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Launchers - greduan - 22-03-2017

What launcher do you use? I know there's a variety, from minimal like dmenu_run to weird powerful stuff like lighthouse.

Recently I found rrun, looks neat though I haven't tried it. Haven't riced in a while.

[rrun]: https://github.com/buster/rrun


RE: Launchers - mrtn - 22-03-2017

I'm using rofi for a while now. https://github.com/DaveDavenport/rofi

It's nice to look at and the windows-switching is also kinda neat, because 90% of my workflow is keyboard/shortcut-focused.


RE: Launchers - jkl - 22-03-2017

I use the terminal.


RE: Launchers - evbo - 22-03-2017

(22-03-2017, 12:17 PM)mrtn Wrote: I'm using rofi for a while now. https://github.com/DaveDavenport/rofi

It's nice to look at and the windows-switching is also kinda neat, because 90% of my workflow is keyboard/shortcut-focused.

Same. Rofi is a good alternative to dmenu.


RE: Launchers - z3bra - 22-03-2017

(22-03-2017, 12:23 PM)jkl Wrote: I use the terminal.

Same here. Though I still use "launchers" for specific things, like searching the web. I use "thinglaunch" for that. It displays a black box, you type text in it and that's it. No completion, keybindings or whatever. What is typed here gets outputed to stdout. I use it to search duckduckgo (rather than poping surf, navigate to duckduckgo and then search).


RE: Launchers - evbo - 22-03-2017

Thinglaunch sounds neat, might give it a shot


RE: Launchers - r4ndom - 24-03-2017

Currently I'm using dmenu. It's minimalistic and fits my current setup very well.
Before that I was a rofi user (fullscreen + transparent) but after a while I got tired of it and its color definition within .X{resources,defaults}.


RE: Launchers - neeasade - 24-03-2017

Here's a list of some https://rizonrice.github.io/resources#program-launchers


RE: Launchers - robotchaos - 29-03-2017

I personally like synapse for a gtk launcher


RE: Launchers - Tmplt - 02-04-2017

Been using rofi for a while, but mostly because of rofi-pass. I've already cobbled together a small script to get a password from pass with fzf. Now I just need a script to open an st-instance or something alike. Then it's back to dmenu, I believe.


RE: Launchers - xero - 03-04-2017

interrobang user checking in


RE: Launchers - greduan - 04-04-2017

I used interrobang for the longest time, the DuckDuckGo bang system is so nice.


RE: Launchers - Mrat - 11-05-2017

This post on reddit made me want to do the same thing:
https://www.reddit.com/r/unixporn/comments/5wheoc/using_fzf_as_app_launcher_bspwm/


RE: Launchers - Foggalong - 08-01-2018

xero Wrote:interrobang user checking in

Idea is cool and DDG bangs are brilliant, but I couldn't get any of them to work last time I tried it. Doesn't look like there's been a commit in over a year either. Might have to have a go rustling something up for myself.


RE: Launchers - zge - 10-01-2018

I've been using dmenu, since the main thing I use a launcher for, was to start emacs and occasionally a browser. But recently started using sxhkd for this purpose, so I don't quite need it. May check out rofi though.