When using Gnome, i’ve always used the alt+f2 command to launch applications.
That’s when I saw one CybernetNews post talking about Launchy, one application launcher for Windows.
At the time, I tested it and ended up finding it was very useful, even better than mine old gnome alt+f2 shortcut.
By that time, I started looking for some application launcher for Linux. Browsing through Ubuntu Forums, I found Katapult, one for KDE. Tried it, but it didn’t worked out very well, so I kept searching.
That’s when I found Gnome Do. Based on Quicksilver (for Mac) and built for Gnome, it turned out to be one of that applications that makes you wonder how could you have lived without it.
It’s accessed through Super+Space (where Super stands for the Windows key) and, once it opens, you can type anything for it launch. It indexes almost everything on your home folder and many applications. If that wasn’t enough, it supports plugins and these allow you to, for example, control the music playing in RhythmBox or send message to your Pidgin Buddies.
So, on to how you install it.
sudo apt-get install gnome-do
And that’s all, it’s ready to use.
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