Ubuntu – How to install synapse in Ubuntu 14.04


I got lxde, and I am very new to it.I found out there were no search tool for it

I went online and found it and I did

sudo apt-get install synapse 

it did not work.It says

Unable to locate package synapse

I realy want a search tool, so I can access my folder,my games on steam and minecraft (.minecraft folder)

I tried the other name too.. semantic launcher (didn't work), can someone tell me wants wrong or.. help me install another search tool?

Best Answer

synapse is not available for Ubuntu 14.04 . But you can install it by adding Synapse core team PPA.

To install synapse in Ubuntu 14.04, open terminal and type

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:synapse-core/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install synapse

It should install synapse in your system.


synapse is now available in Ubuntu Universe repository (See here). To install it you need to enable the universe repository . Enable it using

sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt-get update

and then install synapse using

sudo apt-get install synapse

However above PPA can be used to get the latest version of synapse

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