xstarter is an application launcher for Linux.
It lives in the terminal and works well with tiling window managers (e.g. xmonad, i3 etc).
This is free and open source software.
- Clean, simple interface that works on various terminals.
- Search for applications using environment variables (e.g. $PATH) and user-provided list of directories.
- Configure to launch via a key-binding.
- Can open an application in terminal.
- Allows you to provide arguments to applications.
- Remembers previously launched applications allowing to find them more quickly.
- Fuzzy search (parts of the query can be separated with a space).
- Applications can be launched with 1, 2, …, 0 keys, depending on their position in the search results.
- Fast, uses cache by default.
- Easy to configure via a single text file.
- Run an application and detach it from terminal (e.g. xstarter -e firefox).
- Can provide contents of the cache to outside programs (xstarter -P).
Developer: Maciej Lechowski
License: GNU General Public License v3.0
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