kupfer – A convenient command and access tool

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Kupfer is a program to change, speed up and make everything about files and programs more fun on your computer. Kupfer is heavily inspired by Quicksilver; you use it to summon an application or document quickly by typing the first parts of its name. It can also do more than getting at something quickly: there are different plugins for accessing more objects and running custom commands.

Install Kupfer in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10

Open terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kupfer-team/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kupfer


You can check here for kupfer tips.

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10 Responses

  1. jordanwb says:

    Looks a lot like a stripped down version of gnome-do.

  2. purenoob says:

    Sweet exactly what I needed 🙂 thanks for the tip guys!

  3. Todd H. says:

    The real benefit is that it is a Gnomedo alternative without Micro$oft’s Mono framework.

  4. manuti says:

    Yes stripped down of gnome-do, but it’s my default app launcher: light, fast and plug&play, no configuration needed.

  5. To hide the window titlebar, in the Compiz Window Decoration plugin settings, set Decoration Windows to

    any & !(class=Kupfer.py & type=utility)

  6. clockworkpc says:

    I don’t know how I’d function without Gnome Do — it’s really something special. Having said that, there are three things that bug me about it. I would say four, but its memory usage has improved.

    1) Its plugin for Remember The Milk is very problematic.
    2) It’s written in Mono, which is a pain because I’m familiar with Python and I’m not interested in learning Mono just to see why Gnome Do crashes every now and then.
    3) It crashes from time to time, seemingly just when I’m showing it off to prospective Linux converts.

    If someone out there creates a stable, reliable plugin for Remember The Milk that equals the functionality of Gnome Do’s plugin, then Kupfer will be my new best friend.

  7. ethan says:

    Gnome-Do was amazing when I first discovered it. Then I discovered its integrated Docky form — a window manager, graphical and key-oriented multi-purpose launcher? Oh yes!

    Then I learned it was based in Mono…in the process of making my Ubuntu install Mono-free. I was dismayed and conflicted.

    I kept using it for several more months. Thanks to learning about Kupfer, and transitioning to Cairo dock, I am now completely Mono free.

    It’s true that Kupfer doesn’t look as nice, but it’s accurate, stable, lightweight, responsive, reliable, and doesn’t look BAD. It’s hidden 99% of the time anyway, so why are people so hung up on looks? You call it up briefly, it helps you quickly do what you want, and it disappears again.

  8. Torin says:

    Hi. Kupfer is not showing up in system tray. I am using Linux Mint 11. Is there another way I can access the Kupfer preferences?

  9. Torin says:

    …is this a fault with GNOME or Kupfer? I would think it is GNOME 2.32.1.

  10. raV720 says:

    Is it possible to run some program as root via Kupfer?

    Something working like this:

    1.I press shortcut to run Kupfer
    2.I type few letters from keyboard
    3.Kupfer prompt me some program
    4.Instead of pressing enter to run program in usual mode I choose option to run as admin
    5.I write root password
    6.Program starts as root

    There is no need to know exact command

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