A tip using Launchy

As part of my current toolbox, every day as soon as the PC boots I start TrueCrypt, Evernote, Remember The Milk, Total Commander, Dropbox and Everything.

Going through each was taking a couple of minutes every morning, even using Launchy. After a while I did some research about how to automate the task, with the result of a small batch file called ‘all.bat’ having the following code:

@echo off
if not "%1"=="" "c:\Program Files\Truecrypt\truecrypt.exe" /auto favorites /password %1 /quit
if "%1"=="" "c:\Program Files\Truecrypt\truecrypt.exe" /auto favorites /quit
echo TrueCrypt ready
start /d "c:\Program Files\Evernote\Evernote3.5\" Evernote.exe
echo Evernote ready
start /d "c:\Program Files\Total Commander\" totalcmd.exe
echo Total Commander ready
start /d "c:\Program Files\Everything\" Everything.exe
echo Search Everything ready
start C:\Users\shanahane\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --app="http://www.rememberthemilk.com/offline"
echo Remember the milk ready
if not "%1"=="" start C:\Users\shanahane\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe /home

When I am ready, I just call Launchy with an Alt-Space and write all, press Tab and then write the password for my TrueCrypt disk. A few seconds later I am ready to go.

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2 thoughts on “A tip using Launchy

  1. Magoo

    Need update you toolbag section. Only Total Commander is listed.
    Evernote is a synonymous of “Papelito” :)

    Nos vemos

  2. Eduardo Post author

    I Know, I know. In fairness I don’t even know why or how I ended up doing the last posts. I am doing a few bits and pieces here and there, and at some point will update the tools.

    Now, Evernote is a lot more than Papelito (version 3, unpublished), both because it has on line storage, and because they are doing 800K a month. En fin.


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