Save As... - saves the current file to
a different file name
Import... - imports a MadAppLauncher(*.mal)
Exit - closes the program
Drag and Drop Mode - allows a user to be
able to drag and drop items. When checked, the 4 menu items
below are temporarily disabled.
Always on Top
Always Center on Screen
Hide Empty Tab Buttons
Auto Hide - automatically minimizes the
program to the system tray. The program is minimized to the
system tray when one of the following actions occur: Pressing
ESC (escape key) while the program has focus Clicking on the
[x] box in the upper-right corner of the program window) Pressing
a key or clicking on a button to launch a program
Always On Top - makes the program the top-most
Always Center on Screen - automatically
centers the program in your screen
Hide Empty Tab Buttons - hides empty tab
Add Current Data File -
adds the current open data file to the list.
Organize Data Files... - organize and
delete data files on the list. To change the access key for
a data file, select the file from the list and in the "Menu
name for the currently selected data file:" text box,
prepend the letter/access key with an underscore (eg.
Move Up - moves the selected item up.
Move Down - moves the selected item down.
Remove - removes the selected item.
Sort - sort the menu names in ascending order.
Menu name for the currently selected data file: - allows editing of the menu name that shows under the Data menu. Add an underscore ('_') before the letter
to be used as a keyboard shortcut. For example, if you want to quickly open a data file with the menu name Games, rename it to _Games. To load it using the keyboard, press Alt+D, then press G.
Open Start Menu (User) -
opens the current user's Start Menu folder in File Explorer.
Open Start Menu (All Users) - Opens the
current user's Start Menu folder in File Explorer.
HotKey - opens the HotKey configuration
dialog box. You can change the key combination used to activate
the program in this dialog box.
Activate tab - activates the specified
tab (*only applies when using the hotkey)
Theme - changes the current theme
Add - adds a MaxLauncher theme
contained in a zip file
Delete - deletes the selected theme
Copy - creates a copy of the
Customize - allows editing of
themes. (Only applies to user customizable themes. By
convention, themes that end in an @ sign is
customizable.) The properties that are customizable
depend on the type of theme.
Reset - resets the current theme.
(Only applies to user customizable themes. By
convention, themes that end in an @ sign is
Minimize on Close - if checked, window
is minimized when closing using the UI. Otherwise, the program
will be closed.
Show in taskbar when minimized - shows
the taskbar button when the window is minimized or closed
Start minimized - if this option is
unchecked, the main window will not be displayed when the
program is first launched
Auto select tab - enables other ways
to select tabs Note: You can also use the mouse wheel to
Always show menu - show/hide the
menu. When the menu is hidden, press
key to show the menu.
Open last file used - if checked, updates
will be checked on startup
Check for updates on startup - if checked,
updates will be checked on startup
Single instance - if cecked, running MaxLauncher.exe or
its shortcut will activate the currently running instance if there is
one. Note: single instance mode will only activate the instance that was
ran using the same path to MaxLauncher.exe. For example, C:\MaxLauncher.exe will
start or activate the instance that was ran using C:\MaxLauncher.exe. If
C:\PortableApps\MaxLauncher.exe is ran, it will either create a new
instance or activate a running instance of C:\PortableApps\MaxLauncher.exe
Double-click mouse to launch - requires a double-click on a button to launch it
Press key twice to launch - requires two consecutive presses of a button's key to launch it (e.g. Press E twice to launch whatever is assigned to button E)
Language - select the language to
use for MaxLauncher
Visit Web Site - opens the program's website
using the default Internet browser
Program Information - displays configuration
About - shows information about the program
Button (Context Menu: right-click)
Open file location - opens the folder where
the program assigned to the button is located
Edit - edits the properties
Default Icon - uses the associated
icon for the program/file
Browse Icon... - browse for
a custom icon
Browse Image... - browse for
an image to use as an icon
Name - description of the program/file
Target - the program or file to
Arguments - command-line arguments
used by the program
Start In - specify the working
Run - the initial window state
of the program
Run as administrator - runs the
program with admin privilege
Window title - title of the window
to match when moving or resizing the window. When matching
Windows Explorer titles, it is best to check "Display
the full path in the title bar"
Open Windows Explorer
Select Tools from the menu or Alt-T
Select Folder options
select the View tab
check "Display the full path in the title bar"
Window process name - specify the
process name of the window which title is to be matched.
Process names are usually the same as the program.exe's
name without the ".exe". Specifying the process name
is only necessary when moving/sizing a window when
Window title property is insufficient -- some other window is moved/resized instead
of the expected one.
For example: Lets say you have a
button configured to run Excel with its
= "Excel" and
you have a file named "Excel test.txt"
currently open in notepad. When you run Excel, the program
may match the notepad window with "Excel test.txt"
instead of running Excel. To avoid this behavior, set the Window
process name to "Excel" to force the program to only
match window titles that is an Excel window.
Group ID - specify a name for launching
a group of buttons. Set the same Group ID for all buttons
to be launched when one of them is pressed.
Note: Run must be set to Normal in the Properties
Location/Size Presets - specify
the automatically calculated window size or select
Custom to specify the custom
location and size of the window
When Location/Size Presets is set
to Custom, the following will
Reference Window - select the
window that you want to use to fill the location
Left - left coordinate of the
Top - top coordinate of the
Width - width of the window
(set to 0 to use the current width)
Height - height of the window
(set to 0 to use the current height)
Cut - copies the properties to the clipboard
then deletes them
Copy - copies the properties for pasting
to another button
Paste - pastes the properties currently
on the clipboard
Delete - deletes the properties
Tab (Context Menu: right-click)
Rename - renames the tab's title
Add - adds an empty tab
Copy - copies the tab and its contents
to the internal clipboard
Paste - pastes the tab and its contents
currently on the clipboard to the specified tab
Delete - deletes the selected tab
Sort buttons by...
Name - sorts the buttons of the selected tab by name
Target - sorts the buttons of the selected tab by target