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Author Topic: Launchy users please stand up  (Read 5732 times)

wasker

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Launchy users please stand up
« on: October 23, 2006, 10:36:53 AM »
I installed this thingy several days ago, but it still didn't index my Start Menu in full (i.e. it can't find Excel when I type it's name). Any suggestions on what to do with it?

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006, 11:09:13 AM »
One option is to install our own program instead:  Find and Run Robot :P

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don't take this as me saying you shouldn't use Launchy - use what you like best - i just mention Find and Run Robot since i'm not sure if you know about it yet.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2006, 11:20:52 AM by mouser »

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2006, 11:23:07 AM »
Well, probably that's an option.

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2006, 01:29:42 PM »
Definitelly, go for find and run robot :D

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2006, 09:47:15 AM »
Tried this one. I'm really missing an ability to configure it to use a Win-key combination for activation.

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2006, 10:52:23 AM »
I use Launchy.  I have no problems with it ... it works with Excel and I use Winkey+C to launch it.  I also use it to open folders in My Documents directory.  I love it because its fast and is very simple to configure and use.

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2006, 12:19:38 PM »
Tim, are you running your Windows from under admin or limited-user? I just filed the bug report and am wondering if that matters.

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2006, 02:17:42 PM »
Admin user. 

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 07:37:06 PM »
Good god, I think Find and Run Robot is my favorite program in the history of the world.  It is a required install on both my PC at home and workstation at work.  I thought I wanted a win+key combo to run it when I first started using it, but I VERY quickly got used to using the break key.  When I found a program that let you remap Win+key combos (qliner on sourceforge) I tried mapping FARR to a win+key combo but I used it once.  Went right back to break. 

FARR for president!

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006, 09:41:09 PM »
I like Find and Run Robot, but it's missing Folder search support, Winkey support, and it's cache is too slow for my taste.  I love the features of it, but Launchy is drop dead simple and has the main features I want.  It's far from as sophisticated as FARR, but I like it.  I was using SlickRun, but I don't like the fact that  it doesn't have an index feature, you have to manually setup the shortcuts.  I was using that for about 6 months, but got tired of having to deal with the huge bug in the beta version that deletes your Magic Words.

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2006, 11:29:17 PM »
Well, like I mentioned I don't need winkey support, and I am glad FARR does not index.  FARR is so damn fast that indexing would only marginally increase speed and I like the instantaneous updating that realtime search allows.  If Mouser added indexing to FARR as an option, I personally would never turn it on.  I can't even think of a feature it needs for me, it pretty much does everything I need perfectly.

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Re: Launchy users please stand up
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2006, 12:30:29 AM »
I think the main reason I love Launchy is that it's smart from the start.   I type in "pf" and it figures out that I want "program files."  I didn't setup an alias, it just figures it out.  I type in audiobooks and it knows that "audio books" is the directory where I want to go to.  It's not a perfect program, but it's working for me ... with minimal effort on my part.