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LaunchBar Commander / Re: Creating Icons on Desktop
« on: February 02, 2019, 05:34 AM »
As nobody has answered this, I'll give it a go. Could it be that all of the items in the bar you have created are menus? if you create an item as a sibling it will appear in the bar and clinking it will execute it.

If thats not the problem, please post.

LaunchBar Commander / Well thats weird
« on: February 02, 2019, 05:17 AM »
The landing page for LBC says the latest version is 1.154.01 but I seem to have 1.154.02?

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LaunchBar Commander / Re: An oddity
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:45 AM »
I tthink I know whats happening, when MWB moves the focus to the next PC/Monotor it leaves a mouse pointer centered at the very top of the screen, thus quite reasonably launching LBC.

There is an option in MWB to disable that action and when set, LBC is back to it's full glory.

LaunchBar Commander / An oddity
« on: December 15, 2018, 07:02 AM »
I've recently started using "Mouse without boarders" as a 2 PC KVM (2 PC's, 2 monitors but only 1 mouse and keyboard) but obviously without the V in KVM.

It real is no big deal but when I move the mouse from one PC/Monitor to the other, LC is launched on the PC/Monitor losing focus. Hard to verify I know if you don't have 2 PC's and 2 monitors.

I guess it's something to do with the way MWB hooks the keyboard. Win 7 sp1 x64



LaunchBar Commander / Re: One config for x86 and x64
« on: October 29, 2018, 02:21 PM »
ie. No need to segregate x86 and x64 apps, one config will cover all cases.

That would be great but unfortunatly some apps use a different name for the x64 executable ie Procexp.exe and Procexp64.exe (although I suppose you could rename them although that has problems also).

The ultimate solution is to have LBC have separate file selection for x64 and x32 apps.

LaunchBar Commander / Re: One config for x86 and x64
« on: October 26, 2018, 11:51 AM »
Well this is embarassing, I've just realized that is I put C:\Program Files for x64 apps instead of %ProgramFiles% it works for both 64bit and 32bit OS's.


LaunchBar Commander / Re: One config for x86 and x64
« on: October 25, 2018, 11:58 AM »
I think whispering in mouser' ear is a nicer solution

Me too.   w h i s p e r    w  h  i  s  p  e  r

Edit. If LBC could handle and the situation where an item defined by %ProgramFiles% on a 64bit OS is not found in C:\Program Files (x86), %ProgramFiles% could then be parsed as it is currently.

LaunchBar Commander / Re: One config for x86 and x64
« on: October 23, 2018, 06:49 PM »
@4wd Yes, you made it sound so simple. I assume you're looking at a solution internal to LBC, whereas I thought perhaps I'd missed some clever OS function. Either ways fine with me.

So expand %FunctionFiles% into C:\Program Files, check for presence of exe, if found execute, else expand to C:\Program Files (x86), check for presence of exe, if found execute, else quit.

LaunchBar Commander / Re: One config for x86 and x64
« on: October 23, 2018, 10:09 AM »
Sorry I wasn't clear. I'm trying to create one set of config files that will work on both 32 bit and 64 bit OS's

Assuming that on 32bit OS all apps in C:\Program files and that on 64bit OS apps are either in C:\Program files or C:\Program files (x86).

If I replace C:\Program files with %\ProgramFiles% in an existing config, all x86 applications are available on both 32 and 64 bit OS's. But an application ie. Notepad+ which has an x86 version on the 32 bit OS and a x64 version on 64 bit OS is not available on the 64 bit OS.

Another way to describe it would be that %ProgramFiles% expands to C:\Program files on the 32 bit OS and C:\Program files (x86) on the 64 bit OS, but not also C:\Program files on the 64 bit OS. 

A truth table of my atempt to unify LBC configs on both 32 bit and 64 bit OS using the %ProgramFiles% replacment

32bit OS      x86 app     OK       
32bit OS      x64 app      -
64bit OS      x86 app     OK
64bit OS      x64 app     fails

I hope I haven't laboured the point but several posts can to different conclutions about my objective.


LaunchBar Commander / One config for x86 and x64
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:20 AM »
I Love LBC, lost without it.

I have several PCs (weeeee lucky me) both x86 and x64. %ProgramFiles% wiii find c:\Program files on a x86 machine and C:\Program files (x86) on a x64 machine but NOT both C:\Program files and C:\Program files (x86).

I have some apps ie. Notepad++ runs as x86 on one machine and x64 on the other. Is there any way to have a LBC setup that will work in both cases?

Just keeps getting better.

Thanks a million.


N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Reference Overlay Tool
« on: March 29, 2014, 09:34 AM »
I tried "Custom Desktop Logo" and in some ways it was even better (absolute min footprint), however it is just to laborious to move the image around. Wraith808's concept is that you move and resize the image to minimize interference with the underlying app. Wraith808,  I hope that you haven't given up on this app, love to see a version 2.


N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Reference Overlay Tool
« on: January 19, 2014, 07:03 AM »
Your app is great, exactly what I've been looking for. I like to play with electronics and this app is perfect for permanently displaying integrated circuit pin-outs.

[attachtimg=1]  This sort of thing.

A couple of things that would make this prog even better

a. option to retain the native aspect ratio of the .png when resizing (minimize screen footprint)

b. command line option to display default .png (convenience)

c  option to use system tray instead of task bar (maximize task bar space)

d. option to remove toolbar and png name, use right click context menu (minimize screen footprint)

e. set window size to native picture size (fidelity and minimize screen footprint)

If any of these get in the way of your future plans for this prog, then scatch 'em of without a second thought.

Once again, thank you


LaunchBar Commander / Feature request
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:59 AM »
Sometimes the screen width changes (laptop sideways, different PC, resolution changes) hiding some right hand items. It would be great if you added the facility to still access the hidden items ala Firefox bookmark toolbar.

If you are not familiar with Firefox, where there is insufficient space to display all the bookmarks in the toolbar, an item is added to the right hand margin "Show more bookmarks", which if selected will show the hidden items as a drop down menu.

Long term LC user


I have a small muscle memory problem, dbl click = execute. So i end up with two instances of the same program. Unless of course, you have plans for dbl left click! Same problem with quick launch. Thanks for a great program.

Only autohide to bar when another window overlaps it.

LaunchBar Commander / Re: This is neat!
« on: August 13, 2011, 10:24 AM »
I must be dumb as soup. I was trying to drag a docked horizontal bar to be a vertical bar - didn't realize the need to undock first.

LaunchBar Commander / This is neat!
« on: August 12, 2011, 06:59 PM »
I've been looking for "launcher" for a while, tried quite a few - Objectdock, Rocketdock etc. They all seem more interested in eye-candy than function. I realy like this one. I'm sure this is me being dim but how do I dock to left or right edge of screen, as the example in the thread "LaunchBar Commander Screenshots"?

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