doesn't work, though there's an entry in custom
>> commands?
> Caused by a segfault, should be fixed in master.

Confirmed fixed.

I've also tried some custom commands without hitting any problems, so I 
think the new appfinder works great now.


`Experience is the best teacher.'

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