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Spotlight equivalent for Windows 7? [closed]

Can anyone make recommendations? I used to use Launchy back in the XP days, but I don't know if there are better alternatives now.
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How do I create a program shortcut for a command in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I remember I could do that in an older version of Ubuntu, but I'm lost in Ubuntu 12.04. I want to add an item in the Launcher bar or on Desktop, that when double clicked runs the following command ...
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Launch Windows program with custom environment variable

My JAVA_HOME on my dev machine - which is Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit - points to a 64-bit Java, and that's fine in general. However, I just installed a program - to wit, the FlashDeveloper IDE - for which ...
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Launch multiple apps in a single command in OS X

Is there a way on the mac (os x 10.6) to launch multiple apps in a single command?
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How can I index and launch Chrome bookmarks from a launcher?

I'm puzzled by the apparent lack of solutions for launching Chrome (or even Firefox) bookmarks from a launcher. The Windows 7 start menu only supports IE, which is no surprise from Microsoft. ...
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in OSX, any keyboard launcher app that can access application menu options?

I'm using AlfredApp, and love how I can launch application with it. But I'm wondering if anyone know an app that would also list application's menu options. ie: While in Chrome, I would hit some ...
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Enso Launcher: dead or lives on? where?

I just discovered Enso Launcher, and seems it's a tool I always dreamed about (even tried to made some part of its functionality myself). But it seems, it dead now, and community Enso is only fork of ...
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Is there an application launcher for Windows similar to Synapse from Linux/Ubuntu?

I like to use the Synapse launcher in Ubuntu (Xfce) - I think I would prefer it even to Dash from Unity. Is there something close to that for Windows 7? I use the Start search/launch feature of ...
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Mac OSX equivalent of an Open Desktop dot-desktop file?

I am mostly an Ubuntu user. I like that it is very easy to create one-click launchers for apps by (in Gnome, at least) right-clicking on the panel and choosing add-to-panel->custom-app. I use this A ...
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What are some alternative launcher programs for Mac OS X?

Quicksilver on the Mac is crashing all the time. QSB or Google Desktop Search are both slow enough to be unusable. What are the alternatives?
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looking for a simple program launcher that works with a remote [closed]

I am looking for a sort of launcher program for my HTPC. The idea is this program starts when windows (or linux, I am happy with either OS) and brings up a menu of programs, such as XBMC, HULU ...
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Categorizing apps in Windows 7 start menu?

Is there any way to group related applications in Start Menu? Let's say I have a few Graphic software and a bunch of IDEs and I want to put them in a single item. Is it possible?
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Moving “Workspace Switcher” in Ubuntu Unity Launcher

I need the Workspace Switcher in Unity's Launcher at the very top just below Dash or Nautilus. I need this because when I run VirtualBox the commands CtrlAlt↑/↓/←/→ are not ...
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lxde “run” (alt+F2) doesn't have autocompletion

I have ubuntu 12.04, with lxde. The screenshot below is taken from LXDE site. It shows the recently-launched items. In my computer, however, there's no autocomplete drop-down. In addition, i'd ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to an application on Mac OS X?

Question I want to start an application, e.g. the Google Chrome browser, via a keyboard shortcut. How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to an application? Additional information I know there are ...
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Set environment variable for unity application launcher

I've created a .desktop file to launch our application. Our application requires, that a certain environment variable is configured correctly. Where can I configure this environment variable on a ...
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favourite/most used folder launcher for xp?

I am regularly driven round the bend keeping track of folders (file system) Either I have to have a ton of windows open, each with a different location, or I have to renavigate each and every time ...
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ZSH: Where to place environment variable so that launched application can pick it up?

I need an environment variable KEY="value" made available to a GUI application before starting it. The launcher file (the one that places the icon on the desktop and sidebar in Ubuntu) has a value of ...
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Create custom launchers in GNOME 3

I'm using Debian testing, and I have been switched to GNOME 3 by the Debian update yesterday. I'm not very comfortable with the UI. I wanted to customize everything like I had it with GNOME 2, but I ...
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ubuntu: launcher for the desktop?

Is it possible to create a launcher for the desktop in Ubuntu (Jaunty)?
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xfrun4 alternative for Linux Mint Cinnamon

I just switched from Xubuntu to Linux mint cinnamon and am trying to find an application launcher to replace xfrun4. What are the options that exist these days? Ideally, it would be a text box with ...
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osx: launch a program when another program opens

I would like a method for starting a program when another program starts. Specifically, I’d like a to open a MS Word document and have my citation manager open simultaneously (EndNote supports this ...
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How do I launch a program silently based on the OS version [closed]

I have a two version of my autorun.exe for windows 7 for older OS I need a way, other than using .net or VB, to start silently with no window, check for the OS version, and start an appropriated ...
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Ubuntu Launcher Customization

Is there some way to futher customize the Ubuntu Launcher? I would like to make a few tweaks like moving it to the right instead of left and making it "pop" in and out instead of the scrolling it ...
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Synergy fails to launch! (Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit)

Synergy will not launch on ubuntu 10.10 64bit. I have tried: -rebooting -removing and reinstalling Synergy -using previous stable and beta versions but still nothing, any advice on the next steps I ...
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Enso application crashes

I've been a fan of enso http://www.humanized.com/enso/ for quite a while, but for the past several years I've had problems with it crashing, I've never been able to get it work reliably with Windows ...
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Humanized Enso on Windows 7

I know this may be the same topic as in the previous post, but because there was no reliable answers there and it's been very long time ago, so I would like to ask again here and hoping someone could ...
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Firefox steals focus from RocketDock

If Firefox (v3.6.28) is running, RocketDock (with Layering set to "Always on Top") shows above Firefox but if in Firefox I do certain things (such as writing a post or watching a YouTube clip) ...
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create program launch icon (or shortcut) on windows 8 desktop

I noticed that if you install applications like Visual Studio, its launch icon doesn't appear on the desktop. On the other hand, for apps like Google Chrome browser, the launch icon appears on the ...
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How can I launch web browser automatically with given window size and url

In linux, is it possible to launch web browser with given window size and url using terminal console or some kind of script (e.g., shell)? What I want to do is to test the web streaming server to see ...
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Launch a program when another program opens

I would like a method for starting a program when another program starts. Specifically, I’d like a to open a MS Word document and have my citation manager open simultaneously (EndNote supports this ...
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Application launcher with tab-completion

EDIT: Ok, fair enough - probably using a standalone launcher is the way to go as Daniel Andersson suggest below. But this leads to following questions: Either; How do I get bash-like command ...
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50 Recent Applications on Mac OS X

I know that you can add a recent applications stack to the Dock, which is fine but very limited. I would like the last 50 or perhaps even 100 apps, sorted by last launch. I do not want to use the ...
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Open a web page from anywhere with a single action

I'm using the same webapps over and over. I have the following things in place: shortcuts on my desktop --> I need to go back to the desktop and click. Then all is minimized. favorite in my browser ...
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Binary executable won't launch if called outside of source folder

I am trying to launch the 32-bit binary reclient_linux_32 that comes with the Linux Red Eclipse game. I've successfully built from source and also have another version of the executable. If I open a ...
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dmenu alternative for windows [closed]

I really like using dmenu on *nix systems: are there any alternatives for windows? I've tried launchy, but it is slow and I don't like its interface.
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Adding a complicated launcher to the “Open With” list in Ubuntu

I have a complicated shortcut/launcher that I would like to put in the Open With list. The shortcut uses the command screen -d -m bash -c "screen;source /home/me/intel/bin/compilervars.sh ...
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How to Launch a Program and Two Returns

I want to launch a program that then produces two dialog boxes I wish to just hit ENTER for. How do I do this? I have this so far but want it followed with RETURN twice. w:: Run E:\Program ...
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How to create launch icons on Ubuntu Desktop?

I installed Ubuntu in a VM using VirtualBox, and after a few hours of Googling all the things I had to install and configure for the rest of the environment, I am finally up and running with a Ruby on ...
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bbdock or bbutton for Debian/Lenny fluxbox?

I've been getting into the fluxbox window manager more and more, especially using it's more minimal styles. Currently I'm just using Debian/Lenny's default setup. I'm looking for a utility which ...
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how to add shortcut to ubuntu taskbar

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 with cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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Obtain different launcher items with .desktop files running the same executable

Suppose you need different launchers to run the same application, as in S1.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Name=S1 Comment=Open a terminal with ssh connection to S1 Exec=gnome-terminal --maximize --tab ...
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Word Realms won't start from the Menu anymore on Linux Mint 16

Installed Word Realms on Linux Mint 16 per its included instructions. It worked fine launching from the OS menu, for a time. Now when I try to launch it, same way as always, nothing happens: no ...
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minimum chrome version requirement for chrome app launcher

I would like to install the chrome app launcher on my windows machine. What is the minimum version of chrome required to install the chrome app launcher?
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Launcher for windows which is exactly same as Mac OS X?

Is there any launcher for Windows which is exactly the same as Mac OS X in both feel and features?
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Send email from Omnibox?

I use Launchy to very easily send one-line emails on my Windows PC. I just type alt-space, then "wife", tab, then the text of the message. However, I can't figure out an easy way to do this or the ...
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Minecraft Keeps Replacing JAR

I don't want to keep creating new profiles for the new launcher. I just want to replace the .jar. But it always re downloads the original files. Why? Is there a way to avoid this? So, basically. I ...
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How to fix java virtual machine launcher error

Recently i accidentally downloaded and ran jar keylogger. So in fear of it stealing various of my logins i deleted my temp folder, because i had a hunch it had stored some files there for sure. Now ...
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Troubleshooting Enso Commands

I have some Enso commands that tell me An error occurred when trying to open <X>. I'm not sure why. Usually, this is because Enso's shortcut doesn't have the Start In attribute set to the ...
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Ubuntu Linux Gnome Desktop Launcher Icon formats?

A few years back PNG graphics could be used as launcher icons. This does not work on Ubuntu 10.10, while SVG works. Is there any reliable documentation?