I was a huge fan of Quicksilver for years, however lately it does not launch some applications as I expect. Sometimes it just lists the webpages when I want to open an application.
Now I’m back to basic and it works so great. Minimal is better, I guess. Spotlight seems to improve after generations. In Leopard, I can launch any application as fast as Quicksilver using Spotlight.
- Firstly, make sure that ‘Applications’ is selected in Spotlight system preference
- Then set up the shortcut that you usually used (in my case, I replaced it with my old shortcut for Quicksilver)
- Now when I want to launch anything, I just type the first two letters of that application.
- I think using Spotlight instead of third party launcher, make my Mac cleaner and reduce the Finder crashing.