Version: (SVN rev. 811436) (using Devel)
Installed from: Compiled sources
krunner doesn't show all applications while they're shown in kickoff as search result.
The only idea I had what could cause this are the desktop files, but I couldn't see any differences between the working and not-working ones.
I've picked 2 desktop files of each (working/not-working) from /usr/share/applications/:
Comment=Additional error protection for CD/DVD media
Comment[cs]=Přídavná ochrana pro média CD/DVD
Comment[de]=Zusätzliche Fehlerkorrektur für CD/DVD
Comment=Opera web browser
Comment=X11/VNC/NXServer client (remote desktops over low-bandwidth links)
Comment=A P2P-VoiceIP client.
As the desktop files are all in the same directory (/usr/share/applications) the reason can't be wrong set PATH or another variable.
What could cause this then? And how could it be fixed?
*** Bug 172849 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I get the same problem with KDE v4.1.2 (Fedora 9).
thunderbird, gthumb etc. work fine, but pidgin, gimp etc. don't.
Happens on 4.1.3 too.
Works fine here, at least for gimp and skype using 4.2RC1. Don't have the other apps reported as not working installed.
just installed netbeans and I have the same behaviour. Works fine in kickoff, however doesn't show up in krunner.
This problem doesn't occur here anymore since using 4.2.
I'm currently on 4.2.4 where everything is fine.
Is anyone else still suffering from this bug? So please reopen it - I'm closing it now.
(In reply to comment #6)
> This problem doesn't occur here anymore since using 4.2.
> I'm currently on 4.2.4 where everything is fine.
I'm using KDE 4.2.3 on Fedora 11. The problem *still exists*. 'pidgi' or 'gim' doesn't bring up 'pidgin' or 'gimp' (both bring up nothing). If I type the full name, then 'Run pidgin' is suggested, but that's quite not the point.
I'll upgrade to KDE 4.2.4 tomorrow and see if it's fixed.
Just noticed that in Kickoff, "pid" brings up Pidgin as "Internet Messenger". And searching for "Int" in KRunner does list Pidgin (among other things) as "Internet Messenger". I now get a feeling that this can be fixed quite easily.
"I now get a feeling that this can be fixed quite easily."
yes, by fixing the .desktop files for those applications. :)
(In reply to comment #10)
LOL.. Can you tell me what exactly is wrong with those .desktop files. Is it that the 'Name' attribute doesn't have 'pidgin' in it? But Kickoff doesn't seem to mind. If KRunner can do the same, it'd be nice.
Anyway, if this is something the distros need to fix, then I can probably report this in Fedora Bugzilla or notify the Fedora KDE SIG.
the applications search looks at the Name=, Keywords= and GenericName= entries in the .desktop file. what are those entries in the .desktop file?
You are right. Neither Name= or GenericName= entries in pidgin/gimp desktop files have their names mentioned. They both have the generic name like 'Internet messenger'.
pidgin not showing is a downstream fedora problem,
(I'll escalate this to get it fixed properly this time)