Option to run Slingshot without triangular pointer in upper left

Asked by Bruce McL on 2013-03-13

I would like to have a startup option to launch Slingshot without the triangular pointer near the upper left corner. When I launch Slingshot from Plank the triangular pointer is misleading.

The logic behind launching Slingshot from Plank is less mental overhead and less physical work. I don't have to journey to another spot on my screen to open an app if I can't see it in the dock. To launch any app, I look at the dock. If I see the app, I can click on it. If I don't see the app, I click on the Slingshot icon in the dock.

When I open Slingshot from the dock, Slingshot's triangular pointer is directing my attention to a place on the screen that I don't need or want to put my attention on. If I could add a -smooth option to the Exec line in the Slingshot.desktop file that I made, that would solve the problem.

My Slingshot.desktop file looks like this:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Slingshot
Comment=
Exec=slingshot-launcher
Icon=plank
Path=
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=false

I store it in ~/.local/share/applications/

To get Slingshot to show up in Plank, terminate and restart slingshot-launcher.

Question information

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Slingshot Edit question
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Solved by:
Andrea Basso
Solved:
2013-03-18
Last query:
2013-03-18
Last reply:
2013-03-18
Best Andrea Basso (voluntatefaber) said : #1

Yeah, this is planned, but it'll probably get in L+1. The idea is to provide a dconf key or/and a command option to set (x,y) of the pointer or don't show it at all otherwise.

Bruce McL (chat-brucemcl) said : #2

That would work well. I understand it's not a high priority right now. Thanks for answering.