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  pacman -S dmenu
 
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Once it is installed, you will need to create a shell script to run it.  The following script presents some common defaults:
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run it
  #!/bin/sh
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  dmenu_run
$(dmenu_path | \
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dmenu -fn '-*-terminus-*-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*' \
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-nb '#000000' -nf '#FFFFFF' -sb '#0066ff')
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Save the script somewhere (~/bin is a good choice) and make it executable.
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= Configuration =
 
= Configuration =

Revision as of 08:58, 24 May 2009

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Introduction

Dmenu is a fast and lightweight dynamic menu launcher for X. It can be compared to 'Quicksilver' on OS X, or 'Launchy' on Windows. With a quick keystroke, the dmenu menu appears, enabling you to type the name of a program you wish to start.

Installation

Installing dmenu is simple:

pacman -S dmenu

run it

dmenu_run

Configuration

Now, you will need to attach that shell script to a keystroke combination. This can be done either via your window manager or desktop environment configuration, or with a program like xbindkeys. See the Hotkeys article for more information.

Additional Resources

  • Dmenu - The official dmenu website
  • yeganesh - a light wrapper that reorders commands based on popularity