Albert is a relatively new launcher for Linux, which resembles Alfred (Mac) or Synapse (Linux). Using Albert, you can quickly launch applications, open files, or search on the Internet. You can disable the search in one or another group that will increase the speed of search in other groups, and a more accurate result.
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The program can:
to run the application;
to open the bookmarks Chromium (Firefox is still in development);
to do mathematical calculations;
search on the Internet;
adaptive modules: you can add/delete search on the Internet to configure what files to open, as it should be indexed, and so on;
supports fuzzy search (not enabled by default, can be enabled individually for each module);
change actions using modifier keys;
configuring keyboard shortcuts, maximum story, the maximum number of sentences the implication for the selected/not selected item and so on
3 skins by default.
Installation into Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install albert
After starting the program opens a window "Error" stating that the hot keys are assigned:
Click "OK" to open the settings application, specify the key combination to open the search window:
By default, the launcher Albert opens in the center of the screen, on top of all Windows. After entering a few letters you will see a list of programs, select the program from list by moving arrow keys up/down and press Enter.
The application settings window is opened by clicking on the icon in the top right corner of the launcher Albert:
That launcher was active when you log into the system, it is necessary to register in the startup:
Remove from Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get remove albert