myLauncher Help
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CommandCode And Predefined LaunchName:

Command: The text we need to type in the text box of main window to launch an item is  a Command. A Command has two parts: CommandCode and LaunchName. To type a Command we need to type the CommandCode first and then without any space type the LaunchName. There is an example of a complete Command bellow.

CommandCode: Each CommandCode has 2 characters. 

Without a few exeptions, in most of the cases 1st character of CommandCode identifies the type of item of the command.

To open a Directory 1st character of CommandCode will be "d" or "D". To open a file 1st character of CommandCode will be "f" or "F". To open a Program it will be "p" or "P". For an Email it will be "e" or "E". For Web URL it will be "w" or "W".

To take a few builtin "Additional Task" 1st character of CommandCode will be "a" or "A".

To open a few Control Panel Applets (only with Predefined LaunchName) 1st character of CopmmandCode will be "c" or "C".

Without a few exeptions, in most of the cases 2nd character of CommandCode identifies the type of LaunchName, that is, if the Launchname is User Defined Or Predefined.

For User Defined LaunchName 2nd character of CommandCode will be a "-" (dash) and for Predefined Launchname it will be a "." (dot). And for complete path, url or email address it will be a "=" (equal) sign.


Open this window in the program and select a character in the 1st Character combo box. You will see an explanation of what the character does as 1st character of a CommandCode.

Similarly, select a character in the 2nd Character combo box and you will see the explanation of what the character does as 2nd character in a CommandCode.

Since all combination of 1st and 2nd Character here doesn't make valid CommandCode (program doesn't use that many CommandCode) your above selection may not make a valid CommandCode. In that case you will be notified that the combination is not a valid CommandCode. Information will be shown in "Example" text box.

If your above two selections make a valid CommandCode then you will see an example of a Command in the Example text box with a little more detailed explanation of the Command just bellow it.

View Predefined LaunchNames in the Predefined Launch Names combo boxes.  This is the place to view it. You can't view this list in the LaunchList window.


Example of a Command: Say for example, we have VLC Media Player on our PC and we added it to the Launch List setting LaunchName as "VLC". In this case, since VLC Media Player is a program, 1st character of CommandCode will be "p" or "P" (it's not case sensitive). And since we, the user, adding this program to Launch List 2nd character of CommandCode will be "-" (a dash) and Complete CommandCode will be "p-" or "P-".

So final result is: CommandCode = p-   and   LaunchName = VLC

In this example Command to launch VLC Media player will be  p-VLC (to launch VLC Media Player we will type this Command in the main text box and press enter key, a CommandCode and a LaunchName making this Command, with no space in between) 

Preferences:

"Save" button must be clicked for any changes made on Preferences window to take effect.

On your right showing Preferences window. "P" button on main window show and hide it. There are only a few options to set and you may not need to set anything here other than the Quick Default Item and choice of your color for the App Interface.

By default if myLauncher runs from a flash drive "Always On Top" is enabled. If myLauncher runs from a fixed drive on a PC or a Laptop then "Start With Windows" and "Always On Top"  both are by default enabled.

By default Quick Default Item is "None".  If you select a type here other than "None" then QuickLaunch buttons on QuickLauncher will automatically be populated with items from your LaunchList of selected type. This may need a restart of the application after saving changes.

By default App Interface color is grey. Chage it, if you don't like it. Color change is instant,  there is no need to click "Save" button.

"Save" button must be clicked for any changes made on Preferences window to take effect.

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