ABCLaunch is a mouse-less launcher.
ABCLaunch incrementally searches applications whose name matches keywords you input.
How to use
- Launch ABCLaunch, then you can find "ABC" menu in the menu bar.
- Hold down "Command + F11", and you can see a window titled "ABCLaunch"
- Input a part of a file's name.
ABCLaunch search files incrementally, so you don't need to type the full name like "Safari".
- Open a file with one of below methods.
- Push return to open the first item.
- Push Command + num (1-9) to open the 'num'th file listed in ABCLaunch window.
- Select a file and push return.
- Double click a file.
ABCLaunch 0.6.3:Universal Binary
Mac OS 10.3.9 or later
Please note that ABCLaunch 0.6.3 has been tested only on iMac Core 2 Duo (2.16 GHz) Mac OS X 10.4.9. If you notice something wrong under other environments, it would be very helpful to let me know. :)
ABCLaunch 0.6.2:Tested on following environments.
- iBook/G3/800(32VRAM) Mac OS X 10.3.9.
- iBook/G4/1.33 Mac OS X 10.4.5 (Thanx, Mr. Kawai)
Although ABCLaunch is free, I don't refuse any donations.
If you feel ABCLaunch is worth donating $10 or whatever you feel is an appropriate amount, please click the below button.
Thanx a lot. :-)
|0.6.3||Apr. 3. '07|
|Universal Binary (finally).|
|An indicator showing a searching status only appears when searching.|
|0.6.2||May. 19. '05|
|Bug fix: there was no way to activate again after activaing another application during setting the hot key.|
|Bug fix: Japanese input method did not work.|
|Command + R shows the first item when no selection.|
|0.6.1||Apr. 2. '05|
|Bug fix: didn't show the current hot key in the menu.|
|0.6||Apr. 1. '05|
|Made the search window compact.|
|Can specify more keys as the hot-key. e.g. command + space.|
|Command + R shows the selection of results in Finder.|
|Bug fix: small bugs.|
|0.5||Feb. 23. '05|
|Can specify arbitrary keys as the hot-key.|
|ABCLaunch has its application icon.|
|Bug fix: cannot sometimes adjust widths of columns.|
|Bug fix: Other small bugs.|
|0.4.2||Feb. 7. '05|
|Bug fix: There remain dusts on the window after searching.|
|Bug fix: Other small bugs.|
|0.4.1||Jan. 31. '05|
|Bug fix: 0.4 cannot run under some environments.|
|0.4||Jan. 30. '05|
|Return (enter) opens the first item.|
|Show icons in results.|
|Enable to specify the number of items which are shown.|
|Show an indicator which represents if it is during search or not.|
|Make search more efficient.|
|Bug fix: saving widths of columns of the path and the name.|
|0.3.5||Jan. 6. '05|
|Bug fix: Finder didnt come front when open files and directories|
|0.3.4||Jan. 5. '05|
|Bug fix: To set up was required at the first running.|
|Make rehash more efficient.|
|0.3.3||Nov. 14. '04|
|Bug fix: Escape as a shortcut of input methods didn't work.|
|Add cut (command+C), paste (command+V), copy (command+C) and select all (command+A).|
|0.3.2||Oct. 26. '04|
|Bug fix: failur in placing file types for some applications.|
|Bug fix: files which doesn't have any applications to open with.|
|0.3.1||Jul. 23. '04|
|Bug fix: full keyboard access.|
|Bug fix: query field doesn't receive Return.|
|Bug fix: alternative back ground color of results of search.|
|0.3||Jul. 15. '04|
|New options to show or hide types and paths of files.|
|Double click and return can now open a file.|
|0.2||Jan. 12. '04|
|enable to hide the status menu in the menu bar.|
|enable to specify paths to ignore during rehashing.|
|show the kind of files in the search results.|
|show the sheet window to indicate the rehashing explicitly.|
|fix the bug of failing to save the position of the window.|
|fix the bug of failing to save the width of columns of search results table.|
|fix the other bugs.|
|0.1||Oct. 11. '03||the first release|