Open your Programs and Files Quickly with Launchy

Here’s a lightweight open source program to quickly open any file on your computer. It is called Launchy and it is used to launch your programs quickly. It is very easy to use. It remains invisible.It can be invoked by pressing [Alt] + [Space]. here is how it works : say you want to open an Excel file buried where no mouse has gone before, begin entering the name of your desired file in the Launchy window, and possible matches will come up.

Download Launchy from here.



The program learns from past keystrokes, so as you keep using it, you’ll find you need to press fewer keys before you find your file. Even if Launchy doesn’t find a matching file, it will show you a list of all files that somewhat match what you’ve typed.  It indexes files, of course. To be able to find files of a certain extension, you need to first index those: for example, if you add the .EXE extension, programs will be indexed. In addition, stuff in the Start Menu is indexed by default. If you’re using this popular program at your workplace, you can index files on your intranet as well.

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September 13, 2008 by: Prasanth Chandra


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