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Overview

Launcher that combines modes/tagging of subtle with a browser search bar.

{{lightbox(contrib/launcher, Launcher)}}

Make sure that levenshtein.rb is also in the PATH otherwise launcher will not work

Features

  • Call methods defined in your subtle config
  • Search for stuff via Google (Chrome/Opera/Firefox)
  • Point your browser directly to an uri
  • Launch programs in path
  • Create tags on the fly with #tag
  • Create views on the fly with @view
  • Set modes on the fly with + = full, ^ = float and * = stick
  • Tab completion for programs, views, tags and methods

Keys

Keys Action
Up, Down Cycle through history (per runtime)
ESC 1) Hide/exit launcher 2) Stop reverse history search
Enter Run command
^R Start reverse history search

Install

Currently there is no package available and you need either to clone the repository:

hg clone http://hg.subforge.org/subtle-contrib

Or download the latest archive:

http://hg.subforge.org/subtle-contrib/archive/tip.tar.bz2

These scripts may work, if you encounter any problems please ask in the usual places.

Usage

Either call it like ruby launcher.rb from commandline or add following loader and grab to your subtle config.

{{hide}}begin
  require "#{ENV["HOME"]}/path/to/launcher.rb" 
rescue LoadError => error
  puts error
end

grab "W-x" do
  Subtle::Contrib::Launcher.run
end

Configuration

Per default, the launcher uses fixed as font and loads entries from /usr/bin. This can be changed after requiring the launcher.rb and before running it for the first time.

Fonts

{{hide}}begin
  require "#{ENV["HOME"]}/path/to/launcher.rb" 

  # Set fonts
  Subtle::Contrib::Launcher.fonts = [
    "xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:pixelsize=80:antialias=true",
    "xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:pixelsize=12:antialias=true" 
  ]
rescue LoadError => error
  puts error
end

Paths

{{hide}}begin
  require "#{ENV["HOME"]}/path/to/launcher.rb" 

  # Set paths
  Subtle::Contrib::Launcher.paths = [ "/usr/bin", "~/bin" ]
rescue LoadError => error
  puts error
end

Examples

Insert Description
:urxvt Call methods defined in the config
g subtle wm Change to browser view and search for subtle wm via Google
urxvt @editor Open urxvt on view @editor with dummy tag
urxvt @editor #work Open urxvt on view @editor with tag work
urxvt #work Open urxvt and tag with tag work
urxvt -urgentOnBell Open urxvt with the urgentOnBell option
+urxvt Open urxvt and set full mode
^urxvt Open urxvt and set floating mode
*urxvt Open urxvt and set sticky mode
urx<hit tab> Open urxvt (tab completion)