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Bug 315122 - Provide standalone "run dialog" binary
Provide standalone "run dialog" binary
Product: gnome-panel
Classification: Other
Component: run dialog
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: Panel Maintainers
Panel Maintainers
: 318623 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-09-02 14:11 UTC by Michael Monreal
Modified: 2020-11-06 20:23 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.11/2.12

small program that launches the run dialog (945 bytes, text/plain)
2005-09-09 12:25 UTC, Simon Umbricht

Description Michael Monreal 2005-09-02 14:11:31 UTC
Distribution/Version: Ubuntu Breezy + Garnome

The "Run application..." menu entry was removed from the menus, which is fine,
but there should be at least the possibility to add it back using a custom
.desktop file. This is not possible at the moment, because there is no way of
calling the run dialog using the command line.

It would be nice if you could ship a small binary, similar to
"gnome-panel-screenshot", which just calls the dialog.

I know about <alt>+<f2> and the run applet, but they are not the same...
Comment 1 Simon Umbricht 2005-09-09 12:25:21 UTC
Created attachment 52013 [details]
small program that launches the run dialog

I attached a small C source that will open the run dialog for you.
Compile it with $ gcc gnome-run.c -o gnome-run -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11
Comment 2 Olav Vitters 2005-09-09 13:32:49 UTC
Might be an idea to include this with gnome-panel?
Comment 3 Vincent Untz 2005-09-18 08:19:11 UTC
Won't do this before we branch and start hacking on 2.13.x
Comment 4 Sebastien Bacher 2005-10-12 07:32:18 UTC
*** Bug 318623 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Gregory S. Hayes 2005-10-12 16:43:14 UTC
Why not just place it in the Desktop menu? Thats where the "Take Screenshot"
item is -- this is at least as important. 
Comment 6 Vincent Untz 2005-10-12 17:45:53 UTC
Gregoy: the "Take screenshot" item will go away too in the near future. But
hopefully, you'll be able to add the items back if you want. If someone can make
me have more hours in a day...
Comment 7 Gregory S. Hayes 2005-10-12 17:48:30 UTC
Vincent: I will be happy to send you some patches directly (based on current
CVS) if you can provide me some high level detail on exactally what you want to
do in order to add some additional flexibility in this area. 
Comment 8 Vincent Untz 2005-10-12 17:50:27 UTC
Gregory: the idea is, basically, to make the menu bar and main menu totally
editable by the user. We just need to rewrite most of the code to do so :-)
Comment 9 Pierre Ossman 2007-08-16 10:55:06 UTC
Any progress on this? Not having a run entry is silly and there is no intuitive way of figuring out Alt+F2. This is one of the few areas you have to apologize for when recommending a GNOME desktop to someone.
Comment 10 André Klapper 2020-11-06 20:23:46 UTC is being replaced by We are closing all old bug reports in Bugzilla which have not seen updates for many years.

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