How to install Albert in ArchLinux Linux 25.01.2015

Albert is a brand new launcher for Linux.

Written in Qt5/C++, Albert can run on many desktop environments. Current features include:

  • Launch applications
  • Open files
  • Open Chromium bookmarks (Firefox to be supported)
  • Calculate mathematical expressions
  • Search the web
  • Configurable modules: add/remove web searches, configure which files it should index, etc.
  • Supports fuzzy search (not enabled by default – it can be enabled individually for each module)
  • Modify the actions taken by pressing the modifier keys
  • Configurable settings: hotkey, maximum history, maximum number of proposals, subtext for selected/unselected item, etc.
  • Themable: ships with 3 themes by default

To install Albert in ArchLinux just type:

yaourt -S albert

To install Albert in Ubuntu or Linux Mint, you can use the main WebUpd8 PPA. Add the PPA and install Albert by using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt update
sudo apt install albert