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Key Launch Editor's Review

Key Launch is the time saving utility by Konrad Papala, helping you open your applications quicker than using the Start Menu. Instead of clicking the Start Button and using the your mouse or other pointing device to navigate through potentially several menus, Key Launch lets you use your keyboard instead, and brings an idea seen in Windows Vista and 7 to Windows XP, 2003 and 2000.

After the first install, depending on the amount of programs you have installed on your computer, Key Launch may spend a while indexing. This means that its looking at whats installed on your computer and compiling a list, so that keywords can be used to quickly open a program. You are notified of this by a slightly odd balloon message from the system tray, written as if your computer is actually talking to you - a bit scary!

After indexing has completed, Key Launch sits in the system tray, and awaits your keyboard commands. By default, Key Launch is setup to open when Ctrl + Space is pressed (some clear similarities to the Mac OSX Spotlight tool being seen here). From here, you can simply start to type the name of the program you want to launch, and Key Launch starts to construct a list of programs containing the letters you have typed. Use the mouse or the arrow keys to select your desired application, and double click it or hit Return.  If its at the top of the list already, just hit Return. Key Launch will minimize, and your program will open.

Key Launch is pretty flexible in terms of its preferences. Aliases can easily be added, so that launching programs is even easier! Use aliases to abbreviate program names, for example typing ‘np’ could launch Notepad. You can also set your own Key Launch hot key instead of Ctrl + Space; even use the Win key to launch Key Launch instead of the start menu, if you prefer. If you want to add your own folders to the index, or manage what Key Launch automatically indexes, this can also be done via Preferences.  You can even change the appearance of the ‘Finder’ window to match your own preferences, such as background color.

Overall, for someone who uses an older version of Windows, I think Key Launch is near enough to a necessity. Its a fantastic piece of freeware and a brilliant time saver. I think Key Launch’s down fall is that its primary purpose and unique selling point is built into newer version of Windows. For something that costs $0.00, whats there to lose in trying Key Launch? If you’re a competent keyboard user and still running XP, theres really no reason not to! I’d rate Key Launch 8/10.





Key Launch Publisher's Description

How long does it take before you'll find a program in your Start Menu? If you're familiar with a keyboard, then you can do this in less than a second.
You can type a few characters to find a program in your start menu, instead of going through all these menus and submenus. Just enter 'calc' to find all programs containing this string. If you want you can add 'aliases' to frequently used programs or folders. For example you can define that 'word' means 'Microsoft Word' and now after entering 'word' this program will be open. Key Launch (KeyLaunch,Application launcher). key launch (KeyLaunch), Application launcher :: find a program in menu start by typing a few characters from its title - application launcher

Free download from Shareware Connection - You can type a few characters to find a program in your start menu, instead of going through all these menus and submenus. Just enter 'calc' to find all programs containing this string. If you want you can add 'aliases' to frequently used programs.

Publisher: Konrad Papala | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: 1.1 | Size: 976 KB | Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, WinOther
Released Date: 19-07-2011 | Rating: 5 | Title: Key Launch

Author Url: http://www.konradp.com/products/keylaunch/
Program Info Url: http://www.konradp.com/products/keylaunch/
Download Url: http://www.konradp.com/products/keylaunch/download/keylaunch_setup.exe
Screenshot Url: http://www.konradp.com/products/keylaunch/images/keylaunch.gif

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