new appfinder

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Wed Jan 2 12:57:28 CET 2008

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Hey all,
> Last two days I've been playing with a little personal project -- no,
> I'm not related to Brian, as far as I know ;-) -- and now I'd like to
> discuss what to do with it.
> It's a new appfinder based on libxfce4menu. If you ask me it's already
> much nicer than the old one. Screenshot:
> A fun and possibly useful feature is that you can give it an
> alternative menu file to read, e.g:
>   xfce4-appfinder /etc/xdg/menus/
> For executing items it now simply runs exo-open:
>   exo-open /path/to/app.desktop
> I didn't really feel like reimplementing this in xfce4-appfinder.
> Benny, will that always work, or could it sometimes open an editor or
> perform some other action?

Will work as long as the .desktop file is sane.


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