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Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jan 6, 2009

Here's a new way to launch a Web site: from your Firefox toolbar. With the Firefox extension Site Launcher, you can swap out your bookmarks for an overlay window of links you conjure at any time with a quick keyboard shortcut.

You customize your own list of go-to sites; a handful of presets helps streamline the process. Getting a further one-letter shortcut for each site, however, is the stroke of genius. Once we had those memorized, we skipped the menu entirely and pulled up new sites straight from the keyboard. A few visual options round out the extension.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.6

Version 2.6 Changes
  • Changed default Launcher style on first install; and default out-of-the-box shortcut set for new installs (does not affect upgrades)
  • Improved interface to make it quicker to create a new shortcut to the active page
  • Support for scrolling through Launcher by keyboard or (mouse was already supported) if/when available screen space is exceeded
  • Improved preview feature in Options - you can now preview what the entire Launcher will look like before applying layout and appearance changes
  • Added feature to reload all shortcut icons - click any shortcut in Management view, then 'Change Icon', then 'Reload site's own icon for all sites' - helpful for when number of sites have updated their icons and SiteLauncher is still showing older ones
  • Internal changes to make fully compatible with latest Firefox versions
  • Many small minor improvements, tweaks, and bug fixes


Release July 3, 2013
Date Added July 3, 2013
Version 2.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

SiteLauncher is an add-on for Firefox that gives you a super-quick way to to open your favorite sites using keyboard shortcuts. A hotkey (Ctrl + Space is the default setting) brings up the 'Launcher', then simply press a single key to launch one of your favorite sites. Examples: Open Facebook by pressing Ctrl + Space F Open Gmail by pressing Ctrl + Space M Open Google by pressing Ctrl + Space G Open Amazon by pressing Ctrl + Space A And of course, you can create your own shortcuts using the Shortcut Manager (and also edit or delete the existing ones). Save time by not having to retype or search for the same website URLs over and over. Remember: The default hotkey for the Launcher is Ctrl + Space. Feature highlights * Because each site shortcut key is shown in the Launcher when you press the hotkey (Ctrl + Space is the default) you get the time saving benefit of keyboard shortcuts, without the downside of having to memorize them * Default hotkey is customizable, in case you need it for something else. * Add as many sites (URLs) to SiteLauncher as you want. * Control by touch, mouse, or keyboard shortcuts * Just about any character key can be associated with a site, you're not limited to letters and numbers * Highly customizable appearance - change colors, text size, spacing, column size. * Optional visual effects for the Launcher - transparency, icon reflections, rounded corners, and background gradients * You can group related shortcuts together (e.g. create a Social Media group and put all your social media account shortcuts under it) * Advanced user feature: SiteLauncher also supports bookmarklets - use shortcuts to perform quick Javascript actions * You can have your site shortcuts automatically arranged or manually arranged in the order you want them to appear inside the Launcher * Set Launcher to open sites in current or new tab * Optionally, set Launcher to appear on startup instead of your homepage.
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