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gnome do screenshotDo you know search field in Vista Start Menu?With that tool you can search almost everything in your computer like application, file, or open an url in browser. Now, You can do that in Linux too. Gnome Do is all you need.

It’s likes Windows’ Launchy or OS X’s Quicksilver, but GNOME Do has its own kind of productivity tool. Plug-in designers have taken full advantage of webapps’ APIs, giving you the ability to quickly compose new email messages, search for files or folders, add calendar events, switch music tracks, open url in browser. Oh, and it also finds your installed applications super-quickly as you type, making desktop icons seem kind of, well, useless.

In Ubuntu, by default you can’t change your Gnome Do setting because Gnome Do that was previously installed doesn’t have Gnome Do Preferences. So, Just press Win+Space to view the application and start typing whatever you want to search.

But you can upgrade Gnome Do to get Preferences Window. This is how you do it :

If you are upgrading from an old installation of Do, please be sure to completely remove your old version.

$ sudo aptitude purge gnome-do gnome-do-plugins gnome-do-plugin-rhythmbox

and remove the Do plugins configuration directory

$ rm -rf ~/.local/share/gnome-do/plugins/

Once you have removed your old installation, or if this is your first time, follow these instructions.

Add the Gnome Do PPA Repository to your sources list. (See Repositories/Ubuntu).

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main

In Synaptic Package Manager, search ‘gnome do’ or install from the terminal:

$ sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install gnome-do

If you have any question, feel free to contact me anytime. Thank you for reading this article.

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