When comparing Krunner vs Rofi, the Slant community recommends Rofi for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux app launchers?” Rofi is ranked 1st while Krunner is ranked 8th.
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Pro Can be used to open websites
By just typing an URL into the text box users can have the site open in their default launcher.
Pro Extensible with plugins
Krunner can be extended with the use of "runners" which are essentially plugins for the app launcher to allow for extra functions.
As it is written in Qt QtQuick using QML.
Pro Opens folders/files also
Just by typing name of file or folder, it will give recommendations
Pro Can run commands
<code>run: st toxic</code> Runs a tox client in the terminal emulator "st".
<code>run: maim ~/Images/screenshots</code> take a screenshot with "maim" and save it to given location.
Pro Minimalist design, yet can use customizable themes
Also it's easy to make use of your own "plugin" (scripts).
Pro Great keybindings
They seem to be emacs based.
Pro Clipboard history extension
Greenclip adds clipboard manager functionality.
Pro Case insensitive
Instead of having to worry about case sensitive characters, you can use caps or lowercase wherever you please without causing any issues.
Pro Easily switch windows without mouse
Con Zero images
This is a pro for some but it's a con for others.
Con Compressed visual design
Much busier looking, less spacing or white space compared to similar apps.
Con Issues when Caps Lock is active
When typing with Caps Lock activated, it's impossible to use Backspace. Rofi eventually freezes in this scenario.