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"Rofi" seems to be the best alt+f2 / fbrun replacement for Openbox

Posted 09-10-2019 at 11:25 AM by the dsc
Updated 09-11-2019 at 09:06 AM by the dsc

Not to be confused with ROFL.
Fbrun is quite nice, does what is supposed to, but the history corruption is quite disappointing.
Gmrun looks nice, but is terribly limited, you can't launch a command with any parameter, "foobarizer /path/to/file --foo --bar" becomes just "foobarizer." Yet it seems somewhat noticeably slower than FBrun.

I thought I could have an improvised replacement with something like bash -c "$(zenity --entry)", but it's a bit too rudimentary, I don't know how to implement a history, if that's even possible, and then the GUI would have to be adjusted so the history would be "navigated" with the up and down arrows, rather than that selecting different buttons.

"Rofi" seems a rather good replacement. I just don't like that the default "history" is listing "random" files, probably from the default environment path or folder I launch it from. I'll see if it can be set up to be just history.

I liked FBrun to be centered at the top, the rofi equivalent would be:

rofi -show run -location 2 -lines 3
I also noticed it kind of has its own "xresources" configurations that will be inherited or cleared. If I launch xterm with it, it would be a plain white theme, whereas my "real" xterm I'd get with FBrun would be something like "solarized." Funnily enough, a xterm launched from that xterm will have the correct theme. Wait, that's not really what's happening. For some reason, typing "xterm" on it is really running Uxterm. Weird and somewhat disappointing.
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