New Folder v0.1


Well this is an utility that I made yesterday when here at lifehacker I was introduced to an app that let’s you create folders with a hotkey combination. I tried the app but I was out of luck because it only runs on 2k/XP/2k3 the problem is because I run Vista so no easy creation of folders to me.

After reading the comments thread I decided to do some fast app to allow me to do that and that this app runs in all windows versions.

I went for the task with AutoIt v3.


What does this app does, it simply expects you to call the Hotkeys and then launches a dialog box asking for the new folders name, after that it looks where are you, if you are on an explorer window it gets the address of that window and then it uses that address to create the folder there. If no address is found it creates the folder on your Desktop.


Bueno esta es un utilitario que hice ayer luego de ser introducido aqui por lifehacker a una aplicación que te permite crear folders con una simple combinación de teclas. Descarge el programa lo corri solo para darme cuenta que no corria mas que en XP/2K y 2003 y pues como mi laptop es Vista, no corrio.

Luego de leer los comentarios me decidí a hacer una version que corriera en todas las versiones de Windows asi que decidí hacerlo en AutoIt v3.

La aplicación esta acá para DESCARGAR

Lo que hace esta applicación es que espera a que se presione la combinación de teclas para lanzar un cuadro de dialogo que pregunta por el nombre del nuevo folder que se desea crear. Luego ve en donde estás, si estas en una ventana de Explorador de Windows o no, si estas en una ventana busca la dirección actual de la ventana para crear ahí la nueva carpeta, si no estas en una ventana de Explorador de Windows simplemente crea la carpeta en tu Escritorio.


System Tray Icon

System Tray Menu

Preferences Dialog Box

New Folder Dialog

Dia de descargar Firefox 3.0

Bueno, como en muchos diarios tecnológicos han contado, hoy es el dia de descargar firefox 3.0. La nueva version de este tan afamado navegador viene con grandes mejoras en velocidad, seguridad y ayuda al usuario en descargas, instalación de extensiones y mas.

El dia de hoy (17 de junio) Mozilla quiere imponer un record guinness al ser el software con mayor numero de descargas en su primer dia de lanzamiento.

Quieres probarlo?? descargalo, quieres ayudar?? descargalo.

la dirección:

Pruebalo, no te arrepentiras. Yo lo uso desde la version 1.0 y te aseguro que la 3.0 es una mejora increible desde la version 2.5, vale la pena la actualización.

Launchy 2.0 Beta 1

launchyIconWell now launchy has reached the beta stage of it’s development, so it’s time to test it and review this early adopters release.

Since version 1.0 this amazing utility has come a long way, with lots of fans and many plugins written for it from gcal to iTuny going through Todoist, Opery, etc… (plugins forum), to a total rewrote from scratch in order to use Qt as it’s UI component and using for background coding C++.

There has been some mayor UI changes, the Alpha rendering it’s much better and doesn’t dissapear after a hibernate on my laptop. Launchy now respects the parameters case so if you send Play it remains as is and doesn’t lowercase it, the options dialog is much more tidy, so is the main interface.


Launchy beta 1 comes with a new skin and a new icon as you can see here:

launchy2The new skin gives launchy an improved look and feel, and the new icon makes it easy to find and relate to the keyboard and the launch action.

if you right-click on the interface it shows you the option and the exit menu entries.

You can access the options clicking on the icon on the top-right corner of launchy.



The General Options had a facelift too and had some extras added to it, like the ability to control launchy’s transparency and fade in/out time in that can be set with the sliders.

You can change the shortcut keys to activate and deactivate launchy, as the rest of the previous 1.0 options.






options_skinThe Skins Dialog had a revamp to, now you can have a preview of the skin, the skinner’s info and the selection list of your currently installed skins.

By default Launchy comes with 4 skins, Black Glass, Mercury, Quicksilver2 and the default shown on the screenshot.

The skin format changed too, now instead of an .ini file, the skin is configured with a .qss file.





The Catalog is now where you define the folders you want launchy to scan for your files, shortcuts, mp3’s, video files, documents, etc…

As you can see in the screenshot, the dialog changed alot from version 1.0 and it’s much more organized, there are two checkboxes there that says Executables (to index exe files) and Directories (to search on the folders subdirectories), the depth in which you want launchy to submerge in your folder tree, a button to rescan the folders, and more.

By default launchy comes with 3 folders to index, your start menu, the shared start menu and the Utilities folder.


If you are thinking in testing this version keep in mind that your old configurations need some backup before installing and running launchy 2 beta 1. I had some trouble with this when I first started launchy 2 beta 1, because it overwrote my config files and all my previous indexed folders where no more on the Catalog tab, so i had to reconfigure launchy to search on my folders, add the filetypes, etc…



The Plugins dialog has a more organized face, the plugin list on the left and the properties (if the plugin has) on the right. In this screenshot is the Weby properties dialog.

The checkbox let’s you activate or deactivate the plugin.

Weby has now included Foxy and the internet explorer indexing plugins.





options_aboutWell this is the description on the new beta of launchy, this new version comes with really great improvements and features.

I just came across with some issues at first start, like iTunes and iLike not playing well when I start them from launchy (for some weird reason that i still don’t actually get), but a restart of my laptop restore everything to normal, and this seems more a problem of the iLike bar and iTunes than Launchy’s fault.

So, if you want to test this beta, keep in mind this… It’s a BETA, so there are still some bugs that need to get fixed, but the overall experience was really great.

My advice, wait for the v2.0 to be released, it’s going to be an amazing release.


Launchy website
Launchy 2 beta discusson forum and Download


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