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Re: Elegant and Amazing Apps

On Fri, May 06, 2011 at 11:00:49AM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> On Thu, 05 May 2011 20:18:25 -0700, David wrote:
> > I may be out of the loop on this. But I just discovered kupfer and was
> > duly impressed.
> > 
> > I generally stay away from launchers because, with the exception of
> > gmrun, I find them over-stuffed and awkward.
> > 
> > Although I can't get kupfer completely working in openbox (I am
> > perfectly happy with gmrun and a long .gmrunrc file there) it is an
> > amazing addition to Gnome. Puts Gnome-do to shame--as far as I can
> > remember.
> > 
> > It is fast, highly intuitive, out of the way, very configurable with
> > about 89 plugins, easy to learn, gives great visual feedback to input,
> > can launch or find just about anything, looks good.
> > 
> > Any other recommendations for amazing apps that reduce work with
> > elegance?
> If you find useful those tools I think you'll like the upcoming "gnome-
> shell" :-P
> I'm more used to a menu-like-tree static-way system to find files, apps 
> and interact with them so besides "gnome-do", "docky" and "avant window 
> navigator" I don't know of any other launchers :-?

I am also menu-esque. 

It's a wait-and-see, but I am already preparing to move completely into
openbox, where my menu has years of growth, when escaping Gnome 3.  I
actually ran into kupfer while looking for more openbox compatible apps.

The Gnome 2 fork project, EXDE, is dead before it got started. :)
http://www.exde.org/  I am not an XFCE fan although I agree it is closest to
Gnome 2 and a reliable, well designed desktop.

But kupfer is a useful addition to a menu driven desktop. On URLs or
bookmarks for example, hit a keyboard shortcut, start typing a site,
filename, path or address, have it completed, and hit enter to go there with
the appropriate client.  Saves some clicks and seconds.

Out of all the configs in kupfer, most users should likely find some chore
expedited on their system.

Also there is a separate history and favs file (down arrow) that is less
obvious than browser and document histories, were one concerned about casual
discoveries, since kupfer doesn't have to be on the menu or in the tray.


"Microsoft is not the answer. Microsoft is the question. NO (or Linux) is the
answer." --Somebody

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