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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 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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:iconfrogfrosch23:
Have fun! (Or be productive and faster than ever. Or both. =P)
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:icon4bidden404:
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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:iconfrogfrosch23:
My pleasure.
Hope it will serve you just as well as it does me.
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:iconkenharkey7:
I've been using synapse myself lately and found it to be very capable, I will try kupfer however soon.
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:iconfrogfrosch23:
I didn't try Synapse yet. From the screenshot I've seen, I did not like the appearance. :/
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:iconkenharkey7:
It does have like 4 or 5 themes built into it as well
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:iconfrogfrosch23:
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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