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#1 2011-08-11 04:08:32

george55
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[SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

I am used to Gnome and love Gnome-do. It is a very convenient application launcher. What would be the equivalent for XFCE? Thanks!

Last edited by george55 (2011-08-16 15:06:52)

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#2 2011-08-11 04:23:32

itsbrad212
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Re: [SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

What's wrong with using gnome-do with XFCE? big_smile

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#3 2011-08-11 04:27:21

Griemak
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Re: [SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

pacman -Si gnome-do

Depends On     : ndesk-dbus-glib  gnome-desktop-sharp  mono-addins  gtk2  gnome-vfs-sharp  gnome-keyring-sharp  notify-sharp-svn
                 xdg-utils  desktop-file-utils  gconf-sharp  libgnome-sharp

Good to go on XFCE smile


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#4 2011-08-11 06:17:51

Diaz
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Re: [SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

@Griemak
I think he is more worried about this:

└─[>>] yaourt -S gnome-do
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (37): libgdiplus-2.10-1 [0.19 MB]  mono-2.10.2-1 [31.28 MB]  ndesk-dbus-0.6.0-2 [0.05 MB]  ndesk-dbus-glib-0.4.1-2 [0.01 MB]
              gtk-sharp-2-2.12.10-1 [2.63 MB]  gnome-desktop2-2.32.1-1 [0.44 MB]  libgnome-desktop-sharp-2.26.0-7 [0.01 MB]
              art-sharp-2.24.2-1 [0.02 MB]  libgnomecups-0.2.3-8 [0.06 MB]  libgnomeprint-2.18.8-2 [0.31 MB]
              libgnomecanvas-2.30.3-1 [0.21 MB]  libgnomeprintui-2.18.6-1 [0.24 MB]  gnome-print-sharp-2.26.0-7 [0.03 MB]
              gtkhtml-3.32.2-2 [0.62 MB]  gtkhtml-sharp-2.26.0-7 [0.03 MB]  gtksourceview2-2.10.5-1 [0.60 MB]
              gtksourceview2-sharp-2.26.0-7 [0.02 MB]  rsvg2-sharp-2.26.0-7 [0.01 MB]  vte-sharp-2.26.0-7 [0.02 MB]
              wnck-sharp-2.26.0-7 [0.03 MB]  gnome-desktop-sharp-2.26.0-7 [0.00 MB]  mono-addins-0.5-1 [0.37 MB]
              rpcbind-0.2.0-3 [0.03 MB]  fam-2.7.0-15 [0.07 MB]  gnome-mime-data-2.18.0-5 [0.32 MB]  gnome-vfs-2.24.4-4 [0.72 MB]
              gnome-vfs-sharp-2.24.2-1 [0.05 MB]  gnome-keyring-sharp-1.0.2-2 [0.02 MB]  notify-sharp-svn-3032-3 [0.01 MB]
              gconf-sharp-2.24.2-1 [0.01 MB]  libgnome-data-2.32.1-2 [0.87 MB]  libbonobo-2.32.1-1 [0.72 MB]
              libgnome-2.32.1-2 [0.05 MB]  libbonoboui-2.24.5-1 [0.40 MB]  libgnomeui-2.24.4-1 [0.74 MB]
              libgnome-sharp-2.24.2-1 [0.09 MB]  gnome-do-0.8.5-1 [0.33 MB]

Total Download Size:    41.56 MB
Total Installed Size:   195.99 MB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 

From a quick search to remember myself of some alternatives i knew i saw, there is at least synapse and kupfer as alternatives, but i don't know about much about them.

Last edited by Diaz (2011-08-11 06:22:35)


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#5 2011-08-11 06:37:24

steabert
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Re: [SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

I use gmrun for launching applications

EDIT: added link to the alternatives website, very convenient if you're looking for applications with equivalent functionality.

Last edited by steabert (2011-08-11 06:44:27)

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#6 2011-08-11 11:19:05

bocke
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Re: [SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

I would go with Diaz's suggestions:

Kupfer

AUR: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=27896
Dependencies: dbus-python gtk2>=2.16 hicolor-icon-theme pygobject>=2.18 pygtk python-keybinder python-keyring pyxdg shared-mime-info

Synapse

AUR: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=44051
Dependencies: dbus-glib gtkhotkey hicolor-icon-theme json-glib libgee libnotify libunique libzeitgeist

Others

  • Launchy is in the community repos. It's nice but it requires Qt. Deps: Qt, xdg-utils.

  • gmrun is in the community depos. It does offer command name/URL completion but it looks too simplistic too replace gnome-do. But it does have minimal dependencies: gtk and popt.

  • Bashrun is in the community repos and it looks interesting  Deps: bash. It doesn't support Terminal, so it's unusuable unless you use an alternative terminal emulator.

  • Something else?

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#7 2011-08-11 13:35:32

alez
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Re: [SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

I don't know, the regular xfrun also get autocompletion after it learns your more usual apps so maybe it's worth a try, and you can even delete the ones you may have mistyped in its configuration file. For URLs I don't know, i admit. For a dock Cairo-dock (or Glx-dock if you prefer) fill the job for me until someone gets that plank to compile without ubuntued dependecies.


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#8 2011-08-11 17:27:10

Griemak
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Re: [SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

@Diaz

I apologize, I read it incorrectly as a "possible" question, not a "feasible" question; you are correct it pulls in quite the large list of deps because of mono and sharp.  Kupfer looks interesting, thanks for the suggestion!

@alez

Alt-F2 is the default 'xfrun' keyboard shortcut and it does handle URLs, but it does require the "http://" unfortunately and the autofill is "dumb"  in this sense.  I have to type "http://bbs." before this website autofills, just typing "arch" or "linux" won't pull.  It is character matching from beginning, no indexing on "words" in the middle, so to speak.  Honestly, though, I switched from KDE because of imposing indexing smile


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#9 2011-08-12 06:21:13

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Re: [SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

launchy?


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#10 2011-08-16 15:06:40

george55
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Re: [SOLVED] Launcher for Xfce

I went with Launchy, and it's working well, thanks!

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