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Verve

About

The Verve panel plugin is a comfortable command line plugin for the Xfce panel. It supports several nice features, such as:

  • Command history
  • Auto-completion (including command history)
  • Open URLs and eMail addresses in your favourite applications
  • Focus grabbing via D-BUS (so you can bind a shortcut to it)
  • Custom input field width

Usage

Once added to the panel, you can use the following keys to control Verve:

  • TAB to iterate through auto-completion entries
  • UP and DOWN arrows to iterate through the command history
  • CTRL+ENTER to run a command in a terminal emulator
  • ESC to clear your input

If you want to launch URLs or eMail addresses using Verve, just paste them into the input field and press ENTER.

Focus Grabbing

Verve installs a script named verve-focus which can be used to bind a keyboard shorcut for Verve to grab the focus. To do so, you first need to open the Xfce settings manager:

xfce-setting-show

Once the dialog has appeared, chose Keyboard. In the next dialog, select the Shortcuts tab and add a shortcut for verve-focus.

After this, Verve should grab the focus and start blinking whenever you press this shortcut. To stop the blinking, just type something (like a command or something else) or click on it with the mouse.

Screenshots

Verve in normal state

:projects:panel-plugins:verve-normal.png

Verve blinking after grabbing the focus

:projects:panel-plugins:verve-blinking.png

Auto-completion

:projects:panel-plugins:verve-completion.png

Config dialog

:projects:panel-plugins:verve-configuration.png

Releases

Version 0.3

Subversion / Git

http://svn.xfce.org/svn/goodies/verve-plugin/

git://git.gezeiten.org/verve-plugin.git

Dependencies

  • exo >= 0.3.1.3
  • xfce4-panel >= 4.3.28
  • libxfce4util >= 4.3.0
  • GLib >= 2.6.4
  • libpcre
  • D-BUS >= 0.34 (optionally)

Reporting Bugs

Bugs should be reported to the Xfce bug tracking system (product Xfce Panel Plugins, component verve).

projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-verve-plugin.txt · Last modified: 2008/11/23 16:59 (external edit)