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Launchy Application Launcher Released for Linux

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Launchy is a free windows and linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.

Launchy is a well-known open source application launcher for Windows. With version 2.1, Launchy has been ported to Linux.

Launchy is simple to use. Start typing the name of the name of the application you want, and if Launchy finds it, press enter to run. If Launchy finds more than one option use the up and down arrows to select the one you want.

Access the preferences by right-clicking on the Launchy window and selecting Options. Here’s a screenshot of my customized Launchy:

Launchy Application Launcher Released for Linux


Launchy and GNOME Do are both two launcher programs that are designed to let you quickly open applications and files and perform tasks you want done quickly, with just the tapping of a few keys.

Previously, Launchy had been an open source solution, albeit for Windows only, and GNOME Do was the Linux solution.

Launchy is now available for Linux too, so I thought I would do a brief side-by-side compare of the two programs.

GNOME Do vs Launchy

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