Launchy: A Complete Replacement for Windows Start Menu, Taskbar, Desktop Icons and File Manager

Launchy is a free utility for Windows, Linux and Mac users designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.

Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!

Once Launchy has been started, it hides in the background. You bring it forward by holding the alt key and tapping the space key. You then type in a few keys of the program you are searching for and hit enter once it has been found. You can also make Launchy disappear again by hitting escape or alt+space.

Launchy is developed to run on Windows XP, Vista and 7, however you can try downloading the gdiplus.dll and unzipping it into your Launchy directory to get it to run with Windows 2000.

You can download it using following link:

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  • Launchy is non-functional/unreliable in Windows 7 (64 bit).
    I had greatly enjoyed Launchy in WinXP (32Bit) for months,
    but then I switched (computers) to Windows 7 (64Bit).

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