A friend of mine asked me about a Linux equivalent to Launchy, a keystroke launcher for Windows. And that is GnomeDo. Install If you have an older version of GnomeDo start by removing it and deleting is plugins: sudo aptitude purge gnome-do gnome-do-plugins gnome-do-plugin-rhythmbox rm -rf ~/.local/share/gnome-do/plugins/ Then add the following software sources (System > Administration > Software Sources): deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main Install GnomeDo (currently v0.