Applications on demand with Apwal program launcher

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Article from Issue 55/2005
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Launching a program by clicking

with your mouse can have a few

disadvantages. Users lose their

way in nested menu structures,

and desktop icons can become

hidden behind windows. The

Apwal program launcher makes it

easy to launch with a click.

Modern desktops and window

managers typically give you all

the options you need to launch

your favorite programs by clicking with

your mouse. This saves time, as clicking

takes just a couple of seconds, in contrast

to entering commands at the command

line. But this still wasn’t fast

enough for Pascal Eberhard. Moving

active windows to look for icons wasn’t

his idea of efficiency. This prompted Pascal

to develop Apwal [1], an icon-based

program launcher that pops up a userdefined

selection of icons under the

mouse cursor when called on.

The program name is an acronym for advanced

and powerful window app

launcher.

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