Fix … Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@Paul Osborne: Also perfect in FF 24! ;-))
@gwi2011: NOT working in TB 24.01 ;-((

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Addon officially dead for Firefox 23.

How to fix (Part 2) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Follow the instructions provided by Paul Osborne (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/launchy/reviews/468944/) (thanks for that), but additionally replace all occurrences of 'gContextMenu.link' with 'gContextMenu.linkURL' in main.js (Line 216, 381 and 421). This will fix the 'Permission denied' error.

It's now working for me with TB 17.0.2.

How to fix it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is still one of my favourite extensions, but it is starting to lose compatability. I have just submitted a fix to a bug that stops it creating temporary files for other software to use (on Windows), so I hope it will get an update. In the meantime, if you're determined to get it to work I recommend doing this:

Download launchy@gemal.dk.xpi from the 'Add to Firefox' link.
Rename it to launchy@gemal.dk.zip.
Extract the contents of launchy@gemal.dk.zip.
In the contents folder, extract the contents of launchy.jar (I used IZArc for this).
Go into the 'contents' folder and open main.js.

Change line 470 from:

persist.saveURI(URI, null, null, null, null, f);

to:

var privacy = PrivateBrowsingUtils.privacyContextFromWindow(window);
persist.saveURI(URI, null, null, null, null, f, privacy);

Recompress 'contents', 'locale' and 'skin' to a new launchy.jar (I used IZArc again) and delete these 3 folders.
Replace the original launchy.jar with the new one.
Recompress it all to launchy@gemal.dk.zip, being careful to keep the same folder structure.
To check the folder structure, open launchy@gemal.dk.zip and you should see the 'chrome' folder directly inside (and more). Directly inside 'chrome' should be launchy.jar and nothing else. Directly inside launchy.jar should be the 'contents', 'locale' and 'skin' folders.
Rename the new zip file to launchy@gemal.dk.xpi and drop it back into your extensions folder (or drag and drop it on an open Firefox window to install).
Give it 5 stars or donate something!

It still does not detect all compatible software on Windows x64, but you can use launchy.xml for this, see:
http://gemal.dk/mozilla/launchy.html#xmlfile

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This hasn't worked for ages and yet it is still being shown as 'compatible' with current versions of TB. Obviously the developer doesn't care (or use the add-on himself). There really should be a 'bomb' rating and the absolute worst add-ons removed.

last worked with seamonkey 2.0.11+linux-32-bit Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I checked the bug finder, there are dozens, all marked 'new'. So I decided not to add yet another.

Just upgraded to Mint 14, 64-bit, seamonkey 2.16.2, and launchy does nothing there. Oh well, it was nice to have while it ran.

Hope the dev is still alive somewhere, and returns to action....when it runs, it's a 4+ out of 5 stars.

launchy obseletes moonlight Rated 5 out of 5 stars

launchy and vlc combination makes moonlight redundant. No need to switch to windows OS to watch silverlight s*ht.

Firefox + Irfanview Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Until launchy works again for v18;
create a /clippaste shortcut for irfanview
Pin it to taskbar
right-click and "copy image"
click your irfanview/clippaste shortcut
You will have to save it before any editing, but it gets it in there FAST

Please return, we need you badly Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Since I was a kid I use Launchy to open up a picture directly in IrfanView. Since recently it stopped working in Firefox 18. Hopefully developer Gemal soon returns from wintersport, or recovers his health, or forces a breakthrough in his household wars. I really don't know. Gemal, please do carry on in your role as evangelist for Firefox!

not opening browsers Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Worked for a long time in TB, but since 2 months no more opening with IE or Chrome.
Too bad, it has been a great add-on.

Firefox 18 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Workaround. Right click and select copy image. Open a picture viewer program (I use IrfanView) and select Paste. For convenience I added IrfanView to the toolbar. I might even get rid of Launchy and use this method so I don't have to depend on extension developers.

Got to have extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hopefully this will be updated to work in FX 18 - as it stands in the latest beta (3) it's no longer working. If not I will have to stick with 17 untill I can find a replacement :(

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent! It works in Linux!

Thanks to Darkoshi for the instructions. After creating the xml file in the chrome directory (which may have to be created as well), RESTART the browser.

Gemal's homepage is excellent. That is very important for a good addon - plenty of documentation.

A further improvement would be if one could also submit the url of the current page to launchy as well. But I am already very satisfied with it as it is :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on provides exactly what I was looking for - a context menu option for choosing which browser to open links with.
I am now using it with both Firefox and Thunderbird, on 64-bit Windows 7.
Tip 1: The add-on Homepage explains how to create a "Launchy.xml" file for manually configuring the context menu items. A tab in the Add-on Options shows the path of the chrome folder into which the launchy.xml file should be placed. If there is no chrome folder in that location, create the folder.
Tip 2: If the Launchy context menu indicates that no applications were found, it may be due to a syntax problem in the launchy.xml file. Don't include double quotes around the program path. Backslashes and spaces within the program path seem to be ok. After updating the launchy.xml file, close Thunderbird and restart it for the changes to get picked up.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great with Thunderbird/Icedove 10. Finally I can choose with which browser I open a link from an email. Great! This is a reason to switch from Kmail to Thunderbird! I give only 4 stars because the application auto-detection doesn't work with Linux (you have to manually create a launchy.xml) and because the Launcy entries are not directly in the context menu of the link but in a seperate "Launchy" submenu.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I wanted Launchy to open a .png file in Paint.NET in Firefox 13 running in Windows 64-bit. FFox doesn't create a chrome folder any more, so I created one in the default folder and even inserted a launchy.xml file there. Launchy displays the fact that it "knows about" Paint.NET but I can't enable/disable it, so it's useless to me. There isn't enough information on the home page to tell me if I'm doing anything wrong here.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

it doesn't work with Iron browser (and you can't manually select the application to launch)

Needs a way to shell-escape URL argument Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A URL with an ampersand is not correctly handled in windows

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great that worked well with 4.0 but unfortunately doesn't work at all with 5.0. I've been trying to go back to the previous version of FF but can't seem to find it or won't allow me. Hopefully there will be an update since this is a great tool.

Brilliant. An extremely versatile add-on. The xml link generator works perfectly. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow! I was bowled over with what this add-on could achieve. No other add-on that I could find has this versatlity. Because Chrome disables add-ons in its own 'incognito' mode I wanted a Firefox add-on that could open links or pages from Firefox in a Chrome sandboxed tab using an external sandbox program like Sandboxie. Launchy has a layman's facility (launchy.xml generator) to customize a context menu item using arguments which makes this so easy.Instructions on adding another customized menu item in the same xml file can be figured out from the example on gemal's launchy.xml file usage page, and although I have no coding knowledge I managed to figure it out and it all works brilliantly.What more can I say. Thank you.