I'm setting up an Archlinux box with a tiling windows manager (xmonad for the moment). However I'd like to mimic Windows/Linux Mint's keyboard shortcut:

  • <win>+<arrows> for moving windows.
  • <win> for start menu/application launcher.

I like mint's launcher, because I can press <win> and start typing to search for applications.

A feature it doesn't have is tab completion for files and directories, which I would really like.

There are many launchers, and they are all very configurable which I like, but it would be best if it had this features out of the box. Any recommendations?


  • Have you tried Launchy, Synapse, or Gnome Do? – Huey Jun 1 '15 at 8:39
  • No, have you used them? Do you know if they will work with a tiling windows manager? – spelufo Jun 1 '15 at 12:18

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