Lubuntu Quick Launch: Synapse

Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 | Posted by Aaron Hampshire | Labels: ,
Lubuntu 10.04 onwards.
I came to Linux/Ubuntu from OSX after falling in love with spotlight. To scratch your quick-launcher itch, there's a lot of options, but my favorite has become Synapse.
Synapse uses the hotkeys CTRL+SPACE to summon the launcher.
To install Synapse, open up LXTerminal and type/paste in the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:synapse-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install synapse
Finally, let's talk appearance. I used Synapse for about 5 months without compositing, but I finally took the plunge. If you want full aesthetic functionality, install a composite manager like xcompmgr. You can find instructions HERE.
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