Launchy freeware


Version: 2.6 Beta 2 | Size: 4.50 MB | Filename: LaunchySetup2.6B2.exe
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Launchy tool is a program that can run at your desktop background and you can summon it with a combination of hot keys to reveal a small attractive pop-up box. To launch a program, simply enter the first few letters of its name on Launchy's pop up window, and Launchy will suggest to you the program, after which you simply hit the enter key on the right item and it will be launched for you.

Launchy has been characteristically named ‘the Open Source Keystroke Launcher’ not just for its super powers in opening documents and applications, but also because of its extra features that render windows some sort of child play. There’s no better life saver than this tool if you don’t like using your mouse pad on your windows. For instance you can use it for your mathematical calculations just within the app, open web pages, and even issue command like CMD does.

Launchy gives users the freedom to expand the scope of its index. In our testing, we were able to scan other disks and touch other file types. The default settings are suitable for basic users, but for more adventurous enthusiasts, setting up an additional path that can be scanned every time you type into the Launchy starter box, or the freedom to manipulate other file types scored in other locations or executable files can be a great satisfaction.

Launchy is extremely accommodative of users. Within its options menu is a Skins tab from where you can customize your display skin as per your tastes. Launchy has a total of six built-in skins but more are available for download from Sourceforge website or other third party websites.

There are also multiple useful plug ins for this app. An example of a plug in we liked was Killy, which makes it possible for you to end processes and applications without the need for a task manager. You can download this plug-in and many others from the main website or third parties.

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Launchy 2.6 Beta 2 Jan 16, 2014
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