Install Synapse launcher in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint 15/14/13/12/11/10/9/Ubuntu Derivatives

Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.
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Features:
  • Applications – searches your desktop files
  • Banshee – allows you to play/enqueue music files in Banshee
  • Commands – runs any command (ie. “sudo apt-get update”)
  • Devhelp – search documentation using Devhelp
  • Dictionary – find definitions of words
  • Directory search – allows opening of commonly used directories
  • Gnome session – log out, shut down, restart
  • Hybrid search – complete Zeitgeist results by searching for similar files
  • Rhytmbox – play/enqueue music files in Rhythmbox
  • UPower – suspend & hibernate your computer
  • Zeitgeist – search anything logged by Zeitgeist
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Different themes
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Preferences - Startup/Other key settings
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Preferences - Activate/deactivate plugins
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Also checkout spotlight indicator synapse.

To install Synapse in Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 15/14/13/and relevant Ubuntu derivatives open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

To install Synapse in Ubuntu 11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint 12/11/10/9/and relevant Ubuntu derivatives open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

After installation run Synapse. Go to preferences and check "Startup on Login". To activate synapse Press Ctrl+Space(You can change shortcut from preferences).
That's it
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