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July 8th, 2008


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11:02 am
Just have to share this...
I really miss Quicksilver when I'm working on PCs. Just found Launchy which is a whole lot like Quicksilver for XP.
Win.
Current Location: work
mood: cheerfulcheerful

(14 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:askeladden
Date:July 8th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I've been using Launchy for about six months, and I @$#% love it.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 8th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
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soooo happy to have QS functionality on my PC. ^_^
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From:veek
Date:July 8th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
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You win the internet, and my affection on behalf of my workplace.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 8th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Sweet!
That's totally going on my resume...
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From:harm_city_heart
Date:July 8th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
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quicksilver makes my life so much more awesome. I have friends who have macs who don't have it, and this is something I do not understand.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 8th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
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agreed.
My boss (major mac geek) had never seen it before today. mwuahaha.
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From:blimey85
Date:July 8th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
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Is it like True Launch Bar? http://www.truelaunchbar.com/

That's what I've been using for a long time. I have my xp bar at the bottom and then my TLB at the top of the screen. I don't use half the features though... I have media controls that I forget are there. I did use the command window quite a bit back when I was playing with rails but that's been months. I just like that I can organize my shortcuts into areas... and you can do folders... so I have four icons in the middle that are folders of shortcuts... lets me find stuff fast.

Is this thing similar? Better? Different? I'm always looking for the next great thing. :)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 8th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
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Different.
It's a super-lightweight install, try it out.

Basically you hit alt-space (reconfigurable to a different key combo if you like) and type just about anything you want to open/do:
a program name eg: [alt-space] firefox [enter]
a firefox/ie bookmark eg: [alt-space] livejournal [enter]
google eg: [alt-space] google [tab] "query" [enter]
a command line, eg: [alt-space] cmd [tab] ipconfig [enter]

It's super intuitive and really responsive, and you can even set it to index directories so you can just type song-names to launch specific songs, etc.

Sounds more complicated than it is, just try it and it'll make sense immediately. ^_^
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From:blimey85
Date:July 8th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
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You productivity killing bastard! Lol. There goes my fucking day.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 8th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
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*cue evil laugh*
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From:askeladden
Date:July 8th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Even better, after you've used it a bit it'll remember your most common applications after writing only one letter. So it's really [alt-space] f [enter] -- Firefox! [alt-space] v [enter] -- Gvim! Even [alt-space] c [enter] -- compose message in Gmail. You can also use it as a calculator just by typing in numbers and operators.
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:July 8th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
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explain to me why I wouldn't just click on my nifty little firefox icon in the dock?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 8th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
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moving hand to mouse is SO much work...
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:July 9th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
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um, i have a laptop (which is what you have for a mac too, iirc)..... you rotate your hand like, an inch. and it gets the job done quicker. you confuse me!
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