Ever since I saw QuickSilver for the first time, I’ve been hooked on quick application launchers. I’ve struggled to find a barebones, auto-completing application launcher in Linux for quite some time. My search has ended with dmenu. I stumbled upon dmenu after trying out the i3 tiling window manager and I was hooked almost immediately. It’s extremely fast, unobtrusive, and the auto-completion is really intuitive. Another added bonus is that there is no daemon or window manager hook required for the launcher to operate.