Like in Unity. As simply as that. =) Otherwise the left-hand-launcher (panel or whatever you would call it) would be quite useless to me.

  • Is it question or answer – Deepak Rajput Oct 31 '11 at 12:39
  • windows + 1, 2 ... works in unity – Deepak Rajput Oct 31 '11 at 12:39
  • He's wondering if there is any way to launch the applications from GNOME-Shell's application dock in the same manner as in Unity. – Niklas Oct 31 '11 at 13:43

You can do it through a AutoKey (get it from ppa). It allows You to bind any script to a hot key. Here's and example of script which You can bind to a hot key. It starts a bash script, which open emacs, starts a server, and then opens some other files in it,

import subprocess

here's a script to bring LibreOffice window:


and so on!

  • Thanks! Is this ressource-intensive? – Johannes Nov 1 '11 at 15:28
  • Well - on pressing Ctrl-Esc it says me there that autokey-gtk takes 0 CPU, 23.244 K of Memory, 18.236 K of Sharded memory. I wouldn't say it is heavy. I don't feel wither I run it or not. – Adobe Nov 1 '11 at 16:03

As far as I know you can't, at least not yet. Here is the "Cheat sheet" for GNOME-Shell and at the bottom you find all the available keyboard shortcuts:


You can also look through the mappable keyboard shortcuts in the system settings and see a complete list there.

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