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Is synapse application launcher available?

I really like that synapse application launcher, but there seems to be no way of installing it in ubuntu 14.04. Any ideas why? Or does anyone know how I could get it?
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Aliases in Synapse

Is there any way to add aliases / change items' priority in Synapse? For example, I want it to oper Firefox and not LibreOffice when I type ff <return>. Another example is that I want to open ...
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Is there a synapse like search bar as a desktop widget for Gnome desktop fallback mode?

I want to add a fixed desktop widget to my gnome fallback desktop. The widget should simply have a search bar and below it, options to search where. I don't want to hit any key for it to start. It ...
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Why some software aren't detectable by the system?

I downloaded Scid from the software center, as far as I know, everything we download from the center should be an apt package, thus it should be detectable by the system. However, scid is not listed ...
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Why does Synapse use Nautilus for all file types instead of the default application?

No matter which file I find via Synapse, it just gets opened in Nautilus. May that be because I recently put Nautilus as my default file manager? Can I change that behavior to the normal action, ...
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Synapse - can I go to the location of a search result?

When a search result (say a file or folder) in Synapse is displayed, can I somehow enable to go said result's location in my file manager? (I suppose it's Thunar since I use Xubuntu 13.10)
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Indicator Synapse keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to change Indicator Synapse keyboard shortcut using dconf-editor. net -> launchpad -> synapse-project -> indicator On shortcut i set <Control>space but nothing ...
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I don't find some of the things I found in synapse before upgrade, has something changed?

I am asking this silly question because before I upgraded my OS, it worked just fine. It found all the applications, files I asked it to look for. Now it wont find like 30% of the things that it found ...
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Indicator synapse in tint2

I'm using Openbox with Tint2 in Ubuntu 13.04 Is there a way to make indicator synapse (indicator-synapse) to appear in the systray area? I don't know why it appears in Unity but here it doesn't, ...
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Synapse Integration KDE

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 at work and i really have grown fond of using synapse as my launcher for applications. I recently decided to give Kubuntu 12.04 a go at home, but the first thing i ...
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Synapse STILL does not show files or folders

I have a problem that been reported before but the solution on that page has not helped me at all. Basically, Synapse can't find ANY* files or folders other than "Home" and I've never been able to ...
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How do I Prevent the file manager from opening when I click to open a file from outside the file manager

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with awn and synapse installed and unity disabled. Whenever I search for a file on synapse and try to open it from there or from any other location, like a quick launcher from ...
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Tips for using Synapse or Gnome-do

I have recently started using Synapse and Gnome-do as the applicaiton launcher on my Ubuntu 12.04. Do you have any tips related to getting the best out of them? Launching files and folders and ...
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Re-map 'Super' key to launch an app

how could I re-map the 'Super' (left) key to launch an app? I want to launch Synapse with it, which is far more responsive than the Unity launcher. Cheers.
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Excluding results from synapse

Synapse is showing all results from zeitgeist, locate, ... How do I exclude some private Results from being displayed in synapse? Keep files from showing up? The best would be an option to enter ...
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How to make synapse control Rhythmbox?

Synapse can control banshee just fine. Commands such as "Pause", "Next", "Play" work fine; however, the same isn't true for Rhythmbox. Synapse falsely believes that Rhythmbox is not installed and thus ...
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Can I change Synapse shortcut to Super/Windows key alone?

When I try to edit the synapse config it does not allow me to use the left Super as a shortcut to invoke it. Is there a round-about way that I can go through. When I just press the Windows/Super ...
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Problem with custom Synapse Hotkey Alt+F3 in Unity

I'm facing the problem that I can not set the activate hotkey to ALT+F3 in Synapse. It says "Failed to register hotkey....". Nothing is listed in the settings for hotkeys which points to that ...
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Synapse does not show folders

I recently installed synapse to compare it to gnome-do. But except for the home folder, synapse does not show any folder on my system - even if I type the exact name of that folder. gnome-do shows all ...
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Did Synapse forget everything and so why?

I've been using Synapse for a while now. The earlier bug regrading the lacking ability to remember recurrent launches was fixed. I've been launching the same documents I am working on at the moment ...
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Synapse vs. Kupfer, which is lighter for you?

For me Synapse idles at approximately 7MiB, Kupfer at 23MiB. That is with nearly all except four plugins off for Kupfer. I thought it was supposed to be the lightest and I love the plugins for it. ...
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Efficient use of Run Application dialog

In Windows 7, there appeared this beautiful search/run field: You press Win, you start typing the program name, as soon as Windows correctly guesses it, you press Enter, and you're done. In Ubuntu, ...
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Why do I get a “the location is not a folder” error when trying to open files using Dash or Synapse?

Within the last few days, I've encountered errors when trying to open files using Unity Dash, Synapse, or even the Gnome Search Tool. These methods will let me launch applications and folders, but ...
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How do I get Synapse to search my Tomboy notes?

In this bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/synapse-project/+bug/683550 it says "Tomboy has a dataprovider for Zeitgeist, so if you have that Tomboy notes should be easily searchable using Synapse" ...
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Issues installing synapse launcher

I am trying to install synapse launcher on my desktop . I am using these two commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:synapse-core/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install synapse ...
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How to assign the ' Web Browser Shortcut' to Synapse?

My laptop has three extra keys, For Opening Mail client, Web browser and one other. I dont use them, so I want to assign the the web browser key to open synapse, currently I use Super+Space to open ...
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Synapse doesn't remember anything

When I was using Gnome Do, it could remember all applications I use much more frequently, and then it could make a correct suggestion. Example: I have applications Cheese(web-cam app, I don't this ...
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Internet category not returning any results in Synapse

I recently installed Synapse and I noticed there is an Internet category on the far right, but there it doesn't return any results. What do I need to do to enable it to search my web browsing history? ...
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Will Unity offer Synapse goodness?

The Synapse launcher was recently released, offering the following features: Search and open apps and items. Run any command. Directory search - allows opening of commonly used directories Gnome ...