Program launchers

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Re: Program launchers

Post by Stef123 » 23 Jun 2013 07:45

Small portable freeware: http://www.horstmuc.de/wpop.htm
It automatically ajdusts drive letters (check the help file how to make that work)

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Re: Program launchers

Post by klownboy » 23 Jun 2013 14:06

I whole heartedly agree with the above recommendation of PopSel at http://www.horstmuc.de/wbeta.htm Try the latest beta though. It's also in x64. He now allows you to assign a selectable icons for submenus listed in the main menu. Before they were all the same generic built-in icon. A suggestion by someone :wink: . It's light weight using very little resources. There are some other good utilities on the site. If you are into AHK and looking for easy light weight menus try http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/5 ... reatemenu/ (it's also very fast and extremely similar to PopSel in appearance) or http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/9 ... -launcher/

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Re: Program launchers

Post by admin » 23 Jun 2013 14:14

Hmm, you can do all that with XY. Why use something else?

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Re: Program launchers

Post by klownboy » 23 Jun 2013 14:43

Believe me, I typically have XY running all the time and yes, I have all of the same programs available to start in XYplorer menus via scripting. I even use AHK to open specific menus in XYplorer (and if for some reason XY wasn't open (that would be very unusual), start it). It's sometimes convenient though to have a quick and dirty menu accessed quickly by a single hotkey or taskbar regardless of what's on the desktop especially if I want to run a system cleaner, scanner, or defragger when I wouldn't want any other programs running like XYplorer or a browser.

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Re: Program launchers

Post by FluxTorpedoe » 23 Jun 2013 15:11

Hek hek hek :twisted: , since you opened the door, I'll barge in:
admin wrote:Hmm, you can do all that with XY. Why use something else?
Well, we nearly could... but we can't really. :bug:
It's not efficient enough, at least until we have real popupmenus (ala onMouseOver).
(c.f. this post, itself pointing to this post)
Honestly, I've really been waiting for this to make XY my only launcher: as a matter of fact, a dedicated entry is even included in my PowerLauncher script since half a year ago!... :biggrin:

But no pressure, it's not as important as other features more "crowd gathering". 8)

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Re: Program launchers

Post by binocular222 » 23 Jun 2013 15:17

Hi Ken,
I used PopSel long before, even written a AHK script based on PopSel (search PopFav on AHK forum). Now, I switch to use XYplorer as a program launcher: I have these 2 tabs iconized & locked & ready on Tabbar all the time:
Computer?:*(.exe | .lnk | .ahk | !.) AND lbl:?*
Computer?:!*(.exe | .lnk | .ahk | !.) AND lbl:?*
The 1st tab shows all the frequently used programs
The 2nd tab shows all the frequently used documents
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With this setup, XYplorer is better than PopSel (and even Flux's PowerLaucher) because you just need to add Label to any document/program to add/remove from the list. Insanely fast & easy. The list is updated even when you rename/move the file around
With AHK, you can even activate XYplorer window AND activate the required tab at the same time → usage will be fairly similar to PopSel.
The only downside is XYplorer window is activated and steal focus
Last edited by binocular222 on 23 Jun 2013 15:21, edited 1 time in total.
I'm a casual coder using AHK language. All of my xys scripts:
http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 243#p82488

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Re: Program launchers

Post by admin » 23 Jun 2013 15:19

Ok ok, next time I just keep my mouth shut. :mrgreen:

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Re: Program launchers

Post by FluxTorpedoe » 23 Jun 2013 15:59

I just hope you still have one of those old office printers,
y'know, with those accordion-like one-endless-sheet of paper....

To keep track of your road-map of course!

:twisted:

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Re: Program launchers

Post by admin » 23 Jun 2013 16:08

No, I use Google Roadmaps. :biggrin:

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Re: Program launchers

Post by Regmos » 24 Jun 2013 08:47

Quick PopSel question.

I've created a userbutton to run PopSel: open "C:\Users\...\popsel\PopSel.exe"

How do I get this button to read the PopSel command /i (icons in the menu) directly.

At the moment I've made an /i shortcut in the PopSel folder, and placed it in the button: open "C:\Users\...\popsel\PopSel_shorcut_icons.lnk"

This is working fine, but I wonder, if there is a way to avoid this step.

Edit:

Just solved the problem: run "C:\Users\...\popsel\PopSel.exe" /i';
Kind regards
Regmos

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Re: Program launchers

Post by klownboy » 24 Jun 2013 16:32

Hi Regmos,

Try using run not open. I wasn't using PopSel from a XYplorer CTB, but I played with it and this works: Note: I'm calling out my MainMenu.lst menu file here and positioning the menu in the center of my (1920x1080) screen as well as using the /I "icon" parameter. Modify it to suit your needs.

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run """D:\Tools\PopSel\PopSel.exe"" /I /p900,850 MainMenu.lst"
This works for a Windows Taskbar Shortcut in the "Target" command block:

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D:\Tools\PopSel\PopSel.exe /I /p900,850 "MainMenu.lst"
I hope it helps.
Ken

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Re: Program launchers

Post by Regmos » 24 Jun 2013 17:42

Hi.

Thanks, but I've already solved it (my previous post, last line).

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 run "C:\Users\...\popsel\PopSel.exe" /i';
Kind regards
Regmos

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Re: Program launchers

Post by Adequat » 30 Jul 2013 14:40

Freeware Gem:
SlickRun
http://bayden.com/slickrun/

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Re: Program launchers

Post by nerdweed » 01 Aug 2013 00:30

admin wrote:Hmm, you can do all that with XY. Why use something else?
With the newly introduced Tile view and Search templates, I am having an in-xy PortableApps Launcher. This can be made quicker with Tags as they allow portable locations, but I might wait until multiple Tag files are introduced or just reuse one of the ItemStore files.

The default Details view is good for Search results, but for this particular search, I would like Tile view. This can be achieved through a small script that would load the search and switch to Tiles view.

::loadsearch PortableApps,rlc; #313;

The search includes finding files ending with Portable.exe and filter on type executable for quicker searches if required and the location is the PortableApps location.
XYplorer-SearchTemplateTiledAppLauncher.png
XYplorer-SearchTemplateTiledAppLauncher.png (135.87 KiB) Viewed 3051 times
My first pin as well - http://pinterest.com/pin/302444931196379800/

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Re: Program launchers

Post by Nighted » 01 Aug 2013 02:16

Adequat wrote:Freeware Gem:
SlickRun
http://bayden.com/slickrun/
Great app, used to use it religiously. Then I switched to Executor.

Both are extremely useful.

Keyboard FTW.
I want XY to serve soft ice cream. Please Don, make XY serve soft ice cream.

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