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xfce:xfce4-appfinder:preferences [2019/04/09 21:48]
blueberrybrownie [Appearance]
xfce:xfce4-appfinder:preferences [2019/08/19 09:54] (current)
kevinbowen
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 <figure "​General Preferences">​ <figure "​General Preferences">​
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 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
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 ! 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 centre the window ? 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.+! 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 ? 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. ! Keeps Application Finder running in the background to speed up opening times. You might want to disable this to reduce memory usage.
 ? Single window ? Single window
-! Only keep one instance of the application open at a time.+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 ====
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 ? 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.
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 ==== 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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-==== Introduction ==== 
  
-Custom actions can be used to match commands entered in the collapsed view and use them to quickly perform tasks. 
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-It can for example be use the make shortcuts to commands, but also to send arguments to a website, for quick searching. 
- 
-By default 4 custom actions are predefined, but you can change this to anything you like. See also the [[examples]] in the dedicated wiki page. 
  
 ==== Usage ==== ==== 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.
  
-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.+? Type 
 +! There are two types of pattern matches:
  
-Strings in the Application Finder by the {gui>​type} and {gui>​pattern} or the action. If there is a match, the {gui>​command} is executed as a replacement for the entered string. +  * **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.
-? Type +
-! There are two types of pattern matches. +
-  ? Prefix +
-  ! If this type is selected, there is a match if the entered string starts with {gui>pattern}+
-  ​Regular Expression +
-  ! For complex matches you can write a [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Perl_Compatible_Regular_Expressions|Perl-compatible regular expression]] that is matched against the entered string.+
 ? Pattern ? Pattern
-! Depending on the selected {gui>typeit will describe ​the matching ​prefix or regular expression.+! Depending on the type selected, ​it describes ​the prefix or regular expression.
 ? Command ? Command
-! The command that is executed when the pattern is matched. To include ​(partsof the match the following variables are available:+! 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   ? Prefix
-    ? %s +  ! **%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''​. 
-    ! Include the string after the matched pattern. ​So if the prefix-pattern is ''​abc''​ and the entered command ''​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''​.
-    ? ​%S +
-    ! Include the complete string after the matches ​pattern. ​So if the prefix-pattern is ''​abc''​ and the entered command ''​abcdef'',​ ''​%s''​ will be replaced with ''​abcdef''​.+
   ? Regular Expression   ? Regular Expression
-  ! During the process of matching, the match results of subpattern ​between parentheses ''​( )''​ are recorded for later use. ''​\''​ plus a number to refer to the corresponding ​substring. ''​\1''​ refers to 1st pair of parentheses'​ match result, ''​\2''​ refers to 2nd pair of parentheses'​ match result. A special case is ''​\0''​ which will be replaced with the entire match. +  ! 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-stringFor 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$''​ and the entered command ''​abcdefg'',​ ''​\1''​ will be replaced with ''​cde''​.+  ! If the pattern is ''​^ab(.*)fg$''​ 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. 
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