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dLauncher

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This program aims to let you set up shortcuts to your favorite files, folders, programs, and URLs, but we encountered a couple of rather serious operational glitches during testing.

Lacking customization pleasantries to doll up its dreary presentation, dLauncher adds a shortcut toolbar to your desktop. You can position the bar on the top or bottom of the screen and easily add shortcuts by dragging and dropping icons to it. Options to display your system's uptime and IP address are available, and we like that users can organize shortcuts into groups and assign hot keys. The program is easy enough to use and is quite effective at organizing and managing shortcuts.

However, some of the shortcuts failed to launch during testing. We weren't able to figure out how Text Send, Mail, and Command options work, and labels under the Mail setup tab contain a string of question marks. To our dismay, you'll need to speak Russian to benefit from its Help file. Overall, anyone seeking a reliable and aesthetically pleasing program launcher should look elsewhere.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added May 10, 2007
Version 2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/XP/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 803
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

dLauncher is a simple, easy to use program launcher. A good alternative to the Windows Start Menu. It provides quick access to your favorite programs, shortcuts, folders, documents, and Web sites. You can create program groups, customize the list of items to include, set several item attributes. dLauncher allows you to launch your favorite programs using a simple menu from the system tray, panel, and shortcuts.
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