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Old 04-09-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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How Did I Do This?


This is a funny question:
I was clicking around, setting up how I wanted my KDE program menu to look and I somehow managed to do what the following snapshot shows:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...didIdoThis.jpg (a Search bar, so all I have to do is type in what program I'm looking for and it highlights where it is in the menu.)

I don't remember how I got that feature enabled. I wanted to tell my son-in-law how to do this also but I just couldn't find where I clicked to enable it. Does anyone know?
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:44 AM   #2
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alt+F1 maybe
 
Old 04-09-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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Thank you but how does one get the search bar on top of the menu enabled? That's what I wanted to know. The search bar on top is not there in the default look.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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it might be that it wasn't available in 10.0 or in the version of KDE you are using, it appears that it's not a kde standard but a Suse customization - see http://dot.kde.org/1161876578/1161882944/,

have you tried TastyMenu?

maybe upgrade kde to 3.58 or 3.59 if possible?
 
Old 04-09-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
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upgrading KDE is out of the question for me. SuSE 10.0 is end of life so Novell does not provide anymore rpm's for it.

Thanks for the link! I see now that yes, it is a SuSE only thing. Too bad. The person who was writing about it in that forum liked it very much as do I and it is very useful!

Like the person [max] said:
"You have installed a new application. What do you do? Search all of your K-menu hierarchie? Is Google Picasa under Graphics/editor or Graphics/viewer or Graphics/photography or additional programs or...?

"KDE does not support highlighting of newly installed program entries (as WinXP does). So a search bar is the only way to quickly find a random program."
 
Old 04-09-2008, 10:44 AM   #6
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to quote myself "try TastyMenu" - it has what you're looking for inc. highlighting

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=41866
 
  


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