Lacuna Launcher -- Launch Multiple Programs from a Single Shortcut
RandallS - Sun, 2009-11-08 10:01
If you are anything like me, you often need to launch multiple programs to do your work. For example, when I'm working on a web page I need my HTML editor, my browser, my photo editor, my text editor to use as a scratch pad, and I need to start my local web server and database server. It's a bit annoying to have to find each of these programs in my start menu (I don't do the hundreds of icons on my desktop bit) and start it.
Enter the freeware Lacuna Launcher.
Lacuna Launcher allows me to create a text file (in Notepad or any other text editor) listing the programs I want to start, one per line, in the order I want to start them. I then create a shortcut to Lacuna Launcher with the name of the text file I created as an argument. I can click on this "Web Design" shortcut and all my programs open one by one. Of Course, opening a number of large programs at once can slow the computer to a crawl as it tries to access them all on the hard drive at one time. Lacuna Launcher can help prevent this as you can tell it to wait for a number of seconds before starting the next program on the list. A delay as short as one or two seconds can make my system much more responsive when starting a number of large programs.
Lacuna Launcher is a simple program that does what it does quite well -- and adds a very useful feature to Windows.
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista
Web Site: http://appsapps.info/lacunalauncher.php