In the hopes of making my workstation more efficient, I've been experimenting with different application launchers. When I was on the Mac, I was using a program called DragThing, and I loved it. Now that I'm on Windows, I've found a couple that work well enough, but nothing that I really loved. Then I stumbled on Launchy, which is similar to Spotlight on the Mac: A pop-up search field that lets you search for and launch the application your looking for, without the need for mouse clicking. I never gave this option much thought, until I started using it. Now I find it highly useful, to the point that I can't imagine having never used it.

As great as this is, now I'm looking for something that supports macros. Something to launch multiple applications, with priority, with a single command. Is anyone here using anything simple with this kind of feature?

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/30/2016 at 04:17am

It sounds like you already have the setup you're after except the one thing: multiple programs at once.

So I would recommend batch files. Say for instance every time you start working in photoshop you want a browser window open for photoshop reference and Spotify for tunes. Just make a batch file that launches all three! I use shell scripts (the Linux/OSX equivalent (to a point)) to do the same thing.

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scrypt   Supporter   Post Author wrote on 12/30/2016 at 03:11pm

This sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. I'll look into it. Thanks, Travis :D

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/30/2016 at 03:24pm

Any time! :)

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