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#1 2006-06-06 04:02:07

mac57
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Simple Application Launch Bar?

I am looking for a simple application launch bar with minimal dependencies, that can be used with a very minimalistic window manager like MWM that doesn't have an inherent launcher or menuing capabilty. Does anyone know of such a thing - something that depends only on X itself or perhaps GTK, but not much more, and which can be configured to have one or more rows of icons that when pressed launch a program? Thanks!


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#2 2006-06-06 05:09:20

Snowman
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Re: Simple Application Launch Bar?

adesklet-yab and  pypanel in community.
wmdrawer in AUR.
foopanel PKGBUILD in forum.

Search for panel in AUR and in the official packages list, there's plenty of them.

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#3 2006-06-06 09:05:10

prim
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Re: Simple Application Launch Bar?

fbpanel is lightweight, depends only on X and gtk, but it can show only one row of icons.


Feel free to correct my English

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#4 2006-06-06 10:01:32

tomk
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Re: Simple Application Launch Bar?

If you're considering foopanel, read this first - IMO, it's not ready yet.

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#5 2006-06-06 13:00:02

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Re: Simple Application Launch Bar?

I especially like

 <command> & 

in urxvt.

Otherwise fbpanel has been nice to me.

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#6 2006-06-06 13:17:54

mac57
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Re: Simple Application Launch Bar?

Thanks everyone. I knew that there had to be lots of them, but no matter what I googled, I didn't seem to turn up anything interesting! Thanks again.


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#7 2006-06-06 19:04:44

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Re: Simple Application Launch Bar?

you could try desk menu from http://www.oroborus.org/ hell i think menumaker in the extra repo has an option to auto fill deskmenu

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#8 2006-06-16 19:38:25

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Re: Simple Application Launch Bar?

idesk works wonders (but it'll take a while to set up)


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#9 2006-06-16 20:02:24

twiistedkaos
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Re: Simple Application Launch Bar?

benplaut wrote:

idesk works wonders (but it'll take a while to set up)

iDesk is a desktop icon manager, nothing more. He's looking for a panel, not desktop icons.

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#10 2006-06-16 23:08:45

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Re: Simple Application Launch Bar?

twiistedkaos wrote:
benplaut wrote:

idesk works wonders (but it'll take a while to set up)

iDesk is a desktop icon manager, nothing more. He's looking for a panel, not desktop icons.

yes, but it's very configurable - i've seen many setups that use is as an iconbar.


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