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xfce:xfce4-appfinder:preferences [2012/01/11 19:25]
nick [General]
xfce:xfce4-appfinder:preferences [2019/08/19 09:54]
kevinbowen
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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">​
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 ? Remember last selected category ? 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. ! 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 ​center ​the window +? Always ​centre ​the window 
-! By default [[../xfwm4:​|Xfwm4]] ​will position the window, possibly not in the center ​of the screen (see the section [[..:​xfwm4:​wmtweaks|Smart Placement]] to control ​this behaviour). Select this option to always ​center ​the Application Finder screen on startup.+! By default[[:xfce:xfwm4:​|Xfwm4]] ​might position the window ​in a place that isn'​t ​in the centre ​of the screen (see the section [[:xfce:​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 ==== ==== Appearance ====
  
 ? View items as icons ? View items as icons
-! Select this option to show the applications and command ​in a //icon view// instead of a //list view//.+! Select this option to show the applications and commands as icons rather than in a list view.
 ? Text beside icons ? 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, instead of below.+! 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 ? Item icon size
 ! The size of the icons in the item view. ! The size of the icons in the item view.
 +? Hide category pane
 +! Hides the category side pane when in expanded mode.
 ? Category icon size ? Category icon size
-! The size of the category icons in the side-pane.+! The size of the category icons in the side pane.
  
 ==== History ==== ==== History ====
  
-? Clear custom command 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.+! 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.
  
-===== Actions =====+===== 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">​
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 +==== 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.
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 +? 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.
 +
 +  ​