Addon Runners for KRunner 0.1

The package includes two runners that support multiple actions.
Addon Runners for KRunner
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The first runner is the Desktop Search Runner which is identical to the Nepomuk Desktop Search Runner with the exception of its support for Service Menus and open with actions. It is essentially a backport of changes planned for 4.3.

The second runner is the Window Management Runner that allows you to perform any action that the task manager supports. The actions available are identical to the actions shown in the context menu when right
clicking on a task in the panel.


The runners depend on kdelibs 4.2.

You will need the corresponding kdebase-workspace devel packages installed to compile this. Support for the Desktop Search Runner also requires that nepomuk be installed.

The devel packages should contain the header files for:

These libraries are part of kdebase-workspace.

On kubuntu jaunty it should be in kdebase-workspace-dev.


The usual CMake build instructions apply. e.g.

$ mkdir build && cd build
$ make
# make install


Open the KRunner settings dialog by pressing Alt+F2 then clicking on the wrench icon. Under the plugins tab, deselect the Nepomuk Desktop Search Runner and select the Desktop Search Runner. This is necessary to prevent duplicate matches. Select the window manager plugin.

Click on the User interface tab and select "task oriented". After clicking ok, the task oriented interface should appear and you can begin searching.

Failure to select the "task oriented" user interface will cause the desktop runner to behave identically to the Nepomuk Desktop Search Runner (defeating the purpose of this package) and the Window management runner to simply raise the window.


Some bugfixes for the QuickSand interface didn't make it into 4.2.0 but will be in 4.2.1.

last updated on:
February 2nd, 2009, 4:40 GMT
license type:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
developed by:
Ryan Bitanga
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