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Launchy… for Linux

January 16, 2009

A tool that I have fallen in love with on Windows is Launchy. It allows me to quickly start programs without switching to the mouse and hunting for the icon. Well, Launchy was ported to QT4 and now runs on Linux! Yes! There is a debian package available but at work I have OpenSuse 11 so I needed to compile it from source.  It was really straight-forward. Here’s the steps I took to compile Launcy 2.1.2.

1. Download source and extract.

2. Make sure the following Suse packages are installed:

  • libqt4-devel
  • boost-devel
  • gcc-c++
  • make

3. Applied this patch.

4. make

5. sudo make install

Then just start launchy in the background and configure as you like!