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#1 C0rrupted

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:56 AM

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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
All feedback is appreciated!

How to use WinLaunch

Download latest version
Official website

v0.4.8.2(Released)

0.4.4.2 -> 0.4.8.2
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  • updated languages
  • fixed mouse lag
  • improved startup time
  • fixed support for windows 8.1
  • added item context menus
  • fixed middle mouse button double click activation
  • added installer
  • moved items and settings to %appdata%/WinLaunch/

0.4.4.2 -> 0.4.5.2
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  • Updated languages
  • fixed some bugs
  • fixed closebox hit-testing
  • fixed updater bug
  • added several new translations
  • refined some animations
  • added a full auto updater
  • fixed some language bugs

0.4.1 -> 0.4.2
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  • added Lion authentic folder renaming (click on the folder title)
  • added thumbnails for images
  • several small visual improvements (like fading page indicators, fading folder title, ...)
  • completely changed icon rendering -> less ram usage, indepedent icon scaling, sharp text and images
  • changed the rename window -> added fly in animation, removed icon preview (might come back, tell me if you miss it)
  • increased DockLaunch speed (use WinLaunchStarter.exe instead of WinLaunch.exe)
  • made some slight adjustments to the Welcome screen
  • items are now added to the end of a page
  • fixed folder thumbnails order
  • fixed Item deletion bug
  • fixed delay when changing settings
  • fixed Welcome screen bug
  • fixed activation bug on desktop
  • fixed Synaptics activation error
  • fixed folder title overflow bug
  • fixed multi-monitor bug ocurring when monitors where arranged right to left
  • fixed bug when switching from window to fullscreen mode while dragging the window
  • fixed DPI scaling

0.4 -> 0.4.1
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  • changed icon
  • reorganized the settings (Design / Background)
  • improved left click scrolling
  • fixed bg positioning
  • added the background split effect
  • made improvements in memory management
  • added options to customize animation timing
  • added icon darkening effect on click
  • fixed folder renaming issue (close instead of rename)
  • fixed blurriness issue (although you might need to manually adjust the icon size to fit your screen!)
  • made some adjustments to the default theme
  • changed minimum folder items to 2
  • added InstantMove mode(Lion like)
  • added TabletMode option (Settings / General / Controls), The default now is instant
  • changed Escape mapping (ESC Hides WinLaunch, CTRL + ESC closes WinLaunch)
  • changed FadeIn animation when background image is used
  • changed Launch animation
  • added option to show the welcome screen again (in the About section)
  • added option to block WinLaunch when a fullscreen app is running (Activation/Misc)
  • added Synaptics activation and scrolling

0.3.3 -> 0.4
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  • some bugfixes
  • Resize options
  • All new animations and look
  • Mouse-wheel paging
  • Full unicode compatibility(64bit)
  • Shortcut activation / DockLaunch
  • Skins / Themes
  • new settings window
  • hide-able toolbar
  • Hot-corners
  • Autostart option
  • Show desktop option
  • Auto Updater
  • Some memory improvements (will be improved further)
  • Touchscreen friendly
  • custom backgrounds

0.3.2 -> 0.3.3
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  • made moving items much easier
  • multi-screen support
  • fixed bug were icons disappeared out of folders
  • automatically adjusts to work area (theme fix)
  • fixed memory leak / made overall improvements in memory management (uses less / loads faster etc.)

0.3.1 -> 0.3.2
---------------------------

  • fixed some icons not showing up
  • fixed rare glitch on icon removal
  • experimental fix for the keyboard focus issue
  • please notify me if it still happens.

0.3 -> 0.3.1
---------------------------

  • fixed some paths not getting resolved correctly on x64 systems

0.2 -> 0.3
---------------------------

  • Folders
  • Refined animations
  • Item & Folder Renaming
  • Simple configuration(ToBeImproved)
  • Lot of behind-the-scenes changes

0.1 -> 0.2
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  • minor performance optimizations
  • only 1 instance at a time allowed
  • to quickly change between pages you can now click on the page indicators
  • changed hotkey to SHIFT + TAB (will be configurable in future versions)

Please notify me of all bugs that you might encounter.
LaunchpadByC0rrupted@gmail.com


Edited by C0rrupted, 14 August 2014 - 05:08 PM.


#2 Villain

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:44 AM

What language? .Net?

#3 yanike

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:51 AM

great work!

#4 C0rrupted

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:42 AM

What language? .Net?


The first version was written in C++ (using GDI+ for drawing), but the performance wasn't satisfying,
so i rewrote the whole thing in C# with WPF (DirectX), performance is quite amazing now
Kinda ironic isnt it :)

At the moment the code is not fully optimized, but when its finished i plan to release it.

BTW: love all your apps ;)

Regards
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Edited by C0rrupted, 16 January 2012 - 08:12 AM.


#5 C0rrupted

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:43 AM

great work!


Thanks :)
Glad that you like it

#6 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:13 AM

Cool job B) ... welcome to Winmatrix :)

#7 C0rrupted

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:40 PM

Video and Download added :)

#8 Preath

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:47 PM

wow :D cool, i would prefer PC os's to a little more like tablets with the idea that you drag with your finger to scroll, would be nice to use the mouse on PC to drag with it to scroll up and down and so on. And then long-press on a text to be able to select it.

#9 C0rrupted

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:04 PM

wow :D cool, i would prefer PC os's to a little more like tablets with the idea that you drag with your finger to scroll, would be nice to use the mouse on PC to drag with it to scroll up and down and so on. And then long-press on a text to be able to select it.


thanks :)

i agree, it just feels more fluent and responsive
apple is definitely heading in this direction too

#10 foan

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

I LOVE it!

Please add the rename functionality!

#11 C0rrupted

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:19 PM

I LOVE it!

Please add the rename functionality!


thank you :)
I put it on the list

Edited by C0rrupted, 28 December 2011 - 10:19 PM.


#12 SharmanNet

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

Looks really nice! :D

#13 Jatin

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:12 AM

Welcome to WinMatrix.
Winlaunch looks amazing. Keep up the great work!

#14 C0rrupted

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:59 PM

just a quick update to everyone interested,
as of now folders are working

screens and videos will follow soon.

Regards
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#15 CAS91572

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:32 PM

Welcome to Winmatrix!

Winlaunch looks amazing! keep us updated on your progress

#16 C0rrupted

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:15 PM

added some screens and info about the upcoming update

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#17 tech_twist

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

i really love it... thanks!

BTW how do you group icons here? i saw your picture with grouped icons.

Edited by tech_twist, 02 January 2012 - 01:19 PM.


#18 C0rrupted

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:38 PM

i really love it... thanks!

BTW how do you group icons here? i saw your picture with grouped icons.


thanks ;)

creating folders will be available in the v0.3 update
it's planned to be released sometime tomorrow

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Edited by C0rrupted, 03 January 2012 - 08:27 AM.


#19 USG Ishimura

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:52 AM

Wow, I simply love this program. Using it right now!

#20 Jamesw4

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:58 AM

Any plans for extra ways to invoke, a desktop shortcut for example? Tried a few launchpad substitues but this is by far the best even unfinished!

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