Here I would like to introduce you to a program that has been serving me well for years.

It is an alternative launch bar for Windows that captures, displays and starts files of any kind with a simple mouse click.

Some of the features of the Launcher:

  • Small, super-fast while using little resources. Therefore minimum hardware requirements.

  • Available as Setup.exe with uninstaller or as a simple zip-file without installation. It does not save anything in the registry.

  • Runs independently of given drive letters. The perfect solution for all USB-sticks.

  • Provides a visually appealing and intuitive operation within a sizable window in impressive superfine quality.

  • Much more elegant and also significantly faster than the Windows start-menu which is often very confusing.

  • Evaluates links correctly, including any parameters and allows to define more meaningful titles.

  • Very flexible and easy arrangement of your symbols. The window can be positioned everwhere on the desktop and it docks to screen-edges.

  • Various possibilities to reduce the window-size, hide it, keep it always in the foreground and automatically get pulled of the screen. Shows up only when needed!

  • Control the transparency of the window with fade-in and fade-out effects.

  • Icons and hotkeys with numerous spezial-functions.

  • Set your own wallpaper in combination with a frameless window.

  • A tinted window adapts even better to your desktop background. Pages can be sorted by color.

  • Simple safety concept based on a main menu that can be disabled. Lock your settings at home or even more important on public computers.

  • Use Popup-windows to display messages of any kind, both on your local machine and on remote computers within your network.

  • Integrated call monitor for incoming and outgoing calls, (FritzBox required) with optional reverse search of unknown numbers. A warning will be shown if a phone number is rated questionable.

  • Localized in 3 languages. (German English French)

  • and many more ...

Launcher was written in Delphi 10.4.2. This hobby project is continuously developed by me for many years. It also depends on your ideas and suggestions, so consider your feedback to be always welcome.

System requirements: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 to 11

The latest version of the Launcher v4.1 Final has been online since January 15, 2021.