Launchy: Forget The Quick Launch – This is even Quicker !

  • Suppose you have a large number of of softwares and utilities installed, and your startmenu is spanning across a huge amount of the screen real-estate, then if often becomes a real problem when you want to launch a program that you dont use regularly, because it kinda gets lost in the huge start menu ..
  • And you cant use too many shortcuts in the quick launch, that only makes things messier…
  • Suppose you are working on something completely immersed in your work, and you need to open some file that is nested deep within some sub folder in some partition on one of your hard disks ….

If YOU fit in any one of these situations … then this tool is Definitely for You ! Launchy is a smart and lightweight tool, that pops up when users press Alt+Space. Best of all, its small, and its sleek… and good lookin too 😉

 Launchy opening an .mp3 using the Default skin

Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!

 Below are shown various shots of Launchy in action, opening a variety of files and programs – in just a few taps of the keyboard.

Launchy opening Mozilla Firefox using the Black Glass skin

        

Launchy opening a .doc file using the Gantchy Blue Skin

Here are some tips that Launchy recommends.

  • Search Google
    • Type in google, then tab, then your search query and press enter
  • Check the Weather
    • Type in Weather, then tab, then your zip code or city,state and press enter
  • Search other sites
    • Other sites you can search include wikipedia, msn, yahoo, amazon, netflix, imdb, and more.
  • Browse your computer
    • Type in c:, then tab, then a folder or file, hit tab, and continue
  • The Launchy Calculator
    • Did you know that Launchy has a built in calculator? Type in some algebra and see what happens!
  • Index your Bookmarks & Folders
    • File Type: .url
  • Index your Music
    • File Types: .mp3 .aac .ogg
  • Index your Pictures
  • Index your Documents
  • Index custom Commands

And more..

Download

Launchy: The Open Source Keystroke Launcher for Windows

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5 comments on “Launchy: Forget The Quick Launch – This is even Quicker !

  1. Eric Hundin says:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Eric Hundin

  2. […] curves79lady wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt Suppose you have a large number of of softwares and utilities installed, and your startmenu is spanning across a huge amount of the screen real-estate, then if often becomes a real problem when you want to launch a program that you dont use regularly, because it kinda gets lost in the huge start menu .. […]

  3. @tof says:

    @ Eric: Hey, thanx a Bundle m8 😀 Hope you enjoy the stuff, ill be updating more soon 😀

  4. Ashfame says:

    I am yet to try launchy. Since I don’t have a computer of my own, here in hostel. So will try in once I am back home.

  5. @tof says:

    Please do, its a pretty slick “Free” utility :D.. i simply loved it.

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