gmrun and openbox

My friend Og Maciel and I had a short package session today where we updated some openbox items that we use such as Nitrogen for wallpaper, pypanel, and something we didn’t package before…gmrun. Install it with:

sudo conary update gmrun

I’ve patched the default gmrunrc file so that when it executes, it places itself toward the top right hand side of the desktop. To override this, create a .gmrunrc from the default.

cp /usr/share/gmrun/gmrunrc ~/.gmrunrc

alter the left and top values to move it around on the screen. Width may also be adjusted. You can also use openbox to bind this to Alt-F2 or a key combo of your choosing. Open up ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml and add the following in the <keyboard> section:

<keybind key="A-F2"><action name="execute"><execute>gmrun</execute></action></keybind>

There are also some built in macros for using gmrun that can be found on the homepage here. it’s quite a handy tool and works quite well for openbox :D Screenshot showing updated nitrogen and gmrun below:

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  • doug

    I found gmrun a year or two ago during a period when I temporarily switched back to Fluxbox because I was having trouble with Enlightenment E17. I wanted a replacement for the E17’s Run Command (which is fantastic), and stumbled upon gmrun. It’s quite useful, particularly since it lets you stay working from the keyboard rather than grabbing the mouse and hunting through menus.