An idea for the menu

Pedro Ferreira darkiiiiii at
Wed Jun 22 02:49:12 CEST 2011

Isn't that dialog just for executing commands (you have to know what you're
trying to run)?

The idea would be for it to search for more things than that. At least I
normally like to have a search like that, not sure about others though.

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 11:23 PM, Matt x <edelstahlratte at> wrote:

> I think the place to add this would be to the Alt+F2 dialog (like
> gnome2).  If it were added to the menu, I'd expect it to search among
> the menu's .desktop files (which I don't think is necessary for most).
> On 6/21/11, Pedro Ferreira <darkiiiiii at> wrote:
> > Hey, so I've been thinking of something that would be a pretty useful
> thing
> > to have in xfce, I don't know if this has been brought up before, but
> > anyway, here it is.
> >
> > The idea is to be able to search in the menu (ok, not the most impressive
> > idea in the world :p - others have done it).
> >
> > Basically you would open the menu, and have the normal lists plus an
> input
> > element, which would gain focus, so that if you started writing, it would
> > clear the menu and bring the results of the search.
> > Clicking for example the Esc key, would cancel the search, and bring back
> > the lists of the menu.
> >
> > I've searched the plugins in xfce and I found one (linelight) which have
> > more or less the same idea (but it doesn't seem to work that well). That
> > program uses the locate command, which it could be also used here, so
> that
> > it doesn't add too much complexity (I don't have much experience with it
> > though, so I could be wrong).
> >
> > There could be some options to limit the results:
> > - only show applications (from the PATH?) - similar to application finder
> > - applications + folders (you could select which folders to search, and
> the
> > depth within that folder)
> > - applications + folders + files (everything basically... but probably
> less
> > useful, unless you had some limitations of the folders, like above)
> > So, what do you think?
> >
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