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xfce:xfce4-panel:4.10:launcher [2015/03/11 13:33] (current)
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 +====== Launcher ======
  
 +The //​Launcher//​ panel plugin allows you to create application shortcuts and display them in your panel.
 +
 +====== Usage ======
 +
 +===== Add New Launchers =====
 +
 +Beside adding launchers with the [[add-new-items|Add New Items]] dialog, it is also possible to drop desktop files on the panel. A common way to do this, is by using the [[..:​xfce4-appfinder:​|Application Finder]] to drag an application from the view and drop it in the panel.\\ ​
 +If you try to drop between two launchers, you'll notice it will result in opening the .desktop file with the launcher-application. To avoid this, hold the {key>​Ctrl} button and you will be able to place a new launcher between 2 existing launchers.
 +
 +===== Drag-and-drop =====
 +
 +All launchers accept //​text/​uri-list//​ drops on the launcher button. If a file is dropped on the panel, it will be used as an argument for the first application in the items-list. See the topic "​Expanding variables"​ below for more information.
 +
 +====== Properties ======
 +
 +<figure "​Launcher'​s properties dialog">​
 +{{:​xfce:​xfce4-panel:​launcher.png?​nolink&​|}}
 +</​figure>​
 +
 +====== Advanced ======
 +
 +===== Expanding Variables =====
 +
 +The command of each launcher is //​expanded//​ before it is executed. This means the [[http://​standards.freedesktop.org/​desktop-entry-spec/​latest/​|.desktop files'​]] field codes are processed.
 +
 +? %F
 +? %f
 +? %U
 +? %u
 +? %i
 +? %c
 +? %k
 +? %%
 +
 +===== Plugin Events =====
 +
 +It is possible to send events to launcher plugins over the command line. One example is this:
 +
 +  xfce4-panel --plugin-event launcher:​disable-tooltips:​bool:​true
 +
 +This will disable the tooltips property for all launcher plugins in the panel.
 +
 +====== Style Properties ======
 +
 +You can set a custom menu and tooltip icon size in gtk-icon-sizes with the name ''​panel-launcher-menu''​ and ''​panel-launcher-tooltip''​. The default
 +icon sizes are both 32px. Special widget names in this plugin are ''​launcher-button''​ and ''​launcher-arrow''​.
 +
 +See the section [[theming|Theming]] for more information.