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
Center on Screen - automatically
centers the program in your screen
Hide Empty Tab Buttons - hides empty tab
Hide Tab Buttons Row
Row 1 - hides row 1
Row 2 - hides row 2
Row 3 - hides row 3
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 its [Menu
prepend the letter/access key with an underscore (eg.
M_ain.mld, where "a" is the intended access key.).
Move Up - moves the selected item up.
Move Down - moves the selected item down.
Remove - removes the selected item.
Sort - sorts the menu names in ascending order.
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.
Open Control Panel - opens the Control Panel
Open AppsFolder - opens the AppsFolder. Applies to Windows 8 or later.
View Group Launch List - displays a
list of buttons that are grouped to be launched
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
the currently selected theme. This 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.
This only applies to user customizable themes. By
convention, themes that end in an @ sign is
Minimize on Close - the main window
will be minimized when clicking the [X] button
is clickedj or [Alt] + [F4] is spressed. Otherwise, the program
will be closed.
Show in taskbar - shows
the taskbar button when the window is minimized or closed.
Start minimized - minimizes the
window when the
program is first launched.
Auto select tab - activates a tab when the mouse pointer
hovers over it without clicking the mouse button.
Note: You can also use the mouse wheel to switch tabs
Hide menu(press Alt to show) - shows/hides the
menu. When the menu is hidden, press
key to show the menu.
Open last file used -
automatically loads the last file used when the
Check for update on startup -
checks for program updates when the program
Single instance - 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)
Always use application theme - if checked, the application (global) theme is used for all data files. Otherwise, data file themes are used. To change a data file's theme,
uncheck this option and change the theme as you normally would and the new theme will be saved into the data file.
Language - selects 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 as administrator - runs the
program with admin privilege
Group Launch 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.
View List - displays a
list of buttons that are grouped to be
launched together. Note: This list will
not display the current button being
Note: Run must be set to Normal in the Properties
displays a view on how the window will
be displayed on the screen based on the
Run - the initial window state
of the program
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 -
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.
Location/Size Presets (requires
Run=Normal and Window
title="some title") - select a
predefined window location/size or select
Custom to specify
When Location/Size Presets is set
to Custom, the following
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
Clear - deletes all the buttons within
Sort buttons by...
Name - sorts the buttons of the selected tab by name
Target - sorts the buttons of the selected tab by target