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GNOME Do: The King of Launchers

Mar 02, 2009, 16:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Pop-Silaghi)

"Well, those inconveniences are now a thing of the past thanks to an awesome little application and its plugins. Inspired from Mac OS' Spotlight feature, GNOME Do will let you do almost anything using just your keyboard. And, despite its name, GNOME Do will work just as well on other popular desktop environments too.

"The main chore that you'll want to be handled via the GNOME Do is opening applications. Summon it with Super (or Windows Logo key)+Space, type a few letters and in a blink of an eye it will start guessing the program you want to launch. And not only does it guess but it can also learn. Let's say you want to open Thunderbird; you start typing the first two letters and it will guess that you want to start the theme manager. Type a few more letters and you'll eventually get to Thunderbird. Well, here comes the learning ability. The next time you summon GNOME Do, it will remember that you wanted Thunderbird the first time so its main suggestion will be Thunderbird based on the same two letters. Cool! And, if there are more applications or actions with similar names you can press the down key and get a drop-down window with all the suggested applications so you can choose from there."

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