i3-dmenu-desktop - run .desktop files with dmenu
i3-dmenu-desktop [--dmenu='dmenu -i'] [--entry-type=name]
The .desktop files are searched in $XDG_DATA_HOME/applications (by default $HOME/.local/share/applications) and in the ``applications'' subdirectory of each entry of $XDG_DATA_DIRS (by default /usr/local/share/:/usr/share/).
Files with the same name in $XDG_DATA_HOME/applications take precedence over files in $XDG_DATA_DIRS, so that you can overwrite parts of the system-wide .desktop files by copying them to your local directory and making changes.
i3-dmenu-desktop displays the ``Name'' value in the localized version depending on LC_MESSAGES as specified in the Desktop Entry Specification.
You can pass a filename or URL (%f/%F and %u/%U field codes in the .desktop file respectively) by appending it to the name of the application. E.g., if you want to launch ``GNU Emacs 24'' with the patch /tmp/foobar.txt, you would type ``emacs'', press TAB, type `` /tmp/foobar.txt'' and press ENTER.
.desktop files with Terminal=true are started using i3-sensible-terminal(1).
.desktop files with NoDisplay=true or Hidden=true are skipped.
Examples are ``GNU Image Manipulation Program'' (type = name), ``gimp'' (type = command), and ``libreoffice-writer'' (type = filename).
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the BSD license.