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[Locked] A starter that works like Mac os Launchpad?
Guest English 13 fabounet [Read]
28 March 2013 à 23:56

Guest, Thursday 14 March 2013 à 01:29

Hi *,

is there a chance to make a starter in glx dock that works like the Launchpad in Mac OS? I mean to show the installed applications page in gnome 3.6.

thx

Tobi

fabounet, Thursday 14 March 2013 à 01:35


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Hi,
that wouldn't be too hard to do, although the dock already has an Applications Menu applet (basically the good old menu from gnome 2.x), and also supports some other menus (like Mintmenu or Cardapio).

matttbe, Saturday 16 March 2013 à 11:07


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that wouldn't be too hard to do
No, an applet which "simply" displays in a subdock all launchers from all applications folders (but maybe the Slide view should be improved)

fabounet, Saturday 16 March 2013 à 13:12


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I think the Slide view is quite nice for that, with scrollbar and horizontal separators
I'm not sure how it compares to a simple menu with sub-menus though
I have the feeling that everybody is trying to do "something" new, and finally isn't the menu the best way ?

matttbe, Saturday 16 March 2013 à 18:02


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It can be nice to also have an option to have an horizontal scrollbar (to switch from one view to another... not a scroll in fact ) and a search box (but it's certainly the hardest part).

I have the feeling that everybody is trying to do "something" new, and finally isn't the menu the best way ?
Yes but it looks nice to have an overview of all installed programs (and using big icons) and only use the keyboard to launch an application which doesn't have any launcher (or when we are writing something, it's faster to use a shortkey and write the first letters of the corresponding application)

fabounet, Saturday 16 March 2013 à 19:20


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yes for the entry (although the Applications-menu applet also has a quick-launcher that you trigger from the keyboard)
not sure about the grid of icons, I find the navigation quite tedious compared to a menu with sub-menus, where you don't have to click at all

matttbe, Saturday 16 March 2013 à 19:52


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not sure about the grid of icons, I find the navigation quite tedious compared to a menu with sub-menus, where you don't have to click at all
Yes, it's certainly much easier with your mouse (maybe not with your fingers) but if you open it and then write 'fi(...)' to see a smaller list with firefox, filezilla, file-roller, etc. it's prettier than the quick-launcher of the Applications Menu

fabounet, Saturday 16 March 2013 à 21:08


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hmm, yes, we should improve it with a dropdown menu
or maybe include it in the menu, now that we understand the code

Guest, Wednesday 27 March 2013 à 23:12

fabounet :
Hi,
that wouldn't be too hard to do, although the dock already has an Applications Menu applet (basically the good old menu from gnome 2.x), and also supports some other menus (like Mintmenu or Cardapio).


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Hi, its me again!

No i don't meant a menu. I mean a starter which opens the gnome dash applications menu In gnome 3.6 the last button which is labeld "show applications". That would be a real Benefit.

greetings from bavaria

fabounet, Thursday 28 March 2013 à 00:27


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well I think you can do it with a custom launcher that would invoke a javascript function, or a shortkey, or maybe a dbus command.
but what more will you get than with the classic menu ?

Guest, Thursday 28 March 2013 à 12:58

fabounet :
well I think you can do it with a custom launcher that would invoke a javascript function, or a shortkey, or maybe a dbus command.
but what more will you get than with the classic menu ?


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I thought about that to make a starter. I just don't know how to call a shortkey, in this case the super key per code. The reason is just simple as that: comfort! You just have to push the starter and there are all your apps. No more clicking, navigating and then again clicking to launch your application.

fabounet, Thursday 28 March 2013 à 14:17


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but still you have to search for your app ?
moreover, if it's an app you use often, it's probably already in your dock, isn't it ?

or maybe are you talking about typing the name of the app to search it ? but in this case all you need is the shortkey

PS: you can use a shortkey as the command of a launcher, in this case <super>

Guest, Thursday 28 March 2013 à 23:34

fabounet :
but still you have to search for your app ?
moreover, if it's an app you use often, it's probably already in your dock, isn't it ?

or maybe are you talking about typing the name of the app to search it ? but in this case all you need is the shortkey

PS: you can use a shortkey as the command of a launcher, in this case <super>


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Hey! Thx for that! I didn't know that <super> shortkey! Thank your very very much!
Yes you've to search for an app. But if you're able to show the whole application list of gnome dash you can easily click one application. And there are not all application in the dock that are installed on the disk....

fabounet, Thursday 28 March 2013 à 23:56


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ok, well if you know the name of the app I guess it's convenient.
the GMenu applet should have a similar feature in the next version

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