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Application launcher and much more.


Quicksilver is a light, fast and free Mac application that gives you the power to control your Mac with keystrokes alone.

Quicksilver allows you to find what you need quickly and easily, then act upon these objets as you see fit. All with your fingers on the keyboard. As an example, if you want to find an application hidden in the depths of your file system, simply activate Quicksilver with a keystroke, type a few letters of the application's name, then hit Return or Enter to launch it, or tab and type to find an action such as Quit, Trash, Email To..., Run at Login, Move To..., Get Info, Reveal, the list goes on.

Quicksilver indexes and parses only selected parts of the contents of your hard drive in the Catalog, which means it locates and displays the items matching your search quickly. Quicksilver has a modular structure which means features for interaction with a whole host of of other applications (iTunes, 1Password, Safari, Microsoft Office) can be done after installing the relevant plugin.



  • "Smart" spacebar behavior in Command Preferences: When hitting spacebar, Quicksilver will attempt to choose the desired behavior between Quick Look, right-arrow, text-entry mode, jump to third pane
  • Menu bar icon tweaked to be more consistent with Yosemite
  • Hidden preference to disable the crash reporter


  • Update grabicon.com API for web search favorite icons
  • Change the location used to get Finder sidebar items
  • Droplets no longer fail with an error on the Console
  • Correctly ignore "concealed" pasteboard items
  • Quicksilver won't ignore / when typing quickly
  • Holding / too long won't descend into the hard drive
  • Quicksilver won't hang if a string value is unavailable
  • Large Type that appears behind the screen saver can be dismissed without relaunching Quicksilver
  • Fixed placeholders in localized string formats. Localizers should re-check translations


  • Remove the work-around from #2003, as it's no longer needed
  • Remove the Finder Toolbar Items catalog preset
  • References to "hot key" changed to the OS X standard "keyboard shortcut"
  • Right-arrowing into a URL will now include links to anchors


  • Catalog Entry API clean-up and modernization
  • Use Travis to test builds

QuicksilverTech Specs

File Size
6.4 MB
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
System Requirements
  • OS X 10.8 or later

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