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= Configuration =
 
= 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.
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= Additional Resources =
 
= Additional Resources =
 
* [http://www.suckless.org/programs/dmenu.html Dmenu] - The official dmenu website
 
* [http://www.suckless.org/programs/dmenu.html Dmenu] - The official dmenu website
 
* [http://dmwit.com/yeganesh yeganesh] - a light wrapper that reorders commands based on popularity
 
* [http://dmwit.com/yeganesh yeganesh] - a light wrapper that reorders commands based on popularity

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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 the dmenu_run command 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