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« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2007, 09:17:14 AM »

Rocker452 - is the Hotkeys at http://qliner.com/hotkeys/overview.htm a decendent of the Hotkeys that was written in the 90's by SheAr Software?
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« Reply #76 on: September 28, 2007, 11:15:08 PM »

Hunh?/
Farr/Luanchy, yeah, yeah. What's your hurry? Lookit, take a breath and slow down a little. Kindly think about backups/images instead. Might serve you better, IMHO.

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« Reply #77 on: October 02, 2007, 09:14:40 PM »

I prefer Executor. It works like launchy/FARR/Slickrun.

It has one of the lowest memory/cpu footprint, so it's fast even on my 400Mhz PC.

There's hotkey support, so I can launch my fav. programs without even activating the command bar.

The best thing I like though, is that the author is super-fast in fixing bugs. He's also quite approachable and open to new features/ideas.
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« Reply #78 on: October 02, 2007, 11:51:44 PM »

* FARR
* Quicklaunch (from truelaunchbar, not that different though)

though i find that FARR gets slower the more directories you add to it.
For example i have all my portable/standalone/no-install programs in C:\Programs, and when i try to find something in it, it takes too long.
Another issue is i don't know when it's done searching.

You could use the Locate32 Plug-in for farr -- no more waiting since everything is indexed, if you wish. For most of the C drive, I use locate.
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« Reply #79 on: October 03, 2007, 12:01:29 AM »

What we need now is a careful mega review of all these launchers with a comparison table! Grin
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« Reply #80 on: October 03, 2007, 02:01:36 AM »

Great!

Can you do it Armando?
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« Reply #81 on: October 03, 2007, 05:39:52 AM »

You could use the Locate32 Plug-in for farr -- no more waiting since everything is indexed, if you wish.

At some point you have to update Locate32's index, though.  You can do it on demand, but I run it twice a day via the scheduler, a tip originally from BrotherS I think.

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« Reply #82 on: October 03, 2007, 06:11:06 AM »

I prefer Executor. It works like launchy/FARR/Slickrun.

The configuration set-up screenshots make it look complicated.  How do you compare it to FARR and SlickRun?  SlickRun, at least, looks comparatively simple on the surface.

Also, I see Executor has "limited functionality" on Win9x which I still use at home   Sad

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« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2007, 07:53:58 AM »

Great!

Can you do it Armando?

Actually, it was more meant as a joke... But surely could be done if 3-4 people teamed up. Unfortunately I'm a bit short of time right now. Maybe in a few months.

A wiki would be handy for these types of reviews. (It has been suggested in the past... I think the idea was  abandoned for some reasons...)
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« Reply #84 on: October 03, 2007, 09:00:14 AM »

What we need now is a careful mega review of all these launchers with a comparison table! Grin

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« Reply #85 on: October 03, 2007, 09:12:40 AM »

Tinjaw, I take it that you haven't tried Dash??? My favorite of the bunch right now.

I did try Executor last night but it looks like it doesn't search for programs. You have to manually set an alias for each program. That might not be the case because I didn't try it for too long before deleting it.

My must have in a launcher is for it to index and launch my Firefox bookmarks. Both FARR and Dash do that nicely.
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« Reply #86 on: October 03, 2007, 09:24:44 AM »

tinny, did you try the free Phrase Express. I am curious to understand why you would pay up for DA when you can have Phrase Express for free.
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« Reply #87 on: October 03, 2007, 09:56:57 AM »

tinny, did you try the free Phrase Express. I am curious to understand why you would pay up for DA when you can have Phrase Express for free.

I hadn't looked at Phrase Express, however, after taking a peek at it, I still prefer DA. First of all I view DA as both a launcher and an auto-typer. It looks like PE is focused on being an auto-typer. I like the GUI to DA and I like the support that it receives from the developer and the way the "corporation" behind the software acts. DA has many bells and whistles that make it easier and more of a pleasure to use.
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« Reply #88 on: October 03, 2007, 09:59:00 AM »

Tinjaw, I take it that you haven't tried Dash???

Nope. Link please.
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« Reply #89 on: October 03, 2007, 10:02:09 AM »

DA does look better and its GUI scores over PE. But PE is equally good/fast once you familiarize yourself w/ it. I use PE not just for expanding text but for launching programs and websites as well.
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« Reply #90 on: October 03, 2007, 10:10:25 AM »

I prefer Executor. It works like launchy/FARR/Slickrun.

The configuration set-up screenshots make it look complicated.  How do you compare it to FARR and SlickRun?  SlickRun, at least, looks comparatively simple on the surface.

Also, I see Executor has "limited functionality" on Win9x which I still use at home   Sad
It certainly has some features that both of them don't have. Don't ask me to list them, they're way too many. The options screen isn't *that* complicated if you just go through section by section. Besides, the installer has a wizard that will set it up the way you like. If you like a minimalist design for instance, Executor can be set up in that way.

About the Win9x compatibility, I suppose the "limited functionality" isn't anything major, probably something like transparency not being available. Any particular reason why you're using Win9x at home?

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@edbro: Yes, Executor does search for programs, but it doesn't do bookmarks Sad I guess I'll have to drop another note to the author smiley
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« Reply #91 on: October 03, 2007, 10:12:16 AM »

Tinjaw, I take it that you haven't tried Dash???

Nope. Link please.
http://www.trydash.com/home/

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« Reply #92 on: October 03, 2007, 10:17:57 AM »

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« Reply #93 on: October 03, 2007, 10:52:22 AM »

Dash does look pretty and pretty impressive. I'm sure Andrew will take a look at it and, um, borrow some ideas, as I am sure Dash's developers will do with Andrew's DirectAccess. Maybe I will put Dash on my other computer and see how I like it.
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« Reply #94 on: October 03, 2007, 11:07:14 AM »

I use the Jet Toolbar to launch my programs and browsers and find that having it at the top is the most convienient way to access it.  I also have it so it appears when moused over.  I find it to be very quick and convenient.
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« Reply #95 on: October 03, 2007, 11:12:09 AM »

I use the Jet Toolbar to launch my programs and browsers and find that having it at the top is the most convienient way to access it.  I also have it so it appears when moused over.  I find it to be very quick and convenient.

http://www.cowonamerica.c.../jettoolbar/features.html

Voice Recognition
         
jetToolBar supports any SAPI-compatible speech recognition engines, and includes Microsoft Whisper speech recognition engine by default. You can enjoy voice recognition if your computer has sound card and microphone. To launch program, simply talk the name of the button.
so do you actually talk at your computer ? tellme  smiley
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« Reply #96 on: October 03, 2007, 11:27:28 AM »

I use the Jet Toolbar to launch my programs and browsers and find that having it at the top is the most convienient way to access it.  I also have it so it appears when moused over.  I find it to be very quick and convenient.

http://www.cowonamerica.c.../jettoolbar/features.html

Voice Recognition
         
jetToolBar supports any SAPI-compatible speech recognition engines, and includes Microsoft Whisper speech recognition engine by default. You can enjoy voice recognition if your computer has sound card and microphone. To launch program, simply talk the name of the button.
so do you actually talk at your computer ? tellme  smiley


Somebody could get their fifteen minutes of fame by mashing up some footage from Star Trek where Scottie talks to the computer mouse, and some screencasts of people using voice-to-text software. I am thinking Star Trek meets Strong Bad meets YouTube
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« Reply #97 on: October 03, 2007, 07:42:12 PM »

What we need now is a careful mega review of all these launchers with a comparison table! Grin

Tinjaw's Pico-Review of Launchers

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This is exactly what I was waiting for!

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« Reply #98 on: October 03, 2007, 08:08:21 PM »

RemoteKeys
Also my password shooter and clip assistant and....
I made a NoteTab clipbook for making RemoteKeys pop-menus LOL

RUNit (Link may not work, but the proggie still does) I stick this into other people's computers - ones I work on often - so I can access my own tools without confusing or scaring anybody Wink

Free Commander

A few other small things, launched from RemoteKeys when I need something that isn't in it.

On RARE occasions, I right-click my rather bare desktop to get a minimal version of the Windwoes start menu.
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« Reply #99 on: October 04, 2007, 08:16:21 AM »

What we need now is a careful mega review of all these launchers with a comparison table! Grin

Tinjaw's Pico-Review of Launchers

FARRRox
DirectAccessRox
Everything ElseSux

Yes, Tinjaw has had one too many energy drinks before 09:00. OK, maybe two too many.  tongue


This is exactly what I was waiting for!



Since edbro has pointed me to Dash, I have to revise my review.

FARRRox
DirectAccessRox
Dashooooh shiny *
Everything ElseSux
* I am evaluating further.

Stay tuned for an update.
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