October 22nd 2017 update:
Launchy-QT has a new outlook. Also some changes to links were made to reflect the current PostX Gnu/Linux development. Tip. To show tooltips, click an area of Launchy that does not have icons in it.
July the second 2017:
Here is a combined package, which has Launchy, an improved toggle script, clock program and a Media Launcher in it. These tools appeared all as parts of PostX 0.4.4.
Gnome-Terminal seems to use F4 . It is adviced that you place this entry to .xbindkeysrc instead – if you want to use the terminal in question.
#Launchy Toggle function
Place this entry(or similar) to your autostart file(.xinitrc etc). The entry will make sure that Launchy starts as hidden and that the toggle between hide and show works.
touch $HOME/.toggle_launchy &
Place all the programs to /usr/share pathway.
The toggle script executes and ends both Launchy Panel and the clock upon a keypress. Procps is now a needed dependency, which means that the full list should be as below. On some distributions, you might need to adapt the dependency list.
python3 python-pyqt5 python-minimal procps python-gi
Older entry from May 22nd:
Here is the panel that I released with the latest postx-programs upgrade.
python3 python-pyqt5 python-minimal
The panel is heavily centered around my other programs but you can modify it according to your needs. Only the package manager points to a program that was not written by me. The program in question is the synaptic package manager.
#Launchy-QT v.1 Copyright (c) 2017 JJ Posti <techtimejourney.net>
#This is a Panell application.The program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; #for details see: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.
#This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under
#GPL Version 2, June 1991 This is the QT5 version” )
Unlike the Gtk version of Launchy, the QT version does close with ALT+F4. You can start the program via terminal with: python /home/somewhere/launchy
If needed make Launchy executable with: chmod +x launchy
Tip. You can create shortkeys to make closing and opening of Launchy to happen more easily.
29th of May: Toggle script.
Put the following line to your .xbindkeysrc (or any other autostart file)
Then download the Launchy toggle script and place it to the location above. You can customize the location to fit your needs. I recommend that you install x11-utils (sudo apt-get install x11-utils) just to make sure that everything works. You need to quit and launch your desktop again. After the previous Launchy-QT should now hide or appear when F4 key is pressed.