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XLaunchpad1.1 Beta - Launchpad for Win 2015-12-10 by xwidgetsoft XLaunchpad1.1 Beta - Launchpad for Win 2015-12-10 by xwidgetsoft
XLaunchpad - Launchpad for Windows

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XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts.Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by grouping apps in folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder. you can name the folder whatever you like when you open the folder.

Update log:

Installation package:
Portable package:

You can freely include this software into your CDROM/skinpacks or release it anywhere.

Updated: 12/10/2015
Requirements: WindowsXP/Vista/Windows7/Windows8

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Thanks to Piratz made this video

[How to uses]
-- Run XLaunchpad.exe
-- Press Default Hokey F12 Or move mouse to Top-left Screen corner to activation it
-- Right click it background or Right click tray icon for more settings,etc : adjust icons size and spacing , Enabled background blur.
-- Drag&Drop some files/folders on to XLaunchpad to add shortcut
-- Drag&Drop the shortcut onto another shortcut to crreate folder
-- When you play fullscreen game or video,you can check the meunitem "Silence mode",will not be activation by hotkey or screen hot corner.
-- Right click on shortcut to change shortcut settings
-- Holding your left mousebutton down on an shortcut will activate Jiggle-EditMode,Click the little "X" button in the top left corner to delete shortcut item.

XLaunchpad run fast and smooth.

All feedback is appreciated :)

XLaunchpad needs an video ,If you created one or would like to create one please contact me ,and uploat to youtube, Thanks :)

The Installation package contains the optional third-party software,if you do not need please uncheck it. This can help XLaunchpad to maintain free and continue to develop. thanks.

[Update log]
v1.1  2015.12.10
1. Add search function: type words and auto-search,press Return or Up/Down/Right/Left keyboard to select
2. Fully improve background blur
3. Improve animation and speed
4. Add AutoSort option by shortcut usage

v1.0.9 2013.5.18
Add: Auto Backup When Exit Application
Add: Tray icon popup menu add item "Backup/Restore"
Fixed: crashes when click close button to delete some shortuct
Improved stability

v1.08 2012-7-31
Add: Scale Animation Effect when Mouse click icon
Add: Option of "Enabled Scale Animation Effect when Mouse click icon"
Fixed: Background Blur function Sometimes does not work or popup error
Fixed: Restore the right-click menu "Add-File/Folder" menuitems
Improve: When the display number is changed will automatically reload
Add Language pack: Traditional Chinese, Japanese , Latvian , Vietnamese

v1.07 2012-5-24
Add: Right click menu add "Add--Window Mode", You can check it when you need drag and drop to add file or folder or URL to XLaunchpad
Add: Right click menu add "Add--Web URL"
Add: Support drag and drop URL link from Web Browser into XLaunchpad to add shortcut of URL
Add: You can input URL into shortcut setting's path to open URL
Add: Add "options" command line to open Options window
Fixed: White Background When resume from sleep problem
Fixed: Lost focus when close option window problem
Improve: Max line EveryPage from 8 to 15
Improve: Improve the response speed and fluency with Max Memory mode

v1.0.6 2012-5-1
Fixed Background blank or strech after system sleep Resume
Fixed RightClick PopupMenu "View--Refresh background" problom
Fixed Not auto activation in DeskMode when restart OS
Fixed Not Align Center problom
Fixed Auto activation After UAC PopOut

Add RightClick PopupMenuItem "Add--Background Blur"
Add RightClick PopupMenuItem "Add--Set As Default Page"
Add RightClick PopupMenuItem "Refresh"
Add click shortcut will not Fadout when Press CTRL key
Add press F3 enter EditMode
Add Caption support Two lines to view Option
Add Background blur when DeskMode
Add "Caption Font Color/Frame/Shadow" Options
Add "Hide Tray Icon" Option
Add "Show Caption When MouseEnter" Option
Add "Folder Setting" RightClick MenuItem,support custom folder's icon
Add Background Blur Radius Option
Add PageIndicator Bottom Offset Option
Remove mouse right button drag flip page function
Improve performance and speed of response when enabled Max Memory Mode

Add Translation:
Turkish by King Greek
Polish by Adam Jezynski
Portuguese BR by Paulo Ricardo
Русский by Довлет Шихмурадов
Bulgarian by Anton Nikolaev

v1.0.5 2012-3-17
Add Thumb view for shortcut of Picture
Add Multi-Screen support, Setting--Layout--select screen
Add XLaunchpadStarter.exe file, Pin it to Dock or Taskbar will quickly Activation XLaunchpad
Add relative path support for shortcut,you can input relative path into "Shortcut Setting -- path"
Add AutoFit when Screen resolution change
Add AutoOpen folder and begin editing folder name When drag one shortcut to another shorucut to create folder
Fixed delete shortcut not auto delete temp ico file bug
Change page Indicator to Mac OSX Lion Style
Add French, Spanish, Finnish Language file
Fixed other small bugs

v1.0.4 2012-3-14
Fixed bug of Doubleclick desktop show/hide option
Add Shutdown/Restart/Sleep/CloseMonitor in Right MenuItem "Add"
Add Option "Show Confirm Dialog When Delete Shortcut"
Add "Random" Shake When Edit Mode
Add custom tray icon support: replace ResImagesTray.ico file
Add Option "Icon Cursor uses HandPoint"
Add Option "DoubleClick Desktop to Show/Hide XLaunchPad"
Fixed bug with language bar
Fixed background blank bug
Fixed can not open controlpanel bug in XP
Fixed some App icon blank bug
Add Greek、Korean、Hungarian、German Language file

v1.0.3.303 2012-3-3
Add Shortcut System RightClick Menu and Properties MenuItem
Add "Add/Delete Desktop RightClick MenuItem" Option ( Settings - Others)
Add "Add/Delete Send To RightClick MenuItem" Option ( Settings - Others) , After add it, you can select multi files/folders and right click to send them to add shortcut in XLP
Add "Auto Close up Folder After Launched Shortcut" Option ( Settings - Others)
Fixed shortcut icon sometimes shift
Fixed not auto activation after restart if you enabled DeskMode
Fixed when you adjust icon size but icons in folder not currect until restart XLP
Shortcut cursor style change to HandPoint
Mouse left button click tray icon will Activation XLP
Fixed other small bugs

v1.0.2.302 2012-3-2
Add "Custom Hotkey" option
Add MultiLanguage support
Add shortcut caption font style option
Add Folder Delete Menuitem
Fixed Blank folder can not delete bug
Fixed drag shortcut into folder not visible bug

v1.0.1.229 2012-2-29
Add Custom background image option
Add Custom shortcut caption font name/size option
Add Recyclebin RightClick menuitem of "Clear Recyclebin"
Add Check new version option

v1.0.1.228 2012-2-28
--Add option "Do not activation when a fullscreen app is running"
--Remove option "Silence mode"
--Fix Add folder have no name bug
--Fix screen hot corner setting lost when restart

[Planned Features]
--Synaptics touch support
--Special Folders "Desktop" to Synchronize the desktop files and icons
--Recycle Bin icon auto detect full and empty
--Support XWidget's widgets and custom them

Piratz made video for XLaunchpad
HPJ Greman Translation
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Fuurio-kun Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Please fix the problem that the software can't load icons that are not on the software folder
RcNuke Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Very nice improvements!
Need fix "start with Windows" after login on System like Xlaunchpad stable version (posted on forum by me).
KurtCobainNirvanaxD Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
hey man great update !
but... there is a white line in the bottom of the launchpad, and its pretty annoying
(i use the taskbar in the top) can you fix it in the next version plz
Erqo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This makes me feel in peace with my pc.

Could'nt have been any better.
Victhor Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Aaahh this is great! Nice Christmas present! ;) 
220v110 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Is this project dead?
xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No, I am developing fully new Version2.0 :)
droot1986 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your website is blocked in firefox for malware theat or smthg
xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ,This is a False positive,I had report this to firefox and google and had fixed :)
MrPaulTalk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist
Where is the Wallpaper from? (:
mastermarciano Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
it's awesome!
UmerKarim Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It takes 3-5 seconds to show when I open it first time after login then it works good.
SNOBAwM Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   Interface Designer
Hi, i would really like to download your application, but when i download from cnet, it downloads a 830kb file, and when i execute it, tries to access my shell32.dll file, and my antivirus deletes it.
I was wondering if you could give me another link to download it, that is not from cnet or softonic?
xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Please download the Portable version,not need install.
bison217 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013

I also have the problem with the non changeable group icon.  Worked perfectly on version 1.08 and stopped on 1.09.518

Great program by the way.

X8SOUSHIRO8X Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Great program! Been using this for awhile now. I just want to report a bug. So I created multiple group of shortcuts then renaming it to my liking. Now the problem is when changing its default icon. No matter what I try to do the default icon won't change. I even checked if I'm using the correct file format for the image and it seemed like there's no problem with that. I hope this problem gets resolved. Thanks!
SearchProjects Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Good idea but working with moré realistic details And icons . But very nice work
Liode Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Can the items.xml from WinLaunch be imported to this?
Fuurio-kun Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
BUG: low quality / blurry custom icons (PNG files)
luccaspaivasilva Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU STILL DIDIN'T FIX THE TILED WALLPAPER ISSUE. (when you got a tiled wallpaper, the launchpad doesn't recognize it)
sunkotora Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your software is awesome ..very good job , thanks
ThatKooKooGuy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any way to make this not full screen? I have some widgets on the screen that I would love to be able to see while using it. something like a "windowed mode" on your last screen shot (how did you do that btw??) but without the window exit, max, min buttons and all that stuff

Shaiderali Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Artist
it is awesome.. i use it daily.. .. my father says that it is more impressive than original one in OSX.
but can u plz add some feature more..?
top centered transparent searchbar with glow effect.
nd dock visibility on full screen..
Kuroh-kun Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
This program is awesome, it runs smoothly, does not take much resources and i'm starting to love it...however, there's a bug, that when you delete an icon when they're shaking, the program just closes (doesn't matter if you have checked or not the "show confirming dialog when delete shortcut" option)...Please take note of this for the next update...
xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks,I will fix this bug at the next update :)
KurtCobainNirvanaxD Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
hey man , great app , but how can i see my dock above the launchpad ? just like in lion ?:(
Dave2399 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When is the next update ?
kdfpseofskpoedfks Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Hey...I use XYPlorer for file browsing. Is there a way that I can open files and folders with it instead of default Explorer?
Dave2399 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you please add a search button in the next update? Like this : [link]
xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I will add search in future version :)
milanioom Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
how do you choose on which display it will be active?
yomismo29 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Intento instalarlo, y una vez que empieza para instalar me queda en getting information y de ahi no pasa

Puedes decirme como hacer para instalarlo?

xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi,You can download the Portable version ,do not need install: [link]
Unzip it and run "XLaunchpad.exe"
yomismo29 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
faragona Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Could you please add an option to remove icon shadow? I'm using some transparent icons and the shadow made them look bad.
xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi,You just need delete or mod the PNG file of shadow at path: XLaunchPad\Res\Images\Shadow.png
faragona Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Oh I see! Thank you :woohoo:
Kalca Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing app i love how it works 10/10 from me :D
3lanc3r Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
So what s the deal with claro search toolbar installed even without asking?
xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, I am very sorry for that, but the addition toolbar is asked before install. please look the xlaunchpad's description :
The Installation package contains the optional third-party software,if you do not need please uncheck it. This can help XLaunchpad to maintain free and continue to develop. thanks.
3lanc3r Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Actually i am checking carefully things like this and i did not see an option to uncheck this damn thing.

Man , it took me 2 days and a lot of soft trying to remove this crap.Harder i try, deeper I go with claro search and other miserable stuff like this.Never expected to have such problems with a freeware program.

In case someone need it - use ComboFix, even MBAM could not remove this shit.

Very disappointing.
xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I am very sorry,but It is really had option to uncheck,please Reconfirmed.
And I had noticed this in my description,
And You can download the Portable version ,do not need install: [link]
lkonnos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Hello, how can i change the icons please? i tried with .png and .ico and it shows an ''?'' icon instated of the icon i choose
Can u please help me?
PS. I am new here!
Arceles Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Still impressive _:D
loveofice Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
is there a way you can disable blur completely so it matches with wallpaper?
xwidgetsoft Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi,You can open XLaunchpad's Options/Settings window, and go to "Appearance" tab page, and uncheck the option "Background >> Enabled Background Blur"
ENoT2015 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Hi, i have bug, when i delete any shortcuts program writes error (sorry for bad english), i dont know maybe it's only on russian translate but please fix it.
jasmin986 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Great app, using it for about a month and it never crashed. Like the XWidget too, good job on these apps.
SNOBAwM Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Interface Designer
OMFG :faint:

No Ubuntu version avalaible plz :fingerscrossed: ???
LEGACY3 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm afraid int the last version there are some bugs :(
When I open a folder and then close it, sometimes the other icons remain with their opacity lowered :(
Also, the application fails due to errors more often then last version
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