Fast program opener?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 1Zovirax, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. 1Zovirax macrumors newbie

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    Well I was at a friend of me and he opened programs with a simple click on his keyboard. I asked him how he did that and he said he had this programs where you can these setting to fast open a program.
    F.e. when he pressed 'F', Firefox opened.

    So, do any of you guys now what this programs is called?
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Why don't you ask your friend?

    I don't think I like the idea of Firefox opening every time I press the 'F' key - damn, it opened Firefox four times there ... crap, three more times.

    I suspect he may have been using Quicksilver ... I believe you can set keyboard shortcuts with it.
     
  3. NickD macrumors 6502a

    NickD

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    I use Quicksilver, and it's the best/fastest launcher I've ever used. Check it out!
     
  4. whatevs macrumors newbie

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    I really like LaunchBar. it's not free, but totally worth it.
     
  5. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    You can also just use Spotlight. Command-Space and type a few letters from the program name. Assuming spotlight finds the correct app as it's "Top Hit" just hit enter to launch (or switch to it if it's already running)
     

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