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//"Instead of hunting through drop-down menus to find application commands, Ubuntu’s Head-Up Display lets users type what they want to do into a search box."//

One of the reason why I loved Launchy[1] so much. That little program drastically reduced the need to use the mouse and launch/find any application with just a few keystrokes.

Even, Ubuntu 11 has similar functionality with Unity. But,it's searching capability is little disappointing, though.

[1] - http://www.launchy.net/

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