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Kupfer is a free and open source utility for quickly and easily launching programs and opening files in Linux


  • Kupfer allows you to search and launch programs, search and open a file/website, search in Wikipedia, search through Firefox bookmarks, search for Thunderbird/ Pidgin contacts, use a calculator and much more (see Settings —> Plugins);
  • The launcher is controlled via the keyboard: you need to enter the name (part/fragment) of the program, directory, file, and other;
  • To open the input window in the Kupfer launcher, use the keyboard shortcut: CTRL+space;
  • It is possible to select directories/folders to search for files in them;
  • Integration with the system tray;
  • It is possible to enable autorun (automatic launch of the launcher when logging in);
  • Plugin support;
  • Support for customizable keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys).

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The software Kupfer is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via command in terminal (konsole)

sudo apt-get install kupfer

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:319
Developer:Ulrik Sverdrupand others
Programming language:Python
License:GPL v3
Software website:github.com/kupferlauncher/kupfer

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