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XRunner v.2(Java) arrives

XRunner v.2 Copyright (c) 2017 JJ Posti <techtimejourney.net> This 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″)

XRunner is a program launcher written with Java, which means it is very portable between different distributions.

XRunner v.2 cleans up the interface and the program gets faster.

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Runner-Bar v.0.2-CSS is here

Runner-Bar v.0.1 was good but since I love styling I just made a new better release. Runner-Bar v.0.2  comes with a CSS support – now CSS actually handles all the styling. I also added tooltips, removed some obsoleted code and cleared some unneeded module importing while I was add it. I decided to keep the Runner-Bar v.0.1 page onboard as a reference.  You can find it here.

Also, a  “new release” of Power Manager 3 is now available. This bug fix release only fixes a minor spacing issue.Gentoo distribution complained about the spacing and did not want to start the program at all. On Debian base there was not even an error. Here is a screenshot from the new Runner-Bar. Now, the buttons will also highlight when you move mouse cursor on top of them.

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Runner-Bar 0.2 with CSS.


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About Runner-Bar.


If you do not want dark colors then check out the light theme for Runner-Bar

If you do not want dark colors then check out the light theme for Runner-Bar

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Runner-Bar v.0.1 is released

Here is my next project ready for users and enthusiastic alike: Runner-Bar.

Runner-Bar is a program designed for quickly launching your favorite programs or files.


The python meta-package along with python-gi should be installed to use Runner-Bar. Depending on your distribution you might also need to install something else. The terminal output usually gives you a pretty good hint what you will need. I would guess that if the python meta-package is not enough in your case then you should (perhaps?) check pygtk related packages. If you need more help then check this post.

Runner-Bar features:

*Fast and easy to use program written completely with Python

* Open webpage with system’s default browser: https or http.
* Quick words to open certain locations more easily.
* Open files or folders with default applications. For example, if I type, /home/tester/music.mp3 then a file called music.mp3 will start playing with my system’s default app (Vlc).
* Can open folder locations that are typed to the text field. If I type /usr then a location /usr will get opened with the system’s default application.
* Runner-Bar should automatically quit after a command has been typed and enter has been pressed.
* Runner-Bar is uncomplicated, meaning it will process whatever you type. However, if you accidentally type something like xlc instead of vlc and execute the command then program just exits and no harm is done.

*Runner-Bar is completely desktop independent: if you like KDE or Gnome you can use those with Runner-Bar – or then you can be like me and use some  lightweight alternative instead – and Runner-Bar will not punish you for it.

Runner-bar also has info and close buttons in it and the program respects your GTK+ theme and icons. Continue reading