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I almost like the GNOME-Shell and would love it, if this is possible:

  • searching windows, applications and files when pressing the super key
  • searching the menu when pressing the Alt key

This is possible in Unity but I don't want to fallback to that slow one. So how is this solveable in GNOME-Shell?

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, hhlp, con-f-use, vasa1, Seth Mar 20 '13 at 1:05

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Okay. This is how I could get the alt-key behaviour back - in fact it doesn't show any results when I type something in. But now gnome-shell and unity-2d-shell is running and with that I could fully fallback to unity. Isn't there any extension that search files after pressing super and/or search the registered menu items after pressing alt? – Mike Aug 1 '12 at 20:43
Gnome team removed regent files recently. A workaround:… – Bucic Dec 11 '12 at 11:44

Gnome team removed regent files recently. A workaround has been described here:

No recent files in Gnome Shell in 12.04


Is there a shell-independent HUD-like menu search tool for Gnome?

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