Faster application/file launching

Asked by Marceau on 2010-10-18

First off, I love this app. I've been looking for exactly this ever since I started using Ubuntu months ago.

I have a question though, and this might be a feature request also.

Ever since I started using Cardapio, I stopped using Gnome-do. I find it to be a nearly perfect replacement, but it is missing two things that it could do better.

First off, Gnome-do remembers which applications I open often. Firefox for instance. With Gnome Do, I'd basically type super-space, f and enter and Firefox opens. With Cardapio, it's super-space, <fire>, tab, arrow, arrow, arrow, enter. I wish it were a bit faster by remembering my most frequent choices.

Second, I think it would be great if the top choice while searching were automatically selectable. By which I mean that if I want to open Chromium, and I see it's the top choice after I typed CHR, that I could just press enter and have it open, instead of having to tab.

Anyway, these are just suggestions (and I'll add that I post them as I've seen the developer be very communicative and involved, e.g. on OMG Ubuntu).

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2010-10-18
Thiago Teixeira (tvst) said : #1

Hi Marceau,

Thanks for the good words. I have some good news and some bad news.

Good news: You can already press enter to activate the first result.

Bad news: Someone else already asked about a "learning" system for Cardapio (see link below) but, at least for the time being, there are no plans to implement it, as there are still some more basic features in need of attention. I will give it a second though. If it turns out to be straight-forward enough to implement, I may just go ahead and do it :)

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cardapio/+spec/integrate-app-usage-frequency

Cheers

And the blueprint on how to make it obvious that pressing enter launches the first result is at https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cardapio/+spec/clarify-app-start-on-enter

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