Affinity 0.1

Affinity project is a desktop search tool which provides a front-end to various desktop information.

  Add it to your Download Basket!

 Add it to your Watch List!


Rate it!
send us
an update
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
Neil J. Patel
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Tools
3 Affinity Screenshots:
Affinity project is a desktop search tool which provides a front-end to various desktop information.

Affinty is a desktop search tool, which hopes to provide a quick way to get at all the different information on your desktop. It achieves this by having various back-ends, but implemented through one standard interface.

Here are some key features of "Affinity":

· Front-end to both the Beagle & Tracker desktop search engines.
· Has actions (configurable through Desktop files), whihc speed up common tasks.
· Has in-built, user-configurable, filters which work in the the entry box, so typing 'pics:london' will only bring up pictures.
· Super-fast application searching through an in-built list of applications.
· Colours can be customised to your taste.
· Lives in the system-tray, but can be called by a global key stroke. Default is Ctrl+Alt+a, but you can change it to anything you like!
· Written in C for minimal impact on your system, but maximum speed!


· Pressing Ctrl-L in the main search window will focus the entry widget.
· Pressing Esc will hide the Affinity window.
· The default global keystroke is Alt>A, this will hide or un-hide Affinity.
· You can configure the global keystroke by navigating to /apps/affinity in gconf-editor, and changing the global_key_binding value. You must restart Affinity for the changes to take effect.
· Use affinity-preferences to changes colours, filters & system applications.
· When you change a colour in affinity-preferences, you may need to hide/show the window for the changes to take effect.
· Clicking on the notification area icon will show/hide the window, right-clicking will bring up a pop-up menu that will allow you to exit Affinity.


· Scrolling up & down fast on the tree view will leave artifacts, which disappear if you run your mouse over it or press a button.
· If it segfaults, please try svn.


· gnome-vfs-2.0 and devel
· gtk+2.0 >= 2.10 and devel
· libgnome and devel
· gconf-2.0 and devel
· gnome-desktop and devel
· beagle and devel

SVN Installation:

· Open a terminal and type

svn checkout affinity-search

(you must have subversion installed)

· then run:

sudo make install

Last updated on March 17th, 2007

#desktop search #Beagle frontend #Tracker frontend #Affinity #desktop #search #Beagle

Add your review!