Dmenu launcher

Dmenu, by Suckless Tools (DWM) : the fastest and lightest applications launcher around.


Install dmenu and a nice classic xfont : Terminus

sudo apt-get install dmenu xfonts-terminus

Here is an example of shortcut to add to your DE:

  • Name : Dmenu
  • Shortcut : Meta+space
  • Command : dmenu_run

You may want to customize it with a few arguments:

  • -p: launcher text
  • -nb / -fb: background color and text color
  • -sb / -sf: higlight color and hilighted text color
  • -fn: xfont selection (see xfontsel for syntax)
dmenu_run -p 'Run:' -nb '#1A1E20' -nf '#DBDBDB' -sb '#466EB4' -sf '#FFFFFF' -fn '-*-terminus-*-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*'

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