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Not to be confused with Catapult.
For other uses, see Katapult (disambiguation).
Screenshot katapult.png
Katapult in action
Developer(s) Katapult Developers
Stable release / July 23, 2008 (2008-07-23)
Development status Inactive
Written in C++
Operating system Linux
License GPL (free software)
Website katapult.kde.org (dead since 2011)

Katapult is a discontinued free application launcher for KDE desktop environment. Its development ceased in 2008.[1]

Katapult allows the user to quickly launch applications or open files by pressing Alt + space and typing the beginning of the file or application name. Katapult doubles as a quick calculator, spell checker, and document viewer. Katapult also evaluates expressions (e.g. "5+1"). The solution appears on the right (e.g. "6"). Katapult also features a spell checker that allows the user to verify the spelling of a typed-in word. Katapult file access supports incremental find. The user does not need to type in the entire name of the file to access it, only the first few letters. This feature may also be used to open applications, play songs via Amarok, and in other contexts as well. The Escape key exits Katapult. The Enter key opens applications that are displayed.

Some of the functionality of Katapult has been integrated in the built-in KRunner that ships with KDE Software Compilation 4.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Most recent archive.org copy of Katapult's website". 
  2. ^ KDE 4.0 released - Packages for Kubuntu available, 1 February, 2008, kubuntu-de.org
  3. ^ Andrew Min, KDE4, Full Circle Magazine

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