The KDE Kicker Recoll applet

This is probably obsolete now. Anyway:

The Recoll source tree contains the source code to the recoll_applet, a small application derived from the find_applet. This can be used to add a small Recoll launcher to the KDE panel.

The applet is not automatically built with the main Recoll programs, nor is it included with the main source distribution (because the KDE build boilerplate makes it relatively big). You can download its source from the download page. Use the omnipotent configure;make;make install incantation to build and install.

You can then add the applet to the panel by right-clicking the panel and choosing the Add applet entry.

The recoll_applet has a small text window where you can type a Recoll query (in query language form), and an icon which can be used to restrict the search to certain types of files. It is quite primitive, and launches a new recoll GUI instance every time (even if it is already running). You may find it useful anyway.