Using Gnome-Shell search providers in xfdashboard?

Genghis Khan genghiskhan at
Sat Jan 10 19:38:56 CET 2015

Sounds good to me.

It reminds me of an old GNOME2 panel plugin called Deskbar-Applet.

> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:57 PM
> From: "Stephan Haller" <nomad at>
> To: xfce at
> Subject: Using Gnome-Shell search providers in xfdashboard?
> Hi everybody,
> I was thinking about extending xfdashboard's search capabilities by
> using Gnome search providers which were introduced with Gnome 3.
> Search providers could extend the search capabilities by also listing
> matching mails, conversations, web searches etc. But I do not use any
> Gnome application which provides such a search provider.
> So my question is: Do you have any application installed which also
> installs such a search provider? They should be usually found
> at /usr/share/gnome-shell/search-providers if I understood the
> documentation. What do you think about implementing it?
> Greetings,
> Stephan
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