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    Default Spped up search under the Favorites section

    Is there anyway to speed up this function?

    Under opensuse 12.1 I could type in kwrite and the editor would run. Under 13.1 when I type in kwrite the accessibility application will run. I've just realized this morning that I am typing in kwrite and hitting enter BEFORE the launch application can parse the request and find kwrite, this process worked fine under 12.1. I believe this is the cause, if I just type k the accessibility function will be at the top of list. I'm assuming the search is processing the k then seeing the enter and drops the rest of the command entered.


    thank you

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    Default AW: Spped up search under the Favorites section

    Quote Originally Posted by montessa1995 View Post
    Is there anyway to speed up this function?

    Under opensuse 12.1 I could type in kwrite and the editor would run. Under 13.1 when I type in kwrite the accessibility application will run. I've just realized this morning that I am typing in kwrite and hitting enter BEFORE the launch application can parse the request and find kwrite, this process worked fine under 12.1. I believe this is the cause, if I just type k the accessibility function will be at the top of list. I'm assuming the search is processing the k then seeing the enter and drops the rest of the command entered.
    Why don't you just use the Alt+F2 dialog to run a specific command?

    Kickoff's search function is mainly there to search the menu obviously, not to run specific programs where you already know how they are called.

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    Default Re: Spped up search under the Favorites section

    Great that will work. didn't know about that shortcut.

    Know I just need to retrain myself to use it. <-- Probably the hardest part.

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    Default Re: Spped up search under the Favorites section

    Well, I think the problem here is, that "ENTER" is not related to Kickoff's search field at all, it is a shortcut to launch the currently selected entry (you can browse the menu with the keyboard).
    In your case, the wrong entry was still selected because the search was slower than your typing, so that one got launched instead.

    Not sure if that would even count as bug.

    Btw, KRunner (the Alt+F2 dialog) is plugin based, it contains runners for a lot of different stuff, like shell commands, menu entries, open windows, browser bookmarks, and can even do mathematical calculations.
    Click on the wrench symbol to see and enable/disable the plugins.

    See here for an overview:
    http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/Krunner

    PS: You don't even have to press Alt+F2. Just click on an empty space on the desktop and start typing...
    Last edited by wolfi323; 15-Apr-2014 at 05:49.

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