Oct 252008

What if I said, you may never have to use your mouse or touchpad again? Yes, Launchy is an application launcher for Windows. Launchy is a free utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Originally,  designed for Windows XP can be made to work in Windows 2000 as well.

Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!

When Launchy is running in the background, it disappears and can be brought up using the key combination. Simply type what you are looking for and press .

For instance, to launch command prompt simply type “command” and press enter. If you are looking for more options, type “com” and press DOWN Arrow.

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How, about google search from Launchy. Simply type “googlequick cash advance

>” and press and type your search query. For instance, search for our Windows Reference as

google windowsreference

Launchy Google Search

Launchy supports plugin archtecture which allows adding additional functionalities. Also, different skins are available for you choose from. Any settings including the hot keys or add/delete plugins or changing skins can be altered by clicking the settings button on the top right corner.

Launchy Settings

For more options, tips and tricks, have a good read at the “Read me” file which opens at the first startup.

Launchy is a great utility for Windows. Simply awesome,

Click here to download launchy for windows and click here for launchy home page.


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  One Response to “Launchy – Application launcher for Windows”

  1. You might also want to take a look at another excellent freeware launcher. It’s called FARR (Find & Run Robot)and can be found at the DonationCoder.com website.

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