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    Synaptic and keyboard shortcuts

    Is there a way to configure the keyboard shortcuts in Synaptic? There is really just one thing I need: in the "search" dialog, how do I change between the alternatives in the drop-down menu, between (Look in) "Name" and "Name and description"? I've tried every possible key combination I can think of, but so far I always end up having to use the mouse. It's not a big thing, but it's driving me crazy...
    A related question: is there a good alternative to Synaptic, which has its features but not its flaws...?

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    Linux Engineer psic's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    There are a few alternatives to synaptic. My favourite is the cli
     apt-get install
    There's Kpackage, which is nice, also aptitude... Can't help you with the short-cuts, though. If you don't want to use the mouse, just go with the command line, it's faster.
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    yes, and I do that if I know exactly what I want, but what if I want something related to xfce, but I don't know exactly what? Then I suppose I would need some tool to search the repository database - and there is nothing wrong with a GUI for that kind of stuff, is there...?


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