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.

Disabled under Thunderbird 5 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thunderbird 5 (Linux) says Launchy 4.4.0 is incompatible.

autodetect is utterly broken on 64bit systems Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This add-on is a great idea that is executed poorly and seemingly hasn't been tested at all on 64 bit windows.

It fails to autodetect anything (except chrome and ie), including thunderbird in which it is installed.
The reason is this that it relies almost exclusively on registry scanning of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE.
Change the add-on to scan all the relevant places listed below and it would probably be a 5 star plugin and not a complete dud
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

thank you for this addon ! At first i didn't understand how this could be useful to me but now i am using it to open and install addon on a another firefox to test (i have several profils) without copy the url open an another firefox AND install it !

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Clearly does not point out that it's not working under linux at all.

i was wrong, it works! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

but it's not so clear that you see the applications only when using context menu.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly on Windows but doesn't work on Mac :(

Does not detect any application installed on Mac, even if checked the checkbox.

Also created launchy.xml in chrome directory with the following xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<configurations xmlns="http://launchy.mozdev.org/configurations">
<application>
<label>Safari</label>
<type>1</type>
<command>open /Volumes/Macintosh/Applications/Safari.app/</command>
</application>
</configurations>

This does not work as well. Always says "Launchy is disabled! No supported applications installed."

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

For Linux users unhandy, cause one have to edit a .xml-file again and again.

Is there a other way to reload the launchy.xml then restart the whole FF?

Can u provide a reload-XML-button?

Does not add Firefox Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I installed this solely to be able to launch links in my TB e-mails in Firefox when I want to do so (my default browser is Chrome). However, Launchy cannot seem to find my Firefox installation on its own, and adding a special launchy.xml file into my TB chrome folder does nothing. If it makes a difference, I am using Windows 7, x64. Any chance this issue can be resolved?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

works great!

Its a 10 stars above those five Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For months I was trying to strings together addons parts in order to have something that would open and edit a pic (or any other file with any of their related program) for example) with Gimp, with no success at all, while having this addon right here.
This addon works beyond my expectation. All this addon needs is more exposure on the addon's homepage (It would have saved me a lot of time and effort if did)

This addon is great. All I have to edit in the xml you gave as example was the path and the number type, click save, restart firefox and its done; everything is in the context menu, ready to work:)

Its a 10 stars above those five.

Thx

Its a 10 stars above those five Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For months I was trying to strings together addons parts in order to have something that would open and edit a pic (or any other file with any of their related program) for example) with Gimp, with no success at all, while having this addon right here.
This addon works beyond my expectation. All this addon needs is more exposure on the addon's homepage (It would have saved me a lot of time and effort if did)

This addon is great. All I have to edit in the xml you gave as example was the path and the number type, click save, restart firefox and its done; everything is in the context menu, ready to work:)

Its a 10 stars above those five.

Thx

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I cannot get this to work on Ubuntu 10.04. It auto-detects nothing. I assume it should?

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I added this add-on but it doesn't work. It says it installed version 4.4. In About it reports 4.3. I created the xml file with the generator on the web site (not very handy) but still it complains that it is disabled and no app has been defined. Bug or missing MAC OS support!?

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This has always been a great addon for TB, but even with today's 4.3 update it's not working at all in TB 3. Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3.0). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sorry, but is doesn't work :)

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

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Love this addon :) But if you ever decide to update I'd really like to see these features:

1) quick/easy access to launchy.xml
For example, under Options > Launchy.xml
you could have the following options:
->Create
->Open Folder
->Launch Launchy.xml in notepad

2) Allowing "custom" application type.

For example,
"custom": doesn't pass any arguments explicitly (requires user to pass arguments).
->myscript.vbs %current-url% -myparameters
->explorer %chromedir%
->notepad %chromedir%\launchy.xml

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