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WinLaunch - Launchpad for windows by MrC0rrupted WinLaunch - Launchpad for windows by MrC0rrupted
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WinLaunch - Launchpad for Windows

How to use WinLaunch:

This is WinLaunch, it provides a beautiful way to organize and access
all of your important applications and files.

The overall style has been heavily influenced by
Apples OS X Launchpad introduced in Lion (2011)

WinLaunch is being actively developed and improved,
my goal is to provide the best app launching experience available on Windows.

If you experience any issues please report them to me
(either per mail or on twitter)

All feedback is appreciated!

WinLaunch depends on .Net 4.5…

Updated to

if you have problems or questions please ask me on twitter

special thanks to:
DJ Subterrain(for being the perfect beta tester and the WinLaunch Tune ;) )
lordalpha1(for tons of great feedback, support and an amazing logo)
RaymonVisual(for all his motivation and valuable feedback ;) )
Vincee095 (for letting me use his beautiful pirelli folder design)

big thanks to all of you!!!

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NeedsLoomis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Cool app.  I really like the pin to desktop feature, allowing me to use it as a desktop replacement, but it needs the ability to manually arrange icons (I hate obscuring my right heavy background).  A slider to adjust the distance between icons and a few more methods of stretching the BG (fill, center, etc) would also be nice.

Good job, will donate.
dgmroki Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015   Digital Artist
when i change the theme it crashes. or anything i change in the settings, it crshes. im using the latest version o windows 10 home x64
KAYOver Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Sourceforge link is broken, it says "Page not found"
Algalord-Gnome Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Detected as malware.. with chrome and Firefox... no antivirus here
balcis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
For installing to work computers without admin privileges we need to change directory and an offline installer please. Thank you.
ohmygod1993 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Hello, first thank you for this awesome project.

I am using windows 8.1 and with UAC on, it would be good to have a context menu item to run program as admin. Maybe better to be able to assign a hotkey to open programs as admin, such as MiddleClick or Ctrl + LeftClick.

skguzek Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a superb idea and delivery.  Microsoft will be embarrassed with their QuickLaunch, Pin Items and Start Menu once they try your WinLaunch.  It completely changed the way I access day-to-day resources.  I simply can’t live without it now!
Just a quick question: is it possible to customize icons of each shortcut in WinLaunch without affecting the original shortcut file?
Also, I had a dream of completely replacing Windows interface since it’s taking too much space and there is room for improvement.  I came up with a little mock-up below.…
Hovering over open windows (A) would show a preview on the right where the WinLaunch shortcuts are located.
System Tray (B) and Fast-as-you-type filter (C) at the bottom in the same bar where Settings, Edit, and Exit are located.
It could even be taken a step further by having some sort of visual indicators to notify which shortcuts are already open (all the green markings in my mock-up).
Basically, all open windows could be numbered sequentially from top to bottom on the left.  If a particular shortcut is already open, its icon in WinLaunch would have some visual indicator like the green rectangles and corresponding numbers beside it.
Also, it would be great if shortcut text would wrap to next line if it’s too long to fit on a single line.
Not sure if these ideas are feasible and if it wouldn’t add too much stress on the app but just some thoughts.
Keep it up and hope to see more updates.
All the best!
DonDiego512 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2015
Downloaded from SourceForge.
Avast detects a virus: Win32:Evo-gen
A problem, or a false positive?
abe1223 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having issues with Winlaunch. When i select "Pin Winlaunch to the desktop" It just disappears. I've been having this issue for a long time. I upgraded to the new version, but it still doesn't work :(
ManuelvandenBerg Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great app! I replaced rocketdock with this because I kept getting error messages or startup-fails.

But after installing, I have noticed my pc got a bit slower in starting apps, or opening winlaunch itself. Is it just me? or is this a known issue?
avillabon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Great app, been using it for ages! The download link seems to be broken though.
varo92 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MAN, i was looking for this a while ago, finally a real stable and clean version, hands down.
but to me, there's only one issue that maybe could be improved. i can't navigate through other programs or folders, because the winlaunch still in first plane until you close it.  That's the only thing,  the rest is perfect. Congratulations and thank you for create this
Vi-Pa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
This program is FANTASTIC.  I love it, definitely one of the best launchers out there.  Thank you very much.  As soon as I can I will be donating.

Also, it works fine on UltraWide screens, (I'm using 2560x1080 with no visible issues).

Just one question, is it possible to place the icons where I want on the screen, ie have some separate from the rest as in 4 on the top left and 3 on the bottom right of the screen?  At the moment they seem to be auto-placed one after another.
Vi-Pa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Would be nice too if I could change how many icons were displayed horizontally across the screen.  BUT, still a fantastic launcher. Thanks.
Dave2399 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! i want that feature too! please add it in the next update
MrC0rrupted Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Glad you like it, i'm working on your suggestions.
Dave2399 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! i want that feature too! please add it in the next update
Vi-Pa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Oh wow....thank you...looking forward to the update...
abe1223 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so you're back huh? are you still working on winlaunch? 
MrC0rrupted Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
BluPaper Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My Screen is 1920x1080 If i use a wall size 1920x1200, sure that windows will apply that wall with Fill mode. But Winlauch will blur that wall in fit mode (broken ratio), so Blur Bg and Desktop bg will not fit together. One way to fix it is i need to crop my 1920x1200 image fit with my Display Res beforce apply it as Desktop Bg. When i have new one wall, i need to do it again. It made a bit announce ! hope you fix it !

anw. Aero and Yosemite theme (what themes have transparent folder bg), Folder bg didn't fit with folder Border too !
evolutionwarrior Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Does this work with windows 8?
MrC0rrupted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
mediterrano Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014

doesn't work properly here (Win7 x64 with 2 monitors with different resolution)

why I press F and drag & drop items into the window, the items are not shown although they do get added. When I press F3, I see the crosses for deleting the items but the items themselves don't get shown.

I don't use Aero and I have a plain black desktop background. (ie no background)

MrC0rrupted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
please try the new version and see if your issues have been resolved
killdemsound Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
this thing is awesome, works very smoothly!
im experiencing some bugs, tho...for instance, i have to set a wallpaper manually, plus once the launchpad is activated, it hides everything from the desktop...i mean, icons, opened windows that normal, as it's a beta?

thanks for this great app! keep the updates coming ;)
MrC0rrupted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
wallpaper bug has been fixed,
yes WinLaunch is supposed to cover everything what behavior did you expect? 
Skypper779 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013

 I really appreciate what have you done, but can you add the option to move freely the icons? 

1Eres Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hi C0rrupted, but is winlaunch still supported? because if I try to look for update  i get the message: cannot download the latest version info
MrC0rrupted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
sorry for the late reply, i recently decided to finish up WinLaunch so yes it is still supported but the update server has changed
1Eres Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, it's a good work, but now I switched to OS X :D (Big Grin) 
trancongvu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Hi MrC0rrupted, I really like this useful program but Im experiencing some minor problem with it in my Windows 8.1 system. The program started normally, when I pressed F button a smaller window showed up but I cannot drag any items onto it. Can you show me how to fix it? Many thanks!!!
MrC0rrupted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Windows 8.1 support has been fixed
HydroStudio Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very NICE! Thanks Bro :)
It works Good :)
awaisagha Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What's different in it? xlaunchpad gives the same thing.
MorangoLive Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
very nice, thx
shinra35888 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
1. Pressing the middle mouse button crashes the app.

2. Requesting the ability for all desktop items to go in one icon. Then it will make it easier for them to be put within other icons.

3. When windows 7 desktop changer is activated, it doesn't have a smooth transition like when viewer wallpaper in windows by itself. It just abruptly changes to the next wallpaper.

4. Create an option that makes you never see the icons on your desktop again (when this program is up). Then when it closes, you just see a clear desktop.
RcNuke Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Please help. I trying to understand the software using windows 8 x64.

carlosgama Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013

So, MrC0rrupted, still no news on Mission Control for Windows?

Please, don't get me wrong, I love Winlaunch and have been using it for a long time, now.

Beta? It looks pretty final to me... That is why I think its time to move on... To Mission Control!

Anyway, please keep up the good work.



zequihumano Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
I think right now it's only missing some right-click functionality, and maybe an "Apply" button.
FreddySmith Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
thanks for the app. want to bind activation to CTRL + ~ but cannot find Tilde in Hotkeys
eddygraphic Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
it doesn't work in windows xp :(
iKran-Dev Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Have this app works really well, however there is a issue with windows 8 that doesn't allow it to get the current desktop wallpaper. when I activate it it comes up with just the black background. the work around is to set the backgeound to the one I currently have on the desktop. Didn't know if this was a known bug or not.
HeyItsJono Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Recently this app has been consuming about 40% CPU out of nowhere. Not sure why, it never used to do this.
Lestat117x Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Hey man, I love your app. I was wondering if there's a way to change the icon of the programs when running it? It's just that some programs icons look blurry and I'd like to change it. Thanks so much for this, it's awesome!
cdmckeon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Are you still developing this app? If you are or are not, would you update your page here so we know? Because it's fantastic, and I wouldn't mind putting out $5, but I'd like the crashing issue when I change settings to get resolved. This is an awesome app that all windows users should get because it outclasses anything microsoft has for launching apps (esp win 8), and works much nicer than apple's version, too! Many thanks.
Liode Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It used to work fine for me, but now it crashes every time. :( I've tried both 32 and 64 bit versions. 32 bit gets no response, and 64 keeps crashing, and I'm on a 64-bit.
BabyBlueSapphire Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Feature request?

-Added search function like Mountain Lion

-Ability to make actual windows folders as folders in launchpad
asdatapel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hey can i get some help here?
You say youve developed this in c#, but im wondering how you managed to do the "Desk Mode" thing.
Ive looked everyewhere but i cant find a way to keep a program locked on top of the desktop. Any help?
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