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Saturday, July 24th, 2010

So now that you have this awesome remote control companion, there is still one underlying problem. Your application quits, or you want to run a different app, but you don’t want to whip out a mouse or keyboard, yuck!

Solution: Alauncher

Alauncher is a free lightweight app that does one simple thing; enter some keyboard shortcut, a list of applications popup.

Here is how to link it up with flirc.

Install  the application and head over to the settings. You want to configure a keyboard shortcut. I use ctrl+a

Add some applications you would like in your quick launch list

Now head over to the terminal, and type in:

flirc record_api 1 4

Press the button on your remote you’d like to link with ctrl+a and presto. Your remote control will now bring up the application launcher like the following:

Are there any other app launchers out there for OSX or other operating systems?  Let us know in the comments.