Commander Ling Documentation

Welcome to the user manual for Commander Ling.

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Table of Contents

  1. Primary User Interface
  2. Configure App Shortcuts
  3. Configure Hotkey
  4. Launch on Login
  5. Usage
  6. Bugs or Feature Requests

Primary User Interface

Commander Ling is designed to be fast and invisible. There're 2 steps to use it:

  1. Hit a hotkey to show Commander Ling. The default hotkey is shift+space.
  2. Then hit an app shortcut key to launch an app. e.g. f is the default shortcut for Finder.

Configure App Shortcuts

Click the settings button at the bottom of Commander Ling to open preferences.

You can add, change, delete app shortcuts.

Configure Hotkey to Show Commander Ling

1. Click the settings button at the bottom of Commander Ling to open preferences:

2. Click on the textbox at the top of Preferences to change the hotkey (e.g. F12):

3. If the hotkey is currently used as a custom keyboard shortcut, it must be disabled in System Preferences. For e.g. F12 may already be used to Show Dashboard:

4. Click shortcuts:

5. Disable the shortcut key you want to use as the hotkey for Commander Ling by unchecking it:

Launch on Login

Commander Ling can be configured to start automatically when you login to OS X. It is recommended that you leave this on.


Clicking on usage will display statistics for how much you have used Commander Ling.

Bugs or Feature Requests

See a bug or want to make a feature request? Email

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