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Is there an extension of some kind which ties Bash's history search (which you get with CTRL+R in a terminal) into the Ubuntu search suggestions generated when searching via the Windows key (in GNOME3)? Something that would, when selecting such a suggestion, just open a terminal and then execute the selected command?

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You try ALT+F2? –  amanthethy Jul 14 '14 at 8:09
As far as I can see, the dialog which you get for ALT+F2 provides no access to the bash history. –  Hans Jul 20 '14 at 18:10

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