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I want to search my menu bar, to easily find obscure menu items.

I know that the HUD (Heads Up Display) in Unity has this feature, however I am running Gnome 3 on Debian 7.

Is there a way to do this on my system?

  • so, did my answer solve the problem, or do you need additional help/tips/whatever? – Alexej Magura Dec 26 '13 at 21:54
  • @AlexejMagura No, Sorry, What I meant was searching the menus of a program not searching for the program itself. – Samadi Dec 29 '13 at 14:07
  • oh, I don't know how I could have missed that... I'll see if I can delete my answer then. – Alexej Magura Dec 29 '13 at 20:28
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Sadly, no. The gnome shell doesn't include such characteristics as Unity. There were some projects like Synapse to make this possible in any desktop environment but it's dead. There's also Conky and Gnome-do but it functionality can be lacking.

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I recommend you try mate-hud.

https://bitbucket.org/ubuntu-mate/mate-hud

It is based on Rofi and works like a charm for me on Ubuntu MATE.

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There is a project called "plotinus" that does just that: https://github.com/p-e-w/plotinus and it is designed to work with every GTK3+ application. I feel like it is still WIP. I managed to make it work with gedit and nautilus but not easily.

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