xfrun4 is a little Xfce program that allows to run commands, without having to open a terminal window. Since Xfce 4.10 it also works as a application launcher.
It is summoned using
Alt+F2, and usually it pops right up, but lately it takes several seconds, sometimes almost a minute, to open.
When trying to run it from the terminal, it prints this error:
(xfrun4:6232): xfce4-appfinder-CRITICAL **: Failed to open window: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
This bug has been reported and there's a workaround: use the
So to fix this we'll replace the command for the
Alt+F2 shortcut with "
xfrun4 --disable-server". Open a terminal window and run:
xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -p '/commands/custom/<Alt>F2' -s "xfrun4 --disable-server"