Ulauncher is a lightweight application launcher for Linux. It consumes very few system resources and has ability to run on almost every desktop environment.
Application launchers are software whose main goal is to start and locate other computer programs. They provide a lightning fast way to access and launch apps, and also are especially useful for people who prefer keyboard navigation to mouse.
Ulauncher is a beautiful application launcher for Linux. Above all, it is open source and easily customizable. Ulauncher has a minimal design and dependent on only a few resources. In addition to, it is very fast, and works on virtually all Linux desktops. It is written in Python and uses GTK as a GUI toolkit.
Just press the default shortcut key
ctrl + space to launch the Ulauncher and directly type the application name to launch it.
In addition, Ulauncher can also send search queries to Google and Wikipedia. Moreover, there are plenty of extensions available for it which can be found on official website.
Ulauncher comes with very reasonable defaults, looks good and just works. It can be customized with many themes.
- Fuzzy search: Type in an application name without worrying about spelling. Ulauncher will figure out what you meant. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
- Custom color themes: Provides by default 4 themes built in. But if you need something different you can always create a custom color theme.
- Shortcuts & extensions: Customizable shortcuts and extensions will improve your workflow.
- Fast directory browser: Browse files and directories with ease. Type
/to start. Press
Alt + Enterto access an alt menu.
How to install Ulauncher
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:agornostal/ulauncher sudo apt update && sudo apt install ulauncher
sudo dnf install packagename.rpm
sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb
Finally, launch the Ulauncher application.
Once started, Ulauncher will sit in your system tray by default. Just press
Alt + Enter to launch it.