True Launch Bar

True Launch Bar 6.6

Quick launch bar with grouping of categories

True Launch Bar aims at making your favourite programs and common tasks accessible from your desktop in a click. This launcher application woos users thanks to a high level of customization and in-depth configuration. View full description

PROS

  • Plug-ins for favourite programs and common tasks
  • Fully customizable
  • Password protection

CONS

  • You can get lost in the interface

Not bad
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True Launch Bar aims at making your favourite programs and common tasks accessible from your desktop in a click. This launcher application woos users thanks to a high level of customization and in-depth configuration.

When you install True Launch Bar, you’ll be able to insert a number of plug-ins to quickly access popular programs like Winamp, Media Monkey and for specific tasks like playing a CD, checking your battery or adding a printer. Another nice touch is the ability to set up hotkeys to access your favourite programs in a snap. You can also decide to protect your launch bar with a password if it contains access to sensitive information. While you can get lost in the thorough configuration process, once you’ve got everything in place you should find True Launch Bar to be a convenient tool.

True Launch Bar can be configured to your will and may be placed anywhere on the screen. It can hover on your desktop, hide away or sit in any corner of the desktop. The default style is not particularly attractive but luckily you can change the background colour, adjust transparency, insert original icons or switch to one of the different skins available.

The only drawback to True Launch Bar is that it doesn’t include a quick search tool, which is often found in similar programs and incredibly handy when looking for files. However True Launch Bar makes up for this thanks to its usability and total customization. If you regularly work with loads of applications then True Launch Bar is a good way to access them quickly and to simplify your work process.

Changes

  • Fixed: Incompatible with Win2K
  • Fixed: tlbHost have incorrect background after auto hide
  • Fixed: Incorrect menu caption when accelerators are enabled
  • Fixed: TLB draw old style icons incorrectly under Windows Vista
  • Fixed: Menus have no shadow on new toolbars

Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch Bar with menus, skins and add-ons.

True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. However, the True Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts. But there is one huge difference. True Launch Bar allows you to combine your shortcuts into groups. This feature looks like popup menus. This vastly improves the management of your shortcuts and save working space on your desktop. By using True Launch Bar, you speed up the launching of your applications like never before. See screenshots to see True Launch Bar at work.

True Launch Bar fully supports Windows Drag&Drop technology. You can easily create new popup menus. Simply right-click on True Launch Bar and select "Create menu". After creating the new menu you can easily drag your shortcuts to this new submenu.