Monday, June 1, 2009

GNOME Do 0.8.1

It's been almost a year when I last talked about GNOME Do.

GNOME Do is basically a keystroke launcher. This means you can start typing the name of a program or a location and GNOME Do will launch it.

There are also a ton of plugins that allows you to do many other things, like quickly access your bookmarks, run terminal commands, post to twitter, use the calculator, control the sound in your system... Well, your have to see it to believe it.

Install

Add the following to your Software Sources

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
Install GNOME Do

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-do
It's that easy.

How to use GNOME Do

You can find GNOME Do at Applications > Accessories > GNOME Do.

To use GNOME Do you must summon it pressing Super+Space (the Super key is typically the Windows key).

Then just start typing.

Use the Down key to see the several results from what you typed.

Use the Tab key to see the options you have from the result you chose.

Tips

Check the Preferences and choose your favourite plugins.

There are also several themes, but the Docky one is the most interesting because it gives you a very nice dock.