Launchy 2.5.0 released

Launchy version 2.5.0 has been released.

The two major things in this release is the support for adding your own applications and an options dialog.

What's new:
- Fixing Outlook Express support
- Netscape Composer support added
- Syn Text Editor support added
- WordPad support added
- Options dialog - Mozilla Firefox only
- Add skin support in install.js
- Added launchy.xml loading support
- Much much much more!

Launchy is an Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird extension and will enable you to open links and mailto's with external applications like Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Outlook, BSPlayer, Windows Media Player and others. Launchy will auto detect all applications. For at full list of supported applications please read the Launchy page. See Screenshots.

And yes! Launchy works in nightly builds of Mozilla Firefox!

May 16, 2004 10:46 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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I get an install error when trying to install 2.5.

The first attemt showed an error code (sorry, can't remember which) and then the message "chrome registration error".

Second and following attempts just gave "Not a valid install package".

(Mozilla 1.7RC1 with Multizilla

I am looking forward to using the launchy.xml file - that's a really nice addition.

Comment by Jens Gyldenkærne Clausen at May 17, 2004 11:26 AM | Permalink

Could add support for NetTransport (

Comment by Maxwel Leite at May 17, 2004 06:17 PM | Permalink

Thanks for this great Mozilla extension (wich I use with Firefox)! I would also like to see support for NetTransport ( added!

Site icon Comment by Nico at May 17, 2004 08:36 PM | Permalink

It seems as if the autodetection doesn't find Opera 7.5 - is that true?

Comment by Jens Gyldenkærne Clausen at May 19, 2004 12:23 AM | Permalink

You can add NetTransport by adding the following to your launchy.xml file which should be located in the chrome folder of your profile directory:

<command>C:\Program Files\Xi\NetTransport 2\NetTransport.exe</command>

Please read how to format your here:

Site icon Comment by Henrik Gemal at May 19, 2004 09:57 AM | Permalink

I have now got the launchy.xml file up and running - works great btw - but I have a few questions.

a) The example xml-file displayed at is not valid xml (the root element is not closed). The extensions works fine if one closes the configurations tag (probably also without) - but I think it would be nice if the configuration file was in valid xml format.

b) What are the conditions for showing links to editors (type 7)? I haven't found any link type where the editor links are shown.

c) Some of the autodectections in Lanchy doesn't work. FireBird is not detected, Netscape is not detected and Opera is not detected on my computer. For Netscape, the problem might be that Launchy is looking for Netscape 6.x (currently not installed) and not Netscape 4.x. Regarding Opera, I have three versions installed - 6.06, 7.21 and 7.5. The debug option gives the following information:

launchy: Looking for <Opera> in <HKEY_CURRENT_USER> at <Software\Opera Software\Last CommandLine v2>

launchy: <Opera> registry entry found <C:\programmer\opera7\opera.exe>

launchy: Opera isn't at: <C:\programmer\opera7\opera.exe>

- but Opera 7.21 *is* present at that excact position. It would be nice if the extension found the newest operaversion (present at opera75/opera.exe), but it surprices me that Launcy fails to find any of the installed Opera versions.

I have used launchy.xml to put all my test browsers in the launchy menu - and this option is *really* great. But I hope that the autodetection can be a bit better - at least in regards to detecting Opera.

regards from Jens

Comment by Jens Gyldenkærne Clausen at May 24, 2004 01:11 PM | Permalink

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