Re: [dev] dmenu patch to return all matching items (for a new dmenu-powered music player interface)

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:18:54 +0100


On 11 November 2010 06:25, Dan Brown <> wrote:
> As part of a project to create a simple and fast music player
> interface, I patched dmenu to allow it to return all matching items
> instead of just the one at the cursor. dmenu is the browsing
> interface; and there is another mode of operation that takes keywords
> as hints for a partial match on filenames. The items then get loaded
> into a mpc/mpd playlist with a shell script. See
> for that code.
> Why is this patch of interest? I call it "filtermode" because it uses
> dmenu to generate a list of matches, with interactivity similar to the
> trendy "instant" style of searching. For applications working with
> sets of items, this method could be faster than the existing
> dmenu-multiselect patch, in that it doesn't require the user to
> manually select each item they want. The basis for the patch is dmenu
> v4.1.1 .

This patch looks kinda useful to me and I'll think about probably
supporting this in mainstream dmenu.

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