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How to make krunner offer firefox bookmarks / documents

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Hi there,

I'm using Firefox as my main browser and had to notice that krunner seems to offer me only bookmarks / favourites from Konqueror and not from Firefox. How can I change this?

Additionally it seems as if only websites I visited through Konqueror show up under "recently used" in the kickoff menu and not the ones visited by using Firefox. Is that right?

Any thoughts on that?

TIA,
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This is because the appropriate runners do not look for information where Firefox stores it. This can only be changed by writing a new runner that parses Firefox's files and generates the relevant information.


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bcooksley wrote:This is because the appropriate runners do not look for information where Firefox stores it. This can only be changed by writing a new runner that parses Firefox's files and generates the relevant information.

That's what I thought. I was only hoping that there already is a plugin or config file of some sort to make krunner check the Firefox information. Do you happen to know how I can add that functionality easily? I'm willing to do a bit of scripting/programming if someone points me to the right direction.

Krunner has been designed with plugins/extensions in mind, right?
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KRunner has been designed to be extended, yes. They are called runners. Unfortunately due to the specific nature of the task ( Parsing Firefox data files ) you will have to write your own runner. Documentation on runners is available here: http://api.kde.org/4.x-api/kdelibs-apid ... unner.html


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bcooksley wrote:KRunner has been designed to be extended, yes. They are called runners. Unfortunately due to the specific nature of the task ( Parsing Firefox data files ) you will have to write your own runner. Documentation on runners is available here: http://api.kde.org/4.x-api/kdelibs-apid ... unner.html

Great! Thanks a lot. I wanted to brush up my C++ skills anyway.

One last question: how would I register my firefox-runner with Krunner? Do I have to recompile Krunner with my firefox-runner included? I hope not...
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You only need to provide a *.desktop file that specifies the required details. You should be able to find this from the other runners that are floating around.


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there can be an easy but not so flexible workaround, import firefox bookmarks into konqueror...

 
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