xboomx is wrapper around the dmenu. It is also a launcher. All the things it done is just sorting commands to launch according to their launch frequency. In other words - if you launch emacs and lxterminal all the time - they will appear in the list of commands first.


git clone https://github.com/victorhaggqvist/xboomx
cd xboomx
sudo apt-get install suckless-tools # here is instrtuction for debian. really we need only dmenu
sudo python setup.py install
mkdir ~/.xboomx
cp etc/config ~/.xboomx/config

Available via AUR as xboomx-snilius.

Migration to xboomx 0.7.x, python 3

xboomx 0.7.x contain breaking changes from previous versions.

To perform the migration make sure you still have python 2 installed, then run xboomx_python2mirgation.py which performs the migration. When this is done you are good to start using xboomx 0.7.x.


The config file, which if you followed the instructions above is located at ~/.xboomx/config, contains the following a json object.

  "dmenu_params": "-b -i -nb black -nf orange -sb black -p \"#\"",
  "ignorelist": ["X"],
  "complete_offpath": false

For dmenu_params please see the manpages for dmenu.

man dmenu

The ignorelist to prevent stuff that is in your path for showing up as suggestions. Like if you type x then X might show up before xbmc.

complete_offpath will add everything that's in you ranking database regardless of availability on PATH. This is off by default.


Copyright (C) 2014-2015  Victor Häggqvist

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
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For original license see the file LICENSE.org

This is a fork of https://bitbucket.org/dehun/xboomx