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Run-Command v2.62 Updated

billon on 12 Feb 2016
  • 156KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

Run-Command improves on the standard Windows "Run" tool with the ability to run programs as administrator, command favorites, and more. Favorites can be managed by grouping by command categories.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Lauch Run-Command.exe or Run-Command_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Famulus
What's new?
  • Small improvements in Run Command for Windows 10.
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timtimtim on 2013-11-21 16:10

I couldn't run this on win2k; it hides in the system tray without a way to display it. I even tried using Process Explorer's Properties.Image.Bring to Front resulting in the msgbox: No visible windows found for this process

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SideSlide v3.5.65 Updated

Ennovy on 10 Feb 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by risk

SideSlide is a desktop extension that docks to any screen edge. It allows you to store your favorite RSS feeds, shortcuts to files/folders/URLs, notes, reminders etc. in "containers" that you can arrange, shrink and fold in the workspace. You can also drag-and-drop text/images from your web browser to the workspace to create web snippets.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: To display RSS feeds, you must have Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 installed.
MSXML6 is preinstalled in Windows XP SP3 and higher
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and launch
  2. When prompted for a "Normal" installation, choose "Portable" from the drop-down menu
  3. Delete unins000.exe and unins000.dat
  4. Run SideSlide.exe

OR
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move all the files in {app}, {sys} and {userappdata}\SideSlide to a single folder
  3. Launch SideSlide.exe
What's new? New and Changes
- Container note last modification time is now indicated when hovering over the container's name or icon (when shrunk) with the mouse.
- Shortcut path is no longer converted into lower-case.

Fixes
- Clicking shortcuts when sideslide workspace is locked wasn't working properly on windows 10.
- Clicking the tray icon when the workspace is maximized shifted the workspace to the right.
- Crush when dragging shortcuts to the workspace from the Windows 10 start menu.
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joby_toss on 2013-03-30 05:18

The file is hosted by MajorGeeks.com. Link changed.

klangenfarben on 2013-04-01 12:26

Thanks joby_toss, got it now. Will comment when I get a chance to take it for a spin.

Midas on 2014-06-03 15:54

SideSlide v3.5.40 released (changelog: http://www.northglide.com/sideslide_changelog.html)

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SlickRun v4.3.3.0 Updated

Checker on 25 Jan 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by tproli

SlickRun is a floating keyword utility that allows you to create command aliases, or "MagicWords" that launch applications or URLs. For example, "browse" can be set to open Firefox, "note" to open Notepad, and more. You can type an application's path or location as well.

The program includes its own notepad program opened by typing "jot", but major applications such as MS Office and Online Shopping resources can be added using add-on packs available on the website.

SlickRun supports auto-completion, relative paths and drive letter macro for improved portability.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates a lone working registry entry that does not impact portability of settings at all.
Unicode support: Yes. for Jot, history, autocomplete, $W$, etc
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the folder and name it slickrun.local
  3. Launch sr.exe

Optionally, delete [NSIS].nsi and all the WAV files (not used in portable mode).
What's new?
  • Add %doy% (day of year) token.
  • Fix bug with quotes in date/time formats.
  • If hotkey registration fails, add SHIFT and retry.
  • Allow fonts up to 144px tall.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-09-28 15:48

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2015-10-08 00:33

The latest version of SlickRun is 4.3.0.1.

Checker on 2015-10-08 05:11

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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SyMenu v5.00.5866 Updated

Checker on 24 Jan 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by SymoPd

SyMenu is a customizeable menu launcher that allows to organize and find your portable applications in a quick and easy way. Moreover, it can automatically link any application residing on host pc. Any linked item (SyItem) can be organized in a hierarchical structure with colorful folders and found with the internal search tool.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies:
  • Microsoft Framework 2.0 or higher.
  • Administrator rights.
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SyMenu.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Portable Start Menu, PortAL, Tray Launcher, PStart
What's new?
  • SyMenu lands on facebook https://www.facebook.com/symenu/ and Linked in https://www.linkedin.com/company/symenu.
  • New fully customizable menu structure.
  • New command line for menu structure: -msnormal -msadvanced.
  • New command line for user custom variables: -cvfoo=text -cv"foo=text" -cv"foo foo"=text -cv"foo foo=text text" (the -cv flag can be used more than once).
  • Customizable floating button icon. It works with 48x48 png, jpg, gif, bmp images but if it is a png one it shows the transparency too.
  • New option to show the contextual menu on start button mouse hover.
  • The file flag READONLY can be ineffective for a certain PC if the file name is followed by a dot and the machine name.
  • New element in contextual menu to directly go to SyMenu options.
  • New form license.
  • New form options.
  • The contextual menus scrollable buttons are now bigger to simplify the use on touch screen devices.
  • Bug fix: disabled the update on a readonly unit or forced by a file flag.
  • Bug fix: memory leak when thousands of elements are added.
  • Other bug fixes.
Latest comments
JohnyZlo on 2015-05-04 18:04

New version: SyMenu 4.09.5601 released

Checker on 2015-05-04 19:20

@ JohnyZlo: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Drakkn on 2015-10-23 19:40

The best portable launcher out there! Extremely supportive and active developer.

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Qsel v2.24 Updated

Checker on 13 Dec 2015

Qsel is a flexible program launcher with categories and icons. It supports easy configuration of launcher items via drag-and-drop.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Qsel.exe
  3. Optionally, right-click on the window and select "Keep Window opened?" to keep Qsel around after you launch an application
What's new?
  • Icon path: Environment variables suported (menu file direct editing).
  • PureBasic 5.40.
  • Shift+Tab = same as Backspace (category back).
  • ALT key can be used to pop up category menu (on/off).
  • INI file: ALTmenu=0 to disable menu by ALT.
  • Fixed: Lost system tray icon after Windows Explorer crash.
Latest comments
horst on 2012-09-14 06:49

@Shadeclan: Maybe your virus scanner software makes a full scan of all exe files when the menu is displayed, although the files are just opened to pick the icon. (I had the same problem when I used "MS Essentials" for a while.)

Midas on 2012-09-14 15:58

I'm having the same problem with another launcher, and horst explanation seems pretty accurate to me...

Napiophelios on 2015-03-15 16:22

I have used this program for a long time and I really like it;
I have always used it to launch programs,
but recently I have been using it to launch shortcuts to folders
and 2 out of 3 times that I do it,it crashes explorer.

Has any one else had this happen?

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