As you’ve probably noticed there is a launch bar in the bmpanel2. But there is no information about how you can use it. And there are reasons for that. I did this widget as an experimental feature and currently each time you need to change items on the launchbar you have to restart the panel. It’s because there is a lack of “reload config” feature and eventually I want to fix this. The other problem is that the cairo has support only for “png” images out of the box, so.. icons on the launchbar can be loaded only from files with that format. If these two things is ok for you, well, there are no more reasons why you should wait and don’t use launchbar.
But wait, you don’t know how you can use it 😀 And here is a tutorial for you.
1. First thing you need is the “launchbar” widget in theme. You can copy your theme to the HOME dir (by default its: ~/.local/share/bmpanel2/themes, you can use “bmpanel2 –list” to see exact locations) and then you need to add the widget, it has only one parameter and it is the icon size:
launchbar icon_size 20 20
2. Then you need a config file, usually it is this file: “~/.config/bmpanel2/bmpanel2rc”. And this is mine with the items on the toolbar you saw on the youtube video:
theme xsocam_dark launchbar exec urxvt icon /usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-term.png exec firefox icon /usr/share/pixmaps/firefox.png exec blender icon /usr/share/pixmaps/blender.png exec urxvt -e htop icon /usr/share/pixmaps/htop.png exec gvim icon /usr/share/pixmaps/gvim.png
3. And that’s it.. now you can use the launch bar. 😀