Gnome-Do: A powerful, speedy, and sexy remote control for your GNOME Desktop

Been using it for quite a long time and the experience is great!. Gnome-do is a launcher for pretty much almost anything you want to do. From the site, It say gnome-do is inspired by Quicksilver and GNOME Launch Box. I myself don’t know what this two things doing as I never use it. But, with gnome-do I almost never use Gnome’s Main Menu. Why? you might ask. Well, because I just need to press SUPER+SPACE and type what application or action I want, hit enter and there, what I want is laid out on my screen. Give it a try and tell me what you think?

Here’s some example of how this little beast speed up my morning boot up. Every morning at work I’m working on a couple of files that need to be cleanup. Here’s the sequence of how I get ready to filter the file before using gnome-do:

  1. Open up Firefox via Laucher in panel for downloading the file from gmail
  2. Open up Opera via Laucher in panel for processing the file in office’s PHPMyAdmin. I always open my office related site using Opera
  3. Open up Nautilus via Places menu in panel for preparing file, creating new result dir, etc
  4. Open up Geany via ALT+F2 Run window for preparing the script for filtering the data
  5. Open up FileZilla via Launcher in panel for uploading the unfiltered file to filtering server

Imagine how many mouse move there compared to this one when I use gnome-do:

  1. SUPER+SPACE, type fi, hit RETURN to open firefox
  2. SUPER+SPACE, type fil, hit RETURN to open filezilla
  3. SUPER+SPACE, type op, hit RETURN to open opera
  4. SUPER+SPACE, type ~, hit RETURN to open nautilus
  5. SUPER+SPACE, type ge, hit RETURN to open geany

This, along with embedded VTE in geany (I’ll talk later about it) have greatly save my life!.

Author: Arief Bayu Purwanto

Hello, my name is Arief Bayu Purwanto, a 24 years old father of a beautiful daughter. Interested in online programming, linux, games, and reading. Currently working on kapanlagi.com as junior developer. I live in a relatively quite and cool place called Malang. I'm available for some freelance stuff as well as some consulting job. You can see my portofolio for some previous task I've finished and some other information related to my capability. Btw, I'm plurking here.