Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use firefox but sometimes an application would only work in IE. I thus needed something that would just forward the page to IE. This does exactly that. Maybe it does something else too, but I am already satisfied with what it does so far.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Even with much fiddling, i can't get the damned thing to work right. It will open the current page in a new app fine, but it just doesn't do anything with links.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

No longer working well Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Used to like this a lot- thanks to the author. It's now become poor sadly and I've removed it. I think it's clashing with Flash or other temporary stored material.

If you are wanting to send (launch) an image then try Image Assistant https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/790 That is excellent. It previews the image in WIndows's image viewer and then you can right click to edit in Paint.

I'm also using the old Send To http://mfe.gorgias.de/ for sending text to Notepad. You have to disable FF's checking compatibility but it works perfectly. I've not found an Addon that was as well.

What are other people using? :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

No launch Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Launchy doesn't work on every link. :-(
Somebody got a tip?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

No launch Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Launchy doesn't work on every link. :-(
Somebody got a tip?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

RE: Fix for the oversize Launchy button in Fx3 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Notes on "Fix for the oversize Launchy button in Fx3"

Not being familiar with Launchy or Stylish - but wanting to use Launchy - it took me a few moments to figure this out:

In David McRitchie's very helpful, "RE: Fix for the oversize Launchy button in Fx3," the "launchy.xml" file HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FIXING THE LAUNCHY ICON. You simply install Stylish and then the style in David's instructions.

Even though the launchy.xml file has nothing to do with fixing the launchy icon, tt turned out to be quite handy since I use HTML-Kit and the launch.xml file has the XML for HTML-Kit!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Didn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It didn't launch WMP. It still downloads first. Still looking for a solution!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Not for Macs Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Typical Windows-centric development without regard for much of the rest of the world. In my installation, no icon appeared (despite the complaint of others about the LARGE icon); right-clicking (yes, on a Mac) showed the Launchy item, but selecting it showed it disabled. In the Addons configuration (in the Tools menu) I could easily determine that it was enabled (and I toggled it on and off, at some expense of time relaunching FireFox), but its preferences were blank. There is also no developer or user site that indicated what the General tab in the preferences should contain (or what the terms referred to - it appears, again, Windows-centric) EXCEPT for .xml configuration, which also appears very Windows-centric.

It's not even really what I wanted (I need a reliable mailto: webmail launcher for a client), but I'm surprised at the poor implementation and the total lack of documentation.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I installed this to use the FTP links with Filezilla. It did not detect Filezilla. I don't know if the problem is version related, but It doesn't even allow you to type in the path if it does not automatically recognize it. This was a waste of time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Fix for the oversize Launchy button in Fx3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Launchy is one of my favorites because it is customizable.

In Firefox 3 the Launchy toolbar button wastes space on the toolbar with it's dropdown. The solution is to install the "Stylish" extension and then to install the following Style.

Launchy button remove space wasting drop-down(DM*)
http://userstyles.org/styles/13115

My example of launchy.xml can be found at
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/code/launchy.txt

where I include browsers that were not automatically picked
up, and I can invoke other Firefox profiles as well, rather
than always having to go through Windows Quick Launch.
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm#launchy
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/quicklaunch.htm

For the other Firefox profiles note the use of a specific profile and the use of "-no-remote" because they are not the default profiles and not the default browser because that might be another Firefox version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Adding Google Chrome Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this add on and I've used it for a long time. However with the recent release of Google Chrome it needed to be manually added. Below is the code if you JUST want to add Google Chrome and nothing more. If you have a launchy.xml file already, just insert from to




Google Chrome
1
C:\Users\Alejandra\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe



Google Chrome
1
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe




Solution found on: http://f40.aaa.livedoor.jp/~benjamin/?p=1152

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Nice idea - bad implementation and currently no active development Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The idea is great but the implementation feals more like a bad alpha version:

Launchy only works in the Thunderbird main window and has problems detecting certain programs.

The most current version 4.2 was in January 2006. Since that time nothing happened except from the bug tracker for Launchy is getting fuller and fuller...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesnt work. Does not show other applications, than the default ones. Launchy.xml gets ignored by the addon itself.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

won't open with the default windows associated external application like a midi player which can't be seen from Launchy external application list.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

good but could use a few fixes Rated 3 out of 5 stars

In order to get this working with windows media player I had to comment out line 404 in main.js
//launchyShared.trace("About to run:\n" + app_exe + " " + args);
I suspect 'args' is not a valid string.
Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

nice one!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Perfect, just what i was looking for. It does the missing link to VLC, now i can directly stream Media, instead of downloading first.
One issue i got is that it doesn't open forced downloads. May be in the next update :)

cheers,

keep up the good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's fantastic but I still wish I could reduce the size of the 'G' icon, as it's too big

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic extension and I'm still waiting for the FF3.0 version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really like Launchy. I would *really* like it if there were a way to configure it to launch a particular external app for a link by default or by some combination of shift/ctrl/alt, rather than always having to navigate the context menu of a link.

Or at the very least there should be a a letter to select launchy within the context menu so i don't have to use my mouse.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0). 

Chrome or Safari Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I wrote some codes for Google Chrome and Safari on the launchy.xml .
When From Firefox 3, i call Chrome, Chrome opens two new tabs, one tab's addressbar displays 'http://browser/', but another one displays correct URL.
Trying Safari, it opens with one tab, and addressbar display Browser%20 + correct URL.
Why is it so when calling WebKit browsers?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.0).