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For years, the usual way to start applications was to open a menu and click ones way through submenus, or to click on starters on the desktop or on the panel.
Gradually, some desktop environments added alternatives for users relying on the keyboard. Gnome Shell allows users to type the applications name, as does Unity.
Xfce users are not provided with anything like that by standard, but it is easy to add without having to drag a whole new desktop environment on the system.
kupfer is (not only) a launcher that makes starting programs a matter of a mere instant. Activate the launcher, type the program's name (or even only a part of it; to start Chromium I simply press c) and hit enter - that's it. Simple and quick.
Several plugins even allow you to search stuff at Wikipedia, control Audacious, open files, write Emails, switch between windows and workspaces ... it would take to much time and space to list all.
I implicitly recommend this software.
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Ayior Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This one seems great o.o
I think I'm gonna try this on my arch :D
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frogfrosch23 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Have fun! (Or be productive and faster than ever. Or both. =P)
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4bidden404 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
wow, great tip!

I've been looking for something useful when I was using XFCE on Arch, but now I'm trying this on Debian, so I will try this one later :D
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frogfrosch23 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
My pleasure.
Hope it will serve you just as well as it does me.
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kenharkey7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I've been using synapse myself lately and found it to be very capable, I will try kupfer however soon.
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frogfrosch23 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I didn't try Synapse yet. From the screenshot I've seen, I did not like the appearance. :/
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kenharkey7 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
It does have like 4 or 5 themes built into it as well
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frogfrosch23 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh, good. So I'll take a look at it some day in the (probably not so distant) future. Thanks for the info.
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