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Launchy v2.5

Checker on 28 Dec 2015
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Apr 2010
  • Suggested by blaumag

Launchy is a keystroke-based program launcher. It indexes the shortcuts in the start menu and other user-specified folder, and attempts to match the partial substring you enter with the list of items in its index. When you run Launchy, it is completely hidden. You activate it by pressing [Alt-Space], and dismiss it by pressing [Esc].

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch Launchy.exe
What's new?
  • Added Simon Capewell as a developer. This release owes quite a lot to him.
  • Faster performance.
  • Icons displayed correctly.
  • Environment variables updated correctly when system changes.
  • Controly includes more items.
  • New shortcut keys.
  • New controls:
    - Shift+tab or Shift+bkspc deletes previous tab.
    - Shift+Ctrl+Enter launches in elevated mode (Vista and Win7).
    - Down arrow shows history (when there is no current search text).
  • Default skin built into executable in case no other skin is found.
  • Down arrow.
  • Launchy now has an icon in the system tray.
  • Skins are simplified and easier to create.
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2010-04-06 22:18

It looks as if Lupo's UniExtractor (1.6) is having troubles with the latest Launchy executable v2.5.

"Signature detected: Inno Setup Setup Data (5.3.8)
This is not directly supported, but i'll try to unpack it as version 5306
; Version detected: 5308
Unpacking failed. This version is not supported."

Mike.S.G. on 2010-04-07 03:50

This is how I fixed the problem...

I use Lupo's Universal Extractor - get the latest (v1.6 R8) updated Jan, 23, 2010. One problem, 'InnoUnp' is only @ 0.28, so you will need to get the latest 'innounp.exe' and update the \bin folder. This will do the trick, 'Launchy2.5.exe' can be extracted.

Lupo's Universal Extractor (Universal_Extractor.exe)(1.6 R8)

Inno Setup Unpacker (innounp029.rar) - (0.29)

Ennovy on 2017-01-06 13:42

During the setup you can select portable installation. Delete unins000.exe and unins000.dat.
Launch Launchy.exe

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TaskArrange v1.1.1

Checker on 6 Aug 2014
  • 99KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by blaumag

TaskArrange lets you rearrange the application buttons on the Windows taskbar.

Note: Official site offline, linking to mirror.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes. TaskArrange(9x).exe does not support Unicode, while TaskArrange.exe does.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TaskArrange(9x).exe (for Win9x/Me) or TaskArrange.exe (for WinNT, XP, or 2003).
Latest comments
chris on 2007-06-08 04:48

A nice small prog that I used with pleasure, but now I replaced it with TaskbarShuffle, which also allows for drag&drop:

Emka on 2011-12-27 19:58

links broken

webfork on 2011-12-27 22:21

Emka: updated, thanks

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