Anybody remember Launcher?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mjstew33, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    Well, I'd really like to be able to use Launcher that was found in the older Classic Mac OS's.

    My school uses it all the time (on Classic).

    As I do know there is someway to reinvent the Launcher or to download it because my school just got 35 iBooks, aka "mobile lab" and they all have Tiger and have a Launcher. And when it is open ... it even shows the Launcher icon in the dock.

    Any suggestions?
    I would like the acutal Launcher, not one of those remade ones and I don't want to pay for it.

    Anybody?
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Is launcher an app that allows you to launch apps with a keystroke and typing in the first few letter of their name?

    If that's what you're looking for, Butler or Quicksilver should do the trick. I personally love butler. http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/12170
     
  3. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    No, that's not what I'm talking about.

    It looks like this for those of you who need a flash back of Classic, haha.

    http://www.bethel.edu/its/is/teaching-technology/serveraccess/images/OS9/launcherwindow.gif

    Unfortunatley that page has Windows icons in that Launcher :(... they are servers or something
     
  4. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I've never used OS9 or classic. Whats the function of that thing? It looks like a pre-historic Finder Window to me.
     
  5. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    Anybody else?

    Duff-man?
    CanadaRAM?
    madjew?
    iGary?

    ....hmmmf....
     
  6. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Ya, reading your post I can still hear that familiar "click" sound when opening it up back in the OS 8 days. Brian Hill has a site for some of the older apps; I think there's a cocoa version of the 7/8 Launcher. I'll post back if I find anything else.
    http://personalpages.tds.net/~brian_hill/launcher.html
     
  7. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    That is EXACTLY what my school uses in Mac OS X! Thanks!!

    :) :) :D
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    In Mac OS 9, all you had to do was to create a bunch of aliases in a folder and change the view to buttons.
     
  9. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Yeah.
    Or a new folder, put the aliasses in it, and drag it to the bottom of the screen: Pop-up folder.

    The Dock does everything for me now. I love it.
     

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