can I set the default result for a letter, i.e. t == Terminal

Asked by Hans-Christoph Steiner on 2013-01-17

I would love to be able to force the search results for things I commonly use. For example, I want to be able to type "th" and always get Thunderbird first and type "t" and always get Terminal first. Right now, it seems that "t" will put the most often launched app starting with "t" and that seems to usually be Thunderbird.

Is there a way that I can force "t" to always put Terminal first? This is something that Quicksilver does and I really miss.

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2013-01-17
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2014-10-25
Tanath (tanath) said : #1

I think it would be better to use statistics, which has been proposed here:
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/synapse-project/+spec/launcher-statistics

Nick Demou (ndemou) said : #2

I would love to have the same option. My workaround was to type tt instead of t. To acomplish this I had to create a .desktop file like this:

cat ~/.local/share/applications/synapse-thunderbird.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Categories=
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Name=tt thunderbird
Icon=
Exec=thunderbird

With this .desktop file in place I had to type ctrl-space,t,t and it would match the "Name" of this .desktop file. Workaround was Inspired by a blog entry of Michael Altfield at http://tech.michaelaltfield.net/2012/08/27/custom-synapse-shortcuts/

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