Launchy 2.3.0 Adds Support for FTP Clients and Download Applications
Tuesday April 13th, 2004
Henrik Gemal writes in with news that Launchy 2.3.0 has been released: "The two major things in this release is the support of FTP clients and download clients. This means that the list of supported applications is now up to 37. Among these are GetRight, Mass Downloader, BitTorrent, FlashGet, UltraFXP, WS_FTP Pro." Version 2.3.0 also adds support for Avant Browser and Crazy Browser.
"Launchy is an Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird extension (Windows only) that will enable you to open links and mailtos with external applications like Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Outlook, BSPlayer, Windows Media Player and others. Launchy will auto detect all applications."
I installed Launchy because I wanted the option of editing a page in Nvu from Firefox. I noted that it appeared to be possible to add apps using launchy.xml.
I have run into some problems, however.
1. Launchy appears to have successfuly been installed, but Launchy found only two apps apparently.
On right click I get:
Open in IE //Huh? Where are Netscape and Firefox?? View source in notepad.
2. When writing launchy.xml it is not explicitly clear (to me) which type# to use.
(from <http://gemal.dk/mozilla/launchy.html?ver=2.4.0>) type: The type of application. The following types are supported:
1. Browsers (fx Mozilla) 2. Mail clients (fx Mozilla Thunderbird) 3. Media clients (fx Windows Media Player) 4. FTP clients (fx WS_FTP) 5. Download Managers (fx FlashGet) 6. File Explorers (Windows Explorer)
If I go by the order they are listed above (on the same page) Browsers: Mail: Media FTP: Download: Editors:
I would assume type 6.
Thus my xml file should look like: <LaunchyApps> <LaunchyApp name="Nvu" type="6" exe_full="C:\Program Files\Nvu\nvu.exe" /> </LaunchyApps>
I see no effect after doing this.
In attempting to troubleshoot the problem I note that there is no user chrome directory in the default installation of Firefox. I do have userChrome-example.css in the .../Application Data\Phoenix\Profiles\default\xxxxxxxx.slt\chrome directory. (xxxxxxx is the directory name on my installation).
Can someone (anyone) clarify any of this?