True Launch Bar 8.0

True Launch Bar 8.0

Access programs, files, and folders from a quick launch bar
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With this program combine any application shortcuts by groups saving space on a computer's desktop. Make your own start menu aside from the original one, with only shortcuts to programs and folders you normally have on your Desktop or access it via the start menu.

This program is a great replacement for the standard Windows Quick Launch bar and all functions plus more are presented in True Launch Bar. The difference resides in that True Launch Bar allows the user to combine its shortcuts into groups and in form of popup menus.

True Launch Bar has full support to drag and drop technology, keeping the creation and organization simple. The management of shortcuts never has been easier. This program will also speed up the launching of all applications.

One of the best things is the "Auto popup menus" on mouse over; allowing to run shortcuts with one click. Or the fact that is also customizable meaning that you can change the appearance of buttons, menu items. Get the skins Library to download new skins, or create your very own.

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  • Categorize program shortcuts
  • Customize with skins
  • Load faster the applications


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Amazing! At a glance my Quick Launch bar (in Windows Vista) looks much the same as it did before I installed True Launch Bar, but that unassuming appearance says nothing of the confusion of desktop icons that I'd cleared out and organized into an intuitively arranged system of menus that are revealed through hovering my mouse over any of those Quick Launch icons on my taskbar. I've tried or looked at quite a range of Windows program launchers, and True Launch Bar appears to me to be by far the best.

Yes, there are Windwos program launchers that look superficially just as good, BUT the ones that I've seen all consume considerable memory / resources, whereas True Launch Bar and also its free version consume very little resource because it uses the native Quick Launch bar system, just adding almost unbelievable functionality and configurability to it. It can be used as a replacement for the Start button, though I personally see no point in doing that. Rather, one can have different things in the two menu systems.

Fully recommended!

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be careful !!! ... 4.2.0 is still the latest official release. 4.2.5 is beta and already replaced by 4.2.6 which is beta too !!

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