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xfce:xfce4-appfinder:preferences [2012/01/08 00:08]
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 ====== Preferences ====== ====== Preferences ======
- +This page details all the settings available for the Application Finder. To edit settings, open up the application ​in it's expanded mode and select {gui>Preferences}.
-<note warning>This page is work in progress!</​note> +
 ===== General ===== ===== General =====
 <figure "​General Preferences">​ <figure "​General Preferences">​
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
-===== Actions =====+==== Behaviour ​==== 
 +? Remember last selected category 
 +! Select this option to make the Application Finder select the last selected category in the expanded view. If this option is disabled, the category {gui>All Applications} is selected. 
 +? Always centre the window 
 +! By default, [[../​xfwm4:​|Xfwm4]] might position the window in a place that isn't in the centre of the screen (see the section [[..:​xfwm4:​wmtweaks|Placement]] under Window Manager Tweaks to change this behaviour). Select this option to always centre the Application Finder screen on startup, regardless of Window Manager settings. 
 +? Keep running instance in the background 
 +! Keeps Application Finder running in the background to speed up opening times. You might want to disable this to reduce memory usage. 
 +? Single window 
 +! This option in only active if {gui>​Keep running instance in the background} is enabled. Only keep one instance of the application open at a time. 
 +==== Appearance ==== 
 +? View items as icons 
 +! Select this option to show the applications and commands as icons rather than in a list view. 
 +? Text beside icons 
 +! This option in only active if {gui>​View items as icons} is enabled. Select this option to position the application name or command beside the icon rather than below. 
 +? Item icon size 
 +! The size of the icons in the item view. 
 +? Hide category pane 
 +! Hides the category side pane when in expanded mode. 
 +? Category icon size 
 +! The size of the category icons in the side pane. 
 +==== History ==== 
 +? Clear Custom Command History 
 +! Use this option to remove the history of custom commands you've entered in the collapsed mode that did not match any of the installed application commands. 
 +===== Custom ​Actions ===== 
 +You can set custom actions to quickly perform tasks when a certain character or combination of characters is entered in the collapsed view. For example, you can go to a certain article on Wikipedia by typing ''​!w''​ and then the article name.
 <figure "​Custom Actions">​ <figure "​Custom Actions">​
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
 +==== Usage ====
 +You can add a new (empty) action by clicking on the {gui>​Add} (+) button and remove the selected action by pressing the {gui>​Delete} (x) button. You can edit an existing action by selecting it from the list and using the {gui>​Type},​ {gui>​Pattern} and {gui>​Command} fields.
 +? Type
 +! There are two types of pattern matches:
 +  * **Prefix** - if this type is selected, there is a match if the entered string starts with the pattern specified.
 +  * **Regular Expression** - For complex matches you can write a [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Perl_Compatible_Regular_Expressions|Perl-compatible regular expression]] that's matched against the entered string.
 +? Pattern
 +! Depending on the type selected, it describes the prefix or regular expression.
 +? Command
 +! The command that is executed when the pattern is matched. To include parts of the search in the command the following variables are available:
 +  ? Prefix
 +  ! **%s** - Include the string after the matched pattern. For example, if the prefix-pattern is ''​abc''​ and the entered command is ''​abcdef'',​ ''​%s''​ will be replaced with ''​def''​.
 +  ! **%S** - Include the complete string after the matched pattern. For example, if the prefix-pattern is ''​abc''​ and the entered command is ''​abcdef'',​ ''​%s''​ will be replaced with ''​abcdef''​.
 +  ? Regular Expression
 +  ! During the process of matching, the results of the sub-pattern between parentheses ''​( )''​ are recorded for later use. ''​\''​ plus a number to refers to the corresponding sub-string. For instance, ''​\1''​ refers to the 1st pair of parentheses'​ match result, while ''​\2''​ refers to 2nd pair of parentheses'​ match result. A special case is ''​\0'',​ which will be replaced with the entire match.
 +  ! If the pattern is ''​^ab(.*)fg$''​ and the entered command ''​abcdefg''​ for example, ''​\1''​ will be replaced with ''​cde''​.
 +? Save match in command history
 +! Select this option if you want matches to be saved in the {gui>​Commands History} category.
 +  ​