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While Linux mobile shells are still in a very early stage, touch-optimized app launchers can significantly improve the overall user experience on touchscreen devices while using less memory than a full shell. Some of these close automatically each time an app is launched, so associating them with a particular hardware key on the mobile device might work.
 
While Linux mobile shells are still in a very early stage, touch-optimized app launchers can significantly improve the overall user experience on touchscreen devices while using less memory than a full shell. Some of these close automatically each time an app is launched, so associating them with a particular hardware key on the mobile device might work.
  
There are several simple Linux launchers available, but none are officially packaged yet:
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There are several simple Linux launchers available, columbiad is the only one officially packaged:
  
 
== GTK ==
 
== GTK ==
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* [https://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXLauncher lxlauncher] (LXDE official launcher, gtk2; [https://wiki.lxde.org/en/images/5/5c/LXlauncher.png screenshot])
 
* [https://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXLauncher lxlauncher] (LXDE official launcher, gtk2; [https://wiki.lxde.org/en/images/5/5c/LXlauncher.png screenshot])
* [https://github.com/ikeydoherty/columbiad columbiad] (minimal gtk3 fullscreen launcher; [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2toCoeoqoag video demo])
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* [https://github.com/ikeydoherty/columbiad columbiad] (minimal gtk3 fullscreen launcher; [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2toCoeoqoag video demo]; merged into aports)
  
 
== Qt ==
 
== Qt ==

Revision as of 20:15, 16 May 2019

While Linux mobile shells are still in a very early stage, touch-optimized app launchers can significantly improve the overall user experience on touchscreen devices while using less memory than a full shell. Some of these close automatically each time an app is launched, so associating them with a particular hardware key on the mobile device might work.

There are several simple Linux launchers available, columbiad is the only one officially packaged:

GTK

Qt

Others

  • XLunch: Graphical app launcher for X, using pure Xlib and Imlib2, therefore very light and needing only few dependencies (needs entries to be created manually; closes when an app is launched; screenshot)