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When you open the main menu in say MS Windows (7/Vista) you can quickly search for any item (apps/docs etc.) the same in Ubuntu (Dash), Kubuntu (Kickoff menu).

Is there any easy way to add such a search input which can filter apps (at least just apps no need for docs) in LXDE's main menu?

I Google'd a lot with no success, that's why I'm here.

I am a technical person so if you can give even more low level guide's would help (may be I should create some widget custom panel etc.)

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This seems not possible easily.

But you can write LXPANEL plugins.


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I don't know is there a possible solution for lxpanel, but you can have a menu like that with Whisker Menu in Xfce panel. Just install the package xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin then start xfce4-panel and add Whisker Menu. The package depends on some Xfce's packages, but I guess they worth it.

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