Hold down the alt-key and gently tap space to bring AL out from hiding.
Start typing the name of the application you want to start.
The application displayed at the bottom left is the current suggestion. If this is not the correct one type the full name of the application or tap the tab key to display more results.
You may use the programs initial when you perform a search. E.g. "Microsoft Office Word" can be found just by typing "mow"..
AL has a few special searches that infact executes external searches like on e.g. Google.
Type g:<search term> e.g. g:"tore hund" to execute a search on Google
Type gg:<search term> e.g. g:"java threads" to execute a search on Google groups
Type m:<search term> e.g. m:matrix to execute a movie search on Imdb
Type d:<search term> e.g. d:cloudberry to execute a dictionary search on Dictionary.com
Type mailto:<mail address> e.g. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org will startup your default mail client with the to field filled in.
Type web:<web address> e.g. web:www.garageinnovation.org to fire up your default web browser and make it load the given page.
Press the cog icon in the upper left corner of the AL application to configure it.
You can configure which directories and files to be included
You can configure AL's behaviour.
You can create aliases to different programs or actions.