Launchy is an open source keystroke launcher, it is a simple tool for launching programs, websites, documents and bookmarks. It is super easy to use and pretty fast while searching. It simply works when you hit ALT+SPACE, and you are good to go. It indexes your start menu programs so when you type a letter it auto completes with suggestions for a faster navigation.
It is a time saver when you get used to it and use it’s shortcuts. Download Launchy.
Here are some Launchy tips to get things going:
- To search in Google , type google then hit tab then your query . And same goes to MSN, Yahoo, Wikipedia.
- To search in your computer, type c: then hit tab then another folder then tab …… etc
It fades in and out in a nice way, adding an artistic touch to its beautiful design. Clicking on the wheel icon on the upper, right corner, you get into the settings of Launchy. It’s not a lot of options but they are good enough. You can control the hot Keys, fade in/out time, also you can change the skins and add plugins or control the built in ones.
Some other skins are used for those who like to have a productive desktops. They have few but nice skins. You can make the Launchy stick to the desktop, by un-ticking Hide Launchy when it loses focus and Always on top.
This is the one I am using.
That’s it, Give Launchy a shot and tell us what you think.