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           i3-dmenu-desktop - run .desktop files with dmenu


           i3-dmenu-desktop [--dmenu='dmenu -i'] [--entry-type=name]


       i3-dmenu-desktop is a script which extracts the (localized) name from application .desktop
       files, offers the user a choice via dmenu(1) and then starts the chosen application via i3
       (for startup notification support).  The advantage of using .desktop files instead of
       dmenu_run(1) is that dmenu_run offers all binaries in your $PATH, including non-
       interactive utilities like "sed". Also, .desktop files contain a proper name, information
       about whether the application runs in a terminal and whether it supports startup

       The .desktop files are searched in $XDG_DATA_HOME/applications (by default
       $HOME/.local/share/applications) and in the "applications" subdirectory of each entry of
       $XDG_DATA_DIRS (by default /usr/local/share/:/usr/share/).

       Files with the same name in $XDG_DATA_HOME/applications take precedence over files in
       $XDG_DATA_DIRS, so that you can overwrite parts of the system-wide .desktop files by
       copying them to your local directory and making changes.

       i3-dmenu-desktop displays the "Name" value in the localized version depending on
       LC_MESSAGES as specified in the Desktop Entry Specification.

       You can pass a filename or URL (%f/%F and %u/%U field codes in the .desktop file
       respectively) by appending it to the name of the application. E.g., if you want to launch
       "GNU Emacs 24" with the patch /tmp/foobar.txt, you would type "emacs", press TAB, type "
       /tmp/foobar.txt" and press ENTER.

       .desktop files with Terminal=true are started using i3-sensible-terminal(1).

       .desktop files with NoDisplay=true or Hidden=true are skipped.

       UTF-8 is supported, of course, but dmenu does not support displaying all glyphs. E.g.,
       xfce4-terminal.desktop's Name[fi]=Pääte will be displayed just fine, but not its


           Execute command instead of 'dmenu -i'. This option can be used to pass custom
           parameters to dmenu, or to make i3-dmenu-desktop start a custom (patched?)  version of

           Display the (localized) "Name" (type = name), the command (type = command) or the
           (*.desktop) filename (type = filename) in dmenu. This option can be specified multiple

           Examples are "GNU Image Manipulation Program" (type = name), "gimp" (type = command),
           and "libreoffice-writer" (type = filename).


       Version 1.5


       Michael Stapelberg, "<michael at>"


       Copyright 2012 Michael Stapelberg.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the BSD license.