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QuickSilver for Windows and KDE

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  • Started 6 years ago by bcell
  • Latest reply from taybay
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bcell
Posts: 2

There are a number of programs out there that attempt to mimic QuickSilver for Windows and, at least, 1 for KDE (Katapult). Unfortunately, none of them quite live up to the standards that QuickSilver has set. It would be great to finally get something good for both of these platforms.

It would be really nice if the programs could directly access the indexes OS indexes, i.e. Vista index and Beagle index.

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thedudester
Posts: 34

That would be awesome! I've used all the different ones out there, but none of them are that great, and some of them just aren't free or are very limited.

I think it would be a good idea to make a list of the features exactly that we want.

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supermansghost
supermansghost
Posts: 350

does quicksilver let you launch any command easily? like if I type cmd into a lot of the clone replacements, they just look at me funny... very annoying

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

I use launchy and it's good to me. http://www.launchy.net/

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

I used launchy for quite a while... it's a decent application. I'm using Find and Run Robot now, but it has some things that irritate me as well.

The thing that irritates me the most about all the launchers is that I know "regedit" would work at the command prompt, but the launcher just does nothing. I'd prefer the launcher send the command over to windows to execute if it can't find anything that matches.

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

That bothers me as well, but I just use Win + R to launch the run box and go from there.

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