Re: Idea: Command search

On Wed, 2011-04-13 at 14:04 +0100, Who wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM, Mirek M. <mazelm gmail com> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > I realize that plans for Gnome 3.2 are being determined, and I just want to
> > put an idea out there.
> > What I'd really love to see in Gnome is command search for every
> > application, much like Mac OS X has *.
> > This search should reside in the Application menu, and should, if possible,
> > also be based on menu items. Developers should, of course, also have the
> > option of adding commands not available under menus and of adding "tags" to
> > their commands, to make search more relevant.
> > Do you think this would be possible? Would there be any major hurdles to
> > overcome before this can be implemented (besides with applications that
> > don't use the native GTK menu widget)?
> I've been hoping for an API like this for some time, as it would
> enable gnome-do/quicksilver/etc integration with applications
> themselves.
> Workflows like file->save as can be done very elegantly for a power
> user by gnome-do style interaction, but it requires integration with
> the apps themselves.
> My suspicion is that Mac OS uses its accessibility APIs to work with
> menus like that - is that an option for GNOME?

it should be right? That is, we have access via ATK to all the apps'

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