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Autocompletion does not complete local apps


Description Laurent Martelli 2016-09-12 09:12:41 CEST
I have some desktip files in ~/.local/share/applications/ for apps that I installed manually somewhere in my home dir. Appfind does not find them in collapsed mode. I always have to hit the down arrow key to select the app.
Comment 1 Denis 2017-03-12 15:43:59 CET
I have the same problem. Autocompletion really should work with ~/.local/share/applications. The whole reason for having user configs is that we wouldn't have to edit system-wide configuration as root, isn't it? I have a bunch of desktop-files in ~/.local/share/applications and whisker-menu works fine with them - autocompletion and all, but xfce4-appfinder makes me press down or it wouldn't display them at all. Besides, even in it's full form (after pressing down) it does not display desktop-files meant for quick access of directories buries deep within file hierarchy (with Exec=xdg-open "some directory here") (it's more convenient than bookmarking). Again, whisker-menu display these desktop-files just fine.
Comment 2 aventi 2019-03-08 20:39:00 CET
I stumbled upon the same problem.
What is strange is that it seems to work when launching appfinder with the "--disable-server" option.
Comment 3 Theo Linkspfeifer editbugs 2019-04-24 11:31:02 CEST
The appfinder is able to autocomplete the command (Exec=testcommand), but it does not search for the launcher name (Name=testapp) In collapsed run mode.


xfce4-appfinder 4.13.2
Comment 4 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-26 00:56:03 CEST
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Bug #12839

Reported by:
Laurent Martelli
Reported on: 2016-09-12
Last modified on: 2020-05-26


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