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Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.

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  • 7
    Why is the web browser you use so far right on your taskbar?
  • 1
    @electrineer it's suppose to be where?
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    @electrineer
    TIL: people still use icons to launch applications
  • 6
    I sometimes wish I could understand my own code ...
  • 1
    @SortOfTested how else you are supposed to launch?
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    @F1973
    I guess maybe it's the best way if you're on windows, since they destroyed search ~ the time windows 8 launched

    I barely use a mouse, I'll launch using tools like Albert/alfred/spotlight. Or just terminal launch with directory context.

    For windows you have options like wox, but it's very Chinese in its level of polish.
  • 9
    @SortOfTested don't you pretty much need your mouse anyway when using the browser?
  • 3
    @SortOfTested never heard of those tools.

    All I know is Google Desktop was great at local and internet search (so could be used to fire apps)

    And Everything is a good replacement for it.

    Not sure why they killed Google Desktop when it can hoard a lot of data for them.
  • 1
    @electrineer for power users and things going more ADA compliant bare minimum navigation can easily be done via Keyboard.

    Especially folks who have been around since mainframe time.

    I loved working on mainframe. Ditch the mouse altogether
  • 2
    @electrineer
    Why I said barely. I do use tab nav on many websites I frequent though.
  • 1
    @SortOfTested Also shortcuts can be used to launch apps but then you still need them on taskbar for mapping.
  • 2
    @F1973
    I prefer path-based solutions
  • 3
    @SortOfTested win10 search is ok.. win key + start typing.. that is unless you also managed to botcher app installation and/or win upgrade.. then I have no clue how to fix that shit.. πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‡
  • 1
    My approach to launching apps is quite simple (plus no taskbars nor icons getting hurt in the process):

    launching apps with ui:
    Mod4 -> type first few letters of application -> Enter

    launching terminal apps:
    Mod4 + T -> type first few letters of application -> Tab -> Enter

    switching apps:
    Mod4 + Tab [ + Tab ... ]

    Does it's job way more efficient πŸ‘Œ
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    what we see
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    W H A T H U M A N S S E E
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  • 1
    To everyone flaunting their non-existent use of mouse remember someone made a mouse only typing solution once, don't push people too far 😝
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    @SortOfTested that sounds like waaaay too much work over just hovering over an icon and going click tho o.O
  • 2
    @SortOfTested Spotlight could be tied to Home (windows) key, so it makes it as easy as Home key + typing first few letters of the name, until the first option is what you need + hitting enter.
    I do that without even needing to look at the screen.
  • 2
    I smell that sublime text from miles away, ew

    Well at least it’s not Atom...

    Edit: fuck you have it installed.. and brackets... shit, we’re doomed
  • 1
    That desk looks pretty dope. I like that laptop stand
  • 1
    Well said just not by you but D. KnuthπŸ˜‰

    Citation needed
  • 1
    @010001111 Atom in itself is dope. But it does need roughly two centuries and a half to start on an SSD

    That is definitely not dope..
  • 2
    @NoMad
    Once you go Alfred, you'll never spotlight again 😘
  • 1
    @AleCx04
    Home+type chars is way faster. superior apm. πŸ‘
  • 0
    @SortOfTested i am legitimately trying to see how. I have gamer reflexes with the mouse, pointing into something with the mouse takes me less than a split of a split second. I can see it for items that are not readily on desktop tho
  • 0
    @AleCx04
    You have to take your hands off the keyboard to move the mouse. Even if Ctrl+alt+b+r wasn't my browser shortcut, I could still open open it faster with meta+space+"chr"+enter, or meta+space+"FF"+enter.

    It's fast even with gnomes basic symbolic path search.
  • 0
    @SortOfTested meh, I take off my hands of the keyboard multiple times either way. Like I get how this is cool, but I have never before seen a "hold up, don't have me move my hands from the keyboard! the bomb might blow up" sort of deal enough to justify learning a bunch of mappings to do something enough to call it "superior" or "way more efficient".

    Them 0.000005 seconds that you save on moving your mouse ain't going to do anything special is all I am saying. I do think its cool though since I used to have a machine with ratpoison installed.
  • 1
    @SortOfTested so, I did end up looking it up. Albert, is Alfred's replacement in Linux. But it doesn't do anything special. It does the same thing most app menus do. I called it Spotlight by mistake, btw. I meant app menu.

    Admittedly, Albert might be a bit fancier tho πŸ˜‰
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    @NoMad
    I use it to launch my ssh sessions, logoff, direct sessions, simple calculation, search git history, contextual company wiki search, etc. It's a bit more difficult to configure and extend, but it's also a Linux tool.

    Alfred is just easier to extend because guis, it's connective workflow enable some interesting things. I routinely set up searching on it to query search index content on the company wikis, containers, messageboard, emails, etc. Spotlight is limited to items on the physical machine, or wikipedia, specifically.

    Most of the systems I end up using for work default to gnome, which I find to be heavy and sluggish even with animations disabled. Albert isn't slow. Under my arch i3 envs I will use rofi/similar.
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    @AleCx04
    You overestimate how fast your hands are πŸ˜‰
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    @SortOfTested while this thread is still active, I'd like to announce that I installed Everything and loving it.

    Need to get used to it now.
  • 1
    @SortOfTested I'll pass that info to those poor souls in cod warzone and rainbow six :P
  • 0
    At least as a frontend perspective I dont see a way of not using mouse lol.
    And actually had tendinitis a few weeks ago on my wrist :(
    I fine now but had to buy a weird arm support to keep my wrist in a good position.
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