So I'm getting Launchy...

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by War, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. War
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    War Take it easy~

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    Downloaded it and all, but I really must be using it wrong, cause I dont see what's so great about it. It's just basically a search engine for your computer? That's how it works for me. There's a search bar, I type something in, it searches it for me... and that's basically it. Is there any other purpose to it?
     
  2. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    War! I haven't seen you in a while.
    Hmm... I don't have much to say about Launchy except that's what it does for me. Perhaps Urza or another Launchy user knows how to "work it" properly.
     
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    War Take it easy~

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    Hiya Twi ^ ^. Im not saying its bad or anything, cause it is kinda useful. However, I thought it was supposed to be able to create "shortcuts" for my programs that would use the keyboard to launch them... >__>
     
  4. Urza

    Urza hi

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    If it initialized correctly, it should have indexed all the links in your Start Menu, and any links in other designated folders.

    Launchy is also very useful for running batch scripts. Basically any actions the CMD is capable of can be performed through the launcher.
     
  5. notnarb

    notnarb Not narbing it up

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    Say you have a World of Warcraft icon on your desktop, all you would need to do would be alt+space Wo and then it should be on WoW, (unless you have something else on your desktop / start menu / whatever folder you designate in the options) leaving you only needing to push enter. IF you want keyboard shortcuts that directly open something, you can just right click a shortcut of the thing you want to open, click properties, click the box following shortcut key and push a key to make ctrl alt + that key open it. I'm sure Urza will propose a better and/or the option he uses in a few minutes though
     
  6. Urza

    Urza hi

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    AutoHotKey.
    http://www.autohotkey.com/

    You need to take a little time to learn the scripting, but its pretty simple, and gives you so much more than just the ability to launch shortcuts (which ironically, I don't use it for).