How to config the run dialog (Alt+F2) in Ubuntu with LXDE session

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LobaLuna
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How to config the run dialog (Alt+F2) in Ubuntu with LXDE session

Postby LobaLuna » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:36 pm

Hi, people!

I am not using Lubuntu. I installed Ubuntu GNOME 19.10 but then I better decided to use the LXDE session.

I want to configure the run dialog (Alt+F2) so it can remember the past commands that I had input. I also have a Debian box with LXQt session and for that I know that it is possible to configure the run dialog directly (there is a little config button on the run dialog that allows to config this dialog easily). Obvioulsy, LXDE and LXQt are NOt the same thing, but I wonder, since they are very similar... (with all my respects to developers).

Is it possible to do it in LXDE? I cannot find the way to do it, neither on the command line nor via UI.
I hope it is possible!

drooly
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Re: How to config the run dialog (Alt+F2) in Ubuntu with LXDE session

Postby drooly » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:23 am

The run dialog is very, very minimalistic (read: unusable).
It is invoked with

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lxpanelctl run

and looking at

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man lxpanelctl
I see no way of remembering command history.
I recommend you install an alternative (gmrun is very good & lightweight) and bind that to Alt-F2 in ~/.config/openbox/*rc.xml

LobaLuna
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Re: How to config the run dialog (Alt+F2) in Ubuntu with LXDE session

Postby LobaLuna » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:15 am

Excellent! I'll do that.
Thank you!

Yes. It is very minimalistic. However, in Debian they managed to do it. I will dig into it later.


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