Why I prefer Launchy to FARR
• When I want to update Launchy (or even just to check for updates) I don’t get the DonationCoder Updater Utility Not Found
Yes, I suppose it’s there to help me but I don’t want that help. I just want to know if there is a newer version of the program available and ready for download on the web.
• When I typed bt.com
into Launchy and hit Return it took me to bt.com
on the net. When I typed bt.com
into FARR and hit Return it took me to a website that was stored in my My Documents folder.
• When I type x
into Launchy it knows that I want to open Xmind and subsequently puts only that into the suggestion box. If that wasn’t what I wanted then I could hit my down arrow to access other suggestions.
In FARR I get too many suggestions. I only want to launch a program. When I’m in that program I can then decide which files I want to open.
• Similarly, when I type mo
it’ll be there ready with Microsoft Money, whereas if I add an n
to make mon
it’ll offer MediaMonkey. It seems to learn what I want to the point where it’s almost intuitive.
• Launchy is a simple interface with simple Options… not a complicated mess of ‘tweak this’ and ‘tweak that’ to get… whatever!
Why don’t you make a ‘lite’ version that doesn’t have all of those complications? Then, and only then, if I want to complicate my searching life later on, I can use the full version and go online to the forum and get really confused!
Ok, so maybe some of the above are quite trivial, but you did ask me why I preferred Launchy, Mouser.