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I just installed lxde to boot into when laptop is using battery, but I really miss at least a simple search feature, I am used to Unity so I find myself losing too much time navigating on the menus, given that the LXDE menu is just a list with a basic categorization. I would prefer to avoid creating shortcuts everywhere if possible.

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Forget about that, there's nothing like that for the LXDE menu, use Synapse.

Install it from the terminal: sudo apt-get install synapse

Synapse review with screenshots http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/11/synapse-gnome-do-launcher-app-review-ubuntu

The correct, fancy name for it is semantic launcher BTW :)

Other related stuff:
Zeitgeist - indexing tool used by Synapse
Gnome Do - another launcher similar to Synapse, older

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Thanks, Synapse will do the job :) –  Neptunno Oct 21 '12 at 0:18
    
I can't find it in the repositories now. Is it discontinued or what? –  Mina Michael Jul 28 at 19:26

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