Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[2]: "ultra-modern"?
by evangs on Tue 20th Nov 2007 07:31 UTC in reply to "RE: "ultra-modern"?"
evangs
Member since:
2005-07-07

(Finder->applications. Why don't people complain about having to open a separate window in OSX?)


Because you don't need to. You can drag the Applications folder to the Dock and that makes it behave like the start menu. Alternatively, you can create your own Application's folder, populate it with subfolders for different categories like Accessories, Office, Multimedia, etc and populate these subfolders with aliases to applications in /Applications. You then put this new folder on the Dock and you've got a nice hierarchical applications menu.

Or you could just be lazy like me and hit Cmd+Space to invoke spotlight and type in the first few letters of the application you want to launch....

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RE[3]: "ultra-modern"?
by smittal on Wed 21st Nov 2007 14:53 in reply to "RE[2]: "ultra-modern"?"
smittal Member since:
2006-02-03

I used to do that too, but I got tired of trying to click on the application I wanted among the shifting search results. I use a program I hacked up[1] instead; hit Ctrl+Space to bring it up if you want to give it a try.

Alternatively, you could hit Cmd+Enter to select the top result in the Spotlight search window, but I still prefer my hack.

[1] http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/smittal/Launcher.dmg

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