Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2007 21:08 UTC
Window Managers "If you use a traditional desktop like GNOME or KDE, a keyboard-controlled desktop with a minimum of utilities may seem like stepping back 10 or 15 years in the history of interface design. Why bother, when traditional desktops are easy to use and RAM and disk space are so cheap nowadays?" On a related note, there is a new release of xmonad, a tiling window manager for X, written in Haskell. It now has full Xinerama and XRandR support, so you can add, remove, or rotate monitors on the fly.
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Add more keyboard power to Windows
by TommyCarlier on Fri 1st Jun 2007 05:52 UTC
TommyCarlier
Member since:
2006-08-02

I've added more keyboard power to Windows by installing slimKEYS, a nice hotkey manager. To launch an application, I don't click on Start and try to find the app in the huge list; I just press Win+Space to launch slimLAUNCH, and then start typing ('no' = Programmer's Notepad, 'vs' = Visual Studio, 'sc' = Screen Capture 2, ...).
This has made me a lot more productive.

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krtekz Member since:
2007-05-31

Good to know. Will keep that in mind.

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Launchy
by gonzalo on Fri 1st Jun 2007 07:03 in reply to "Add more keyboard power to Windows"
gonzalo Member since:
2005-07-06

I like this one. Launchy, http://www.launchy.net/

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

That's one thing I really miss under linux. I use colibri under windows and quicksilver under OS X, but haven't found anything equivalent under linux. If anyone knows of anything please let me know.

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bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

Did you try gmrun? It displays a simple window where you can launch applications with tab-completion. Bind it to Mod4-r or whatever floats your boat, using xbindkeys or from your window manager.

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