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xfce4-appfinder - Application Finder

The Application Finder is a program to find and launch installed applications on your system, and quickly execute commands. It does this by searching your file system for .desktop files, and displays a categorized list of all the GUI applications on your system.

Tip: You can use the Application Finder to quickly add launchers to your panel - simply drag an item onto your desired panel and it will automatically create a launcher for that application.


Debugging Support

xfce4-appfinder currently supports three different levels of debugging support, which can be setup using the configure flag –enable-debug (check the output of configure –help):

Argument Description
`yes` This is the default for Git snapshot builds. It adds all kinds of checks to the code, and is therefore likely to run slower. Use this for development of xfce4-appfinder and locating bugs in xfce4-appfinder.
`minimum` This is the default for release builds. This is the recommended behaviour.
`no` Disables all sanity checks. Don't use this unless you know exactly what you do.

Latest Release

  • xfce4-appfinder 4.17.0 released (2021/09/22 00:44)
    xfce4-appfinder 4.17.0 is now available for download from
    What is xfce4-appfinder?
    The Xfce application finder is a program that searches your file system
    for .desktop files, and displays a categorized list of all the GUI
    applications on your system.
    Release notes for 4.17.0
    [Please note that this is a development release.]
    - Add support to garcon's PrefersNonDefaultGPU property
    - Handle escaping in desktop file values (#16)
    - Make close and help buttons translatable
    - Parse environment variables in collapsed mode (#13)
    - Mention that custom actions are only available in collapsed mode
    - Launch applications as children again
    - Translation Updates:
      Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian,
      Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese
      (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English
      (Australia), English (Canada), English (United Kingdom), Estonian,
      Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian,
      Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh,
      Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk,
      Occitan (post 1500), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil),
      Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish,
      Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Vietnamese

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