When i type
gedit in dash i HAVE TO type the complete name gedit to open gedit. Same for empathy, ktorrent and any other program. In ubuntu 10.10 for example i would do an ALT+F2 and then i just type ged and the launcher would see what GUI programs i had for ged (Since gedit was the only one) the launcher would open gedit. Same for typing ktorrent. I would only need to type kto or for empathy only emp. Quicker and you do not need to type the whole thing. more friendlier if you ask me.
For what i see right now, dash has something that the previous launcher did not, you can type torrent and he would mention ktorrent the result list. This would not have worked in the previous one since the word you start typing is how the launcher assumes the command starts.
Dash only needs the option to execute the first GUI program that resembles the word typed. With ged he should be able to open gedit instead of trying to execute the command ged. With emp he should be able to open empathy when i press enter and so on..
How can i change the behavior of this so it works as the previous launcher.
UPDATE: The problem arises when i use ALT+F2 instead of the SUPER key. Both will make DASH (At least the visual Dash) but it will not behave the same.
The following images show ALT+F2 DASH and SUPER DASH
AS you can see, when using the ALT+F2 method it does not show the correct GUI tools. When using the SUPER method it does. This was the problem. Now how do i make it so both behave the same way. The SUPER method does not appear on the Keyboard Shortcuts.