Great useful GNOME applet: Deskbar
February 25, 2006
If you want something similar to Spotlight on Mac OS X or the Google Deskbar on Windows (but less intrusive), visit the Deskbar homepage, download and install.
This small, neat application allows you to search for whatever you are looking for on your system, and across on the web using ALL of the installed search plug-ins you have installed in Firefox, configure hot-keys and much more. It also integrates with Google and Yahoo live searches.
Basically you start typing into the input dialog in the panel and it starts searching and displaying suggestions for actions to execute with that keyword.
Packages are available for most of the popular distributions.
Also, this post was made with the excellent Firefox extension, Performancing… It’s stable, works great and integrates well. Much better than the previous app I was using on Linux (Drivel).
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