Multi_Search

Karamba & Superkaramba

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Description:

A desktop search widget for superkaramba.

This has been completely re-written from the ground up. No new features were added, but it is more stable, better structured, and I fixed a few issues.

Requirements:
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wxPython
BeautifulSoup

What It Does:
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This widget allows one to search almost any search engine right from their desktop. It also gives the ability to run terminal commands. The theme launches the search in your default browser(setup in the right click Configure Multi_Search menu). Click on the icon to the left of the searchbox to change the search engine.

You can add your own search engines to the widget through the right click Configure Multi_Search. This will take a search url and add it and it's associated favicon, if it has one, to your widget.

You also have the ability edit and remove existing search engines and change the icon for a search engine.

There are also 8 backgrounds to choose from which can be found in the right click Configure Theme menu.

If anyone has any problems, comments, or ideas I would be glad to hear them.

Thanks:
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Thanks to kde-look user gryphen for the go button images and several of the backgrounds

Getting Help:
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In order for me to help you please send me these 3 files:

~/.superkaramba/Multi_Search/conf/multi_search.conf
~/.superkaramba/Multi_Search/logs/errors
~/.superkaramba/Multi_Search/logs/gui_errors

It also will be helpful if you can explain what isn't working for you.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

1.0
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-Initial Release

fyzix

14 years ago

If my browser is not already running the widget will freeze and not function again before the browser is closed.

also it's not possible to search for words containing certain danish letters like æg or småkage.

You could think about giving the widget some sort of complimentary colored border so that it's totally visible on all backgrounds.

Beside all that stuff, this is a great widget that has a bright future ahead of itself.

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xeric3

14 years ago

How about a clear background option?

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boralyl

14 years ago

What exactly do you mean by clear? More like glass? Or any color but with like 75% transparency? Thanks.

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xeric3

14 years ago

Ok, I changed it myself so it looks like this:
http://i12.tinypic.com/2h6dnog.png

I didn't change the python script, I just altered graybg.png with gimp.
I guess this wouldn't look good on a very light desktop background though.

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xeric3

14 years ago

I mean transparent. The rest of the superkaramba programs I have are transparent backgrounds.

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suslik

14 years ago

Cool stuff! I was waiting for the "universal" search bar to show up.
Several things to look forward:
- Command execution and Dictionary.com extentions.
- Command/searchword completion based on history.
- Make extracting of the icons automatic. Look into a-foto's code for simple "unzip" usage example. I also saw a zip module used somewhere.

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boralyl

14 years ago

Thanks for the comments. Yes I had wanted it to be an easier install, and the zipfile module is exactly what I needed to do that, thanks for the help.

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13 years ago

1.0
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-Initial Release

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