- Go to the Launchy SourceForge website
- Download the Linux version
- Unpack it to some desired location
sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev libboost-dev g++
sudo make install
Launchy easies your life in front of the computer really. Since I installed it under Windows I did never touch the Start/Programs menu again. Just press Alt+Space (or your custom short-key), type in your program (or even folder) and press enter.