Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Join Today, It's Simple and FREE!

    Register now to gain access to our webOS user support forum. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to post a user to user support request topic to this site or reply to existing topics posted by other users. You can also take part in our other webOS user forums. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more!

Sign in to follow this  
NewsDummy

PreCentral: View or update search keywords for Apps (homebrew)

Recommended Posts

Appinfo.json keyword updateYou may have noticed that some app can be found using Universal Search / Just Type by using certain keywords, instead of the actual App name. For example, search for “pref” and you will see all the stock preferences apps such as Backup, Bluetooth, Date & Time, Device Info, etc. Application authors have the ability to specify those additional keywords for their apps, but using a little homebrew magic, you can easily update or add those keywords, too, similar to they way that you are able to to hide app icons from both the App Launcher and Just Type

The easiest way to do this is to have Internalz Pro from Jason Robitaille (available in Preware or webOS Quick Install) installed on your device and follow the following steps

  • On your device, open Internalz Pro
  • If you want to update the keyword for one of the stock webOS apps:
    • Swipe down from the top-left corner to bring down the Internalz Pro Application dropdown menu and select "Preferences".
    • Scroll to the bottom of Preferences and ensure that "Master mode" is turned on. If you need to turn it on, be sure to select "YES" to the warning prompt.
    • On phones, back-swipe or on the TouchPad, swipe down from the top-left corner to bring down the Internalz Pro Application dropdown menu and select "Close" to return to Internalz Pro
  • Locate the directory for the app whose keywords you with to edit.
    • Some system apps like Phone, Email, PDF Viewer are usually in the /usr/palm/applications folder, while installed apps are in /media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications/.
    • However, with the latest webOS 3.0.5 update for the TouchPad, many of those stock system apps may also be found in /media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications/
  • Open the app folder and find the appinfo.json file. Tap on the file and select "Open"
  • Look for a line of text that starts with "keywords" (it will look like "keywords": ["keyword1", "keyword2"], ).
    • If the line aready exists, all you need to do is add another keyword to the list.
    • If there is no keyword line, you will need to add it.
    • If this is not the last line of code in the file, be sure that you have that comma at the end of the line!
  • If necessary, access the Internalz Pro preferences again and turn off Master Mode
  • After he next time you reboot your device, the app will now be searchable using the new keywords that you just added
  • Note that if the app gets an update, these changes will need to be recreated after that update is complete

One quick note about search keyword. While a Universal Search/Just Type search will search for an app using just one letter of the actually app name, keywords require at least 3 letters before it will find the application. So, if you add "awesome" as a keyword to Preware, it won't be found until you type in at least "awe". The only exception to this is if you add a keyword with only one or two letters. So, add "Z" to the keywords, and the app will show up in a search just by typing "Z"

 

 

mf.gif
emailthis2.gif bookmark.gif


a2.imga2t.imgyJKIQZ_m2E8

View the full article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Forum Topics

    • WishList Apps for India

      Below is the small wishlist of apps required for India 1. Skype 2. Jio TV 3. Jio Cinema 4. IPTV 5. Hotstar 6. TVFPlay 7. ALTBalaji 8. JioMusic

      in LG webOS Wish List

    • Question: files on USB device shown as ._xxx.jpg

      To have a picture  show on my new LG OLED55B87LC I've connected an external USB 3.0 hard disk (formatted with MS-DOS FAT32 on my iMac) that I've filled with hundreds of pictures from my Fotos App.  But when I open this drive on the TV the jpg pictures (numbered 1.jpg to 999.jpg) show up as ._1.jpg to ._999.jpg. When I scroll down at the end the list then the real jpg`s appear. So it looks like there's a copy of each file on this drive starting with  ._  ?? And all of them can't be shown on the TV - they look faulty ?  I've tried out with another drive / USB stick - just the same problem. Does anyone experience the same problems ? Do USB devices have to be formatted in a special way ? Any idea how to solve this ? 

      Ah - and beside this strange thing - is it normal that it last that long for the system of the TV to create all the thumbnail pictures to show on the TV ? When I scroll through a long list of pictures it lasts always a few seconds until the icons of the pictures really show the contents. This is really annoying because it makes the feature useless if I need several minutes to find a picture I'm searching for. Why is it that slow ? Is the USB connection only with 2.0 Standard ? Or is it a performance problem of WebOS ?   

      in LG webOS Smart TV Questions

    • Question: Why hardly any smart TV apps for American cable networks?

      I see a constant flood of new apps, and since the addition of Starz, and Showtime, there has been nothing added.  Samsung has almost all of the American cable network apps, and LG has almost none.  What gives?

      in LG webOS Smart TV App Questions

    • PF50KS - CONTROL VOLUME OVER BLUETOOTH

      Hi Guys, I now own a PF50KS (KS). Before I had an PG30JG which was connected to an Logitech Bluetooth adapter and I was able to control the sound volume over the LG remote. I tried to setup the PF50KS in the same way, with pressing the volume control buttons on the remote only a stop sign appears. Can anyone tell why this happens ? The WebOS version is the 3.11...., an update is not available for Germany. PLEASE help :) ! 

      in LG webOS Smart Projector

    • Question: Zee5 search option

      I cannot find the search icon in Zee5 app. Can you please help me out. Thanks!

      in LG webOS Smart TV App Questions



×