Launchy is a revolutionary open source application available for both Linux and Windows. It is a real time keystroke launcher for searching through installed programs and system paths for executables specific to the system and run them.
Launchy maintains a small index of it’s own and we can check the number of files in the index. The index is updated automatically on schedule but there are options for manual updates as well.
Originally suggested as a Windows start menu replacement, it has a search algorithm which surpasses the search algorithm of the Windows start menu launchy.
With Launchy, we can search both the web as well as our desktop. Another popular feature in Launchy is a real time calculator. So we just go on typing an expression and it evaluates in real time. Parenthesizing expressions is also allowed. In addition to this, Launchy has extensive suppport for themes and plugins.
The application takes a very small amount of memory and is a must have software for both Windows and Linux.
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