Linux Highlight of the Day: Alt-F2
Docks and application launchers are nice handy downloads for Windows (Launchy) and MacOS (Quicksilver). Linux users, however, are used to the quick key combination Alt-F2. Alt-F2 triggers a field that allows users to quickly type in applications and files. All Linux distributions, whether using the KDE or Gnome desktop, provide this handy application. The keystroke is so easy to get used to that the standard Gnome menu and KDE kicker takes a back seat and remains unused to this Run Dialog/Run Application once users acquire this habit.
|Alt-F2 in Ubuntu Gnome|
|Alt-F2 in Mandriva KDE|