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interface

Above is the picture of main window of the program. Main window has only one text box and a few buttons. By clicking on flat part of main window (in between the left most round button and "Main Text Box" or all the way at the right) the window can be dragged and placed anywhere on screen.

Main window can be minimized to system tray or be placed any where on the screen. Drag the 'on screen minimized window" by clicking on the flat part in between the round button and the Main Text Box. The picture above shows how the minimized window will look like on screen.

While minimized on screen, Main Text Box stays in view and user can launch items by typing commands the normal way.


Left most round button minimize|maximize main window keeping the window on screen.


Main Text Box is in between left most round button and "+" button. This is where to type Command to launch an item.
"+" button show|hide Add Item pane to be used to add items to Launch List.
">" button show|hide "Open" pane, to be used to launch a program or a file in old fashioned way.
"L" button show|hide Launch List.
"C" button show|hide the pane to view CommandCodes and Predefined LaunchNames.
"P" button show|hide Preferences pane.
"?" button show|hide Help.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               "W" button show|hide "Add Web URL" pane, can be seen in the picture all the way at the bottom of the page.                                                                               "M" button minimize main window in system tray. To bring back main window just hover mouse pointer on tray icon.                                                               "X" is the Exit button.

QuickLauncher

In main window, small round button in between "W" and "M" button,  show|hide QuickLauncher window. QuickLauncher window can be dragged and placed anywhere on screen the same way as the main window.


What Is QuickLauncher?

Practically it's almost like a dockable launcher, in which you add icons of items in the dock and next time to run the item just click the icon in the dock. But in reality it is little more than that:

1. You don't add icons in this dock, istead it has 20 buttons which works as icons in a dock.  2. On selection of types of items to add, items added to icons (I mean buttons) on this dock from your Launch List automatically.  3. Depending on your selection each button can launch one program at one time and a different program in some other time, or even may be one program at one time and a web site in some other time, so you can say that the icon alternatives (the buttons) in this dock are pretty fexible.

QuickLauncher has two parts. Bottom part shows only information and can be hidden by clicking the small round button at the very right of the bottom part or the red button of the top part.


QuickLauncher - Top Part

Left most button minimize\maximize QuickLauncher window, keeping it on screen. Same as main window.
Next, to the right, two buttons to go back and forward in the Launch list to add desired items to QuickLauncher.

Next five buttons are type selection buttons. Types are:
F = File    D = Directory    P = Program    E = Email  and  W = Web URL
Type selection button on a green background represent selected type. QuickLaunch buttons launches items only of selected type.
Type selection button as a "Star" on a black background indicates that the list of that type is empty.
Next to the right of type selection buttons are twenty round QuickLaunch buttons. Each of these buttons launches an item from LaunchList of selected type. Hovering mouse pointer on any of these buttons, LaunchName of the item that will be launched if the button is clicked can be viewed as a ToolTip. These buttons will look like a Star on a transparent background if no item are added to the buttons.

The smaller red button next, to the right, show|hide bottom part of QuickLauncher.
Smallest button to the right hides the QuickLauncher window.

QuickLauncher - Bottom Part

Bottom part of QuickLauncher shows only information.
The very left label showing number "86". This is the total number of items of selected type in the LaunchList.
Next label to the right showing the type of selected items, in this case "P", meaning that the type of selected item is "Program".
Next label showing "Showing 21 - 40". This is the range of items of selected type in the LaunchList that is currently being displayed on QuickLauncher.
Next 20 labels showing the position (or index or serial number or whatever sounds good to you) of the items in the LaunchList of selected type. These items can be launched by clicking on the button just above any of these label.


Next to the right, the small round button hides the bottom part of QuickLauncher.