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Next-generation application launcher

Lancelot is a powerful application launcher for KDE SC 4, developed by Ivan Čukić.

Feature Overview

  • Optional no-click interface
  • Focus on usability
  • Powerful search capabilities (based on KRunner)
  • Smart layout of items
  • High level of integration with the rest of Plasma
  • Use Shelf applet to add parts of the menu directly to the desktop or a panel. See below.
  • Breadcrumb bar for easier navigation
  • Keyboard navigation


A screencast demonstrating the usage of the Shelf applet is available here:

More information can be found at Ivan Čukić's blog and the Lancelot web page.