I have a list of 1.8k songs in audacious and it took a while for the audtool to retrieve this list, as such audtool --playlist-display | dmenu will be delayed for about 1 second before the dmenu appears. Is there an alternative for dmenu that enable streaming? i.e. it doesn't wait for the input stream to be finished but appears immediately and prompts for user input.

fzf (link) is a good alternative that supports streaming but it is only for command line, I am looking for a gui tool like dmenu.


Since fzf can act as a standard unix filter on texts, it would be possible to use fzf on top of dmenu to update its output.

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