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= Introduction =
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== Introduction ==
  
 
[http://www.suckless.org/programs/dmenu.html 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.
 
[http://www.suckless.org/programs/dmenu.html 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.
  
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Installing dmenu is simple:
 
Installing dmenu is simple:
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= Configuration =
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== 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.
 
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 =
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== External Resources ==
 
* [http://tools.suckless.org/dmenu dmenu] – The official dmenu website
 
* [http://tools.suckless.org/dmenu 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.

External Resources

  • dmenu – The official dmenu website
  • Yeganesh – a light wrapper that reorders commands based on popularity