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OK guy's I'm a Apple guy and I've come to rely on "spotlight" is there a spotlight on PC BSD?
Edited by GermanyChris - 9/11/13 at 10:40am
 
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Maybe Synapse Indicator will do?
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Why wouldn't a normal DE runner like Krunner or similar work?
     
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KDE has this built in and IIRC PC-BSD's default DE is KDE.

I think it's [alt]+[F2] to bring it up (at least that's what it is on my system, but there's a chance I've remapped keys a while ago and forgotten)
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I've got LXDE as my DE
Edited by GermanyChris - 9/12/13 at 4:00am
 
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KDE uses Neopomuk to colate the data. I guess it's possible that can be installed on LXDE since it's an open standard. You'd need a runner app to interface with that though (possible KRunner).

The draw back of this is you'll almost certainly end up pulling in ~300MB of KDE dependencies just to run your desktop search. Even though you won't be using the majority of them (not to sure how well PC-BSD / FreeBSD organises KDE dependencies, but it's not unknown for that footprint to be pulled on many Linux distros).
Edited by Plan9 - 9/12/13 at 3:32am
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KDE has this built in and IIRC PC-BSD's default DE is KDE.

I think it's [alt]+[F2] to bring it up (at least that's what it is on my system, but there's a chance I've remapped keys a while ago and forgotten)

Yup...just about every DE I've tried including LXDE and KDE has their "runner" default binding set to ALT+F2. I just change mine all the time to Super or ATL + R all the time because it is easier.
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KDE uses Neopomuk to colate the data. I guess it's possible that can be installed on LXDE since it's an open standard. You'd need a runner app to interface with that though (possible KRunner).

The draw back of this is you'll almost certainly end up pulling in ~300MB of KDE dependencies just to run your desktop search. Even though you won't be using the majority of them (not to sure how well PC-BSD / FreeBSD organises KDE dependencies, but it's not unknown for that footprint to be pulled on many Linux distros).

I could have sworn LXDE's runner did most of the same things...or maybe there's an addon to it that someone knows about?
     
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