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True Launch Bar is a shortcut manager and system enhancement tool that takes the best parts of Windows and streamlines them for ultimate usability.

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What are people saying about True Launch Bar

Mary Wilson I really did like the basic design of the program, I was able to get it to put a few of the items on it and try it out. Unfortunately, I could not get it to work at all like in the video they have. This was the main reason that I even tried the program was due to some of the features I saw in video. I have some programs I use alot and need to access easily and I thought this program would give me access to them from the bottom bar. Unfortunately, though the video looked great, I found no way to perform many of the functions that where shown in the video. In the video you see the program running from the bottome bar. I could not find any directions on getting it to run this way either threw the FAQ or the help screen. All it would run was on a small bar on the top of the computer, There are no directions that show or tell you how to get the program to run in the bottome tool bar. Many of the items it said it can do, I was unable to figure out and the help/FAQ. The Help/FAQ left me so frustrated, I got rid of the program. Still, if you find that you don't mind running the program from the top of your computer, than, you might like it.
Mar 10 2008 at 1:22pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Here is small flash video where you can see how to open True Launch Bar on the taskbar (bottom toolbar): Let me know If this not helped I would be happy to help you.
Tordex - Mar 10 2008 at 7:57pm Copy Link
Nick Katz Originally I used the free version of this for a couple of years before upgrading to the paid version. It takes a while to get it configured the way you want, but once there it is a great program. Besides some categorized launch bars for programs and folders i use most often in the system tray I added plugins for weather and one to check email. Great program and easily worth the reduced price here.
Mar 13 2008 at 2:19am Copy Link
Kevin P I've been using this with WinXP since the last time it was featured on BDJ. It's a great program and has worked flawlessly. I really like it.
Oct 10 2008 at 1:58am Copy Link
Mitchel Haas Great tool.
I also purchased this last time here, and think it's one of the best 10.00 I've ever spent.
Oct 10 2008 at 12:12pm Copy Link
Van Swofford Yeah, same here. I bought it last time and really like it. Good deal.
Oct 10 2008 at 2:02pm Copy Link
Ron Croker I have been trialing "True Launch Bar" this week and very pleased with it. I asked to be emailed when the special offer of $10 was available but I haven't received a reminder. As your offer is based on US time and not UTC I didn't expect an answer until later in my day.
I am not outside the 24 hour period of offer. Is it still possible I could obtain registration of this product at special offer price?
Ron Croker
Oct 11 2008 at 2:08am Copy Link
John Smith Had this program for awhile now. I have yet to take advantage of it's more exotic features, nevertheless as a launch bar on my 64 bit Vista laptop it works great and I am glad I have it.
Jun 14 2009 at 8:32pm Copy Link
Vladimir Radmilovic I'm using this software for years, and it's one of first things that I install on a new system. I even written a review or two on some blogs. It's a tremendous time-saver and, for $10, there's really no reason to think. Highly recommended!
Jun 15 2009 at 5:33am Copy Link
Rick Truell For anyone (like myself) interested in buying True Launch Bar, it should be noted that this time around, the BdJ deal on TLB isn't quite as good as advertised. I went to TLB's website on Friday to check out the program and download a trial copy (and again just a few minutes ago to make sure that nothing had changed before posting this comment) and noticed that they have "Summer Discounts" pricing right now, with TLB selling for $15US. That makes the BdJ discount only $5 (33%), rather than the $10 (50%) that's advertised. Not that a 33% discount isn't a good deal...just not quite as good as the 50% that's advertised :-)
Jun 21 2009 at 8:14am Copy Link
Mitchel Haas I've been using True Launch Bar over a year now, and think it was one of the best purchases I made, and I purchased it at the full price. I usually have a lot of apps open, which leaves little room for my quick launch bar. True Launch Bar fixed that problem, plus allowed me to categorize my shortcuts. Very efficient program, and works great.
Jun 21 2009 at 11:27pm Copy Link
Adrian Williams I've bought it as it's far simpler to configure than Workshelf and more flexible. The 'tear-off' option can give you a completely floating launchbar just like Workshelf if that's what you want. I'm just getting to grips with the advanced features and plug-ins.
Highly recommended for those who want access to progs without the clutter of a full desktop. My desktop is empty - just using True Launchbar. An absolute bargain at todays price.
I've been looking at the forum and the support looks very good - very responsive to suggestions. A++
Dec 5 2009 at 4:24am Copy Link
Rob Ert Hello,

Is 1 license enough when having dual boot (for both sites) and a virtual machine on my PC ?

Thank you very much
Nov 27 2009 at 1:48am Copy Link
Larry Adams I've been using TLB for about 9 months now. I think of it as a vertical Start Menu- I have several nested menu folders open right from the Quick Launch area- saves 2 or 3 mouse clicks I used to make "drilling" through my deeply nested Start Menu. I don't use about 2/3 of what TLB is capable of doing, but the 1/3 I do use is invaluable. Highly recommended. I've got no connection to Tordex, just hope they continue to do well.
Nov 27 2009 at 8:48pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Yes, 1 license is enough.
Tordex - Nov 27 2009 at 8:53pm Copy Link
Peter pereh I know that TLB has a backup option. But what files/folders do I have to back up when using my own backup solution?
Nov 29 2009 at 7:15am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets By default the toolbar folder is: %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Backup all files including the hidden. All menus shortcuts and toolbar settings are in that folder.
Tordex - Nov 29 2009 at 10:27am Copy Link
DrTeeth This software is brilliant. I always haved a 'busy' desktop and this program will allow me to organise things so that it is empty again. Yuri is very helpful and I am happy to support him. It's so good I don't mind that I bought it at full price.

Dec 1 2009 at 8:07am Copy Link
Nick Kobe Hi!

I have a desktop PC and several laptops. I'm the only user of these computers. Is the software license per computer or per user?


Dec 3 2009 at 4:15pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Nick Kobe: You need one personal license. The Personal License ($9.95) is per user.
Tordex - Dec 3 2009 at 6:08pm Copy Link
xCurt I am a devoted TLB user. But I am on Vista, so I have not been able to answer my friends when they ask if TLB really is any good on Win 7. Please?!
Dec 3 2009 at 8:08pm Copy Link
Mitch B Have a great salesday Yuri!
i've bought it last time time you were here, nice stuff & alot to play with!
Dec 3 2009 at 10:16pm Copy Link
John Gambriel I am now using Windows & 64 bit. When I tried this a while back I could not get it to act like the XP feature of docking folders to screen edges, turning them into tool bars. Will this work in TLB in 64bit as described?
Dec 3 2009 at 11:29pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Curt: TLB works fine with the Windows 7 (Also I can to recommend to try the beta version with new skins). Also using of the Standalone TLB is the only way to open toolbars detatched from the taskbar.

John Gambriel: Yes, this is possible to dock TLB to the any screen edge.
Tordex - Dec 4 2009 at 12:47am Copy Link
Alan I purchased the software today. At then end of paying for it, ShareIt gave me a license key, however since normally I also get an email also, I just closed out of the site.

I never did get an email with the license info, so I may need someone to send it to me.

It's been a couple hours, but it's possible that Tordex is closed or something, so I will wait until tomorrow, but if I don't get it, can I get an email address that I can send the request for my license key?

Alan S
Dec 4 2009 at 6:37am Copy Link
Michael R Just tried to buy (for the second time). My first try was in the first hour of this offer and finally, after about 12 hours I got an email back, that my credit-card paying did not get through. (No message, why..)

This time I tried to pay with PayPal. And again this 'Unfortunately the transaction for your order has been delayed'-message.

Last time I tried to pay with ShareIt (and also my first time) was the same. Why does ShareIt needs so long to decide. Others can say immediately if the transaction did work or not!?

When I bought the last time with ShareIt the situation was quite the same: They declined the first order and after having tried another one and having still no answer some minutes before the end of the offer, I tried it again. In the end I had unintentionally bought the product twice. It was quite a work to get the money back for the unwanted second license.

This time - I will not try again until I get a negative message again - I fear, instead of getting it twice, I will not get a single license at all.

Perhaps - in that case - Tordex will let me buy for the current price...

Hoping the best...
Dec 4 2009 at 8:41am Copy Link
brenda adams Happened very quickly for me.
I just bought online using a credit card and in less than an hour I rec'd the license via email.
Dec 4 2009 at 11:45am Copy Link
Alan Yes, I also just received my license key via email.
It's all good.
Dec 4 2009 at 12:06pm Copy Link
Michael R My second try, having being delayed, was also declined. Using a second postal address and paying again with PayPal finally worked directly. Lucky me. Two hours before offer was closed. Looking forward for future adventures with ShareIt.

@Tordex: I really appreciate this fair kind of license: A single license for all computers a user has. Nowadays, that a single user has quite often has a desktop and a laptop, paying per installation is - in my eyes - as if someone wants to make extra money... People can not really multitask, so noone is using a program twice at the very same time...
Dec 4 2009 at 2:49pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Tordex has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 4 2009 at 4:00pm Copy Link
Fred G Agree wirh Michael. Shareit are bunch of pathetic losers, pissed me off the same way, and not the first time. Whoever uses them, will sooner or later end up looking like them, sorry. Never seen such a slow service, all the otheres work immediately and without false redit limit alarms.
Dec 5 2009 at 8:08am Copy Link
Colin McAllister Liked the bar and went to pay for it, but VAT on order form is charged at 19%, while VAT here in UK is currently 15%!

Who is taking the extra 4%?

Was willing to buy Home license, but sticking with Personal now. :-(
Dec 5 2009 at 12:28pm Copy Link
Mary Wilson Does this work with Windows 7?
Jun 10 2010 at 9:18am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Yes, True Launch Bar is compatible with Windows 7.
Tordex - Jun 10 2010 at 9:30am Copy Link
Mike G Really happy with Windows 7 overall, but there are a few exceptions. One of them is Start menu All Programs. Once you get over a certain number of programs installed, going to All Programs is no fun. Thankfully, with True Launch Bar I rarely have to. I use the TLB standalone module to store all my frequently-used applications and tools in an auto-hide sidebar. This lets me keep the Windows taskbar nice and clean with only a few programs. TLB can be customized to look and function just about any way you want. 
Jun 10 2010 at 11:49pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Bought this program ages ago. Couldn't do without it now, loads of features and add-ons (all free) and free upgrades. Takes a bit of getting used to because there are so many features but once you've got the hang of it it's indispensible in my opinion.
Jun 11 2010 at 12:39am Copy Link
Rubby the duck I also own a license of this great tool and I doubt that I will ever be able to live and work without it.
It is highly customisable, which means that one can change its appearance at will, vary the size of the icons and the menues or maybe use a different skin, but also the toolbar itself can vary depending on various factors. Additionally one might download and install several add-ons which add lots of functionality to this toolbar.
I personally use TrueLaunchBar in the taskbar and not as a standalone module and thus I have all imporant data right in sight. I have an email-add-on which automatically checks for incoming mails (incl. spam filter), a wheather forecast, a todo-list for quick notes and several plugins to display system activities, e.g. read/write activity on my harddisk.
I have quick access to all my favourite folders and programmes and I am able to switch between several toolbars (and thus different shortcuts), even automatically whenever I launch a specific application.
And that's just the beginning.
Try it, love it, get it. :-)
Jun 13 2010 at 4:49am Copy Link
S.C. ditto all three previous comments. i run it on all my rigs, along with startkiller. have for some years now. couldnt do without it! get it! ;)
Jun 14 2010 at 5:48pm Copy Link
DrTeeth I also second the above comments - bloody brilliant program AND a responsive developer AND good tech support.
Jun 15 2010 at 5:44am Copy Link
Stephane M I have been trying out this wonderful piece of software today and I am now just sitting in front of the countdown waiting to buy it. ;-)

This tool is awesome! Bravo!!
Jun 15 2010 at 1:31pm Copy Link
Thomas Lattner I do not know the value of the plugins you mention, but this is as superfluous as the original quick launch.

This is my way to get a quick launch feature without wasting space in the task bar AND without spending a penny
1. Right-click on START
2. choose OPEN
3. create folder MyGroup

Now you can drop shortcuts to MyGroup an execute them via START
And yes you can create subgroups/subfolders

(works on WinXP and previous and I am pretty sure that it works on Win7 aswell - please report if not)
Jun 15 2010 at 7:06pm Copy Link
Ennovy Sometimes I think that people get paid for writing good comments here :)

I use powerpro, it's free, feature rich and powerful.
I recommend powerpro.
Jun 15 2010 at 8:11pm Copy Link
DrTeeth @Peter Lievers

Powerpro and its web site has not been updated since Nov 2008. Personally, I choose not to use abandonware.
Jun 15 2010 at 9:12pm Copy Link
Ennovy @Guy Simmons
Bruce Switzer promissed a new release in autumn 2010. (I read about it in the Yahoo user groups)
It's not abandonware. This software is very good and doesn't need frequent updates.
Jun 15 2010 at 9:56pm Copy Link
Dan P It looks good in pictures but I couldn't get it to function properly.  I couldn't get a new menu grouping icon to display and always had to activate it through the Toolbars.  It ended up being as many clicks as using the Start menu.  When I uninstalled it searched through my entire system to remove pieces of itself (ouch!).
Jun 15 2010 at 11:01pm Copy Link
Mike G @Peter Lievers, I wish we got paid! Where do I pick up the check? LOL! No, we're just unpaid computer enthusiasts/geeks writing about our favorite software--or at least I can confirm for myself. @Thomas Lattner, I think many Bits regulars discovered opening Windows Start menu in Explorer years ago. Nevertheless, it could be a useful tip for some. Other than being free, I wasn't impressed enough to use it as a permanent solution. If you find it adequate that's all that really matters. On the other hand, for those who are demanding when it comes to desktop appearance and function, $10 looks like a bargain. :)
Jun 15 2010 at 11:57pm Copy Link
Powerpro Rumors " Bruce Switzer promissed a new release in autumn 2010" If only I had a nickel for every time I've heard this...
Jun 16 2010 at 1:39am Copy Link
Ennovy Well, I must admit : I try it, like it and even buy it :)
It's a bargain!

Jun 16 2010 at 6:16am Copy Link
Glen Hilton Nice, tidy app, fast shortcuts and convenient to use with plenty of user options.  Just purchased.
Jun 16 2010 at 12:44pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Tordex has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 16 2010 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Deleto Maximo I bought this half a year ago, using it on my Windows 7 desktop. In short: This magnificent tool adds everything to the system you wish Microsoft had implemented in the first place. Two thumbs up!
May 30 2011 at 7:00pm Copy Link
Northern sp. z o.o. I have TLB many years and I still using - its very good software with good support from Yuri. I must have :)
May 30 2011 at 8:10pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel This is one of the programs I couldn't do without.
May 30 2011 at 9:30pm Copy Link
Zsolt Szabo If TLB could be activated by middle mouse click (showing a toolbar at the mouse position), I would immediately buy it!
May 31 2011 at 2:59am Copy Link
Roberto ill buy it because unlimited upgrades :)
May 31 2011 at 7:09am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens I'm using this for quite some years now. It's a very nice replacement for the Quick Launch Bar - I have a lot of software installed on my computer, so making available the programs I use most frequently for direct access is really helpful.
May 31 2011 at 4:40pm Copy Link
Roberto When i install the demo version in my computer my context menu does not show the TLB sidebar. Can i solve this? (i installed in wife computer and there works fine, but not in my pc)
Jun 1 2011 at 2:31am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Have you tried restarting the computer?
Jun 1 2011 at 3:05am Copy Link
Roberto Yes, I restarted, reinstalled... and searched in the documentation and forum. I dont know if some antivirus removed the menu entry. (malwarebytes, splybot, avast...). Im on xp sp3.
Menu only show me Desktop and Quick Launch. I tryed to fix with TaskBar Repair Tool with no results.
Jun 1 2011 at 3:38am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Roberto Porcar, contact me by TLB support email, I'll try to help you.
Tordex - Jun 1 2011 at 7:11am Copy Link
Adrian Williams Of all the taskbar software available - this is the one to get. I have a completely empty desktop - all applications are started using true launch bar. Download the trial - you'll buy it for sure!
Jun 1 2011 at 8:11pm Copy Link
Roberto I only want to say about Yuri helped me solving the problem really fast and all works fine now.

Support is fast and effective :)

Thanks for all.
Jun 1 2011 at 8:26pm Copy Link
LittleBiG I had a very special wish about TLB and I received a really useful answer in very short time! I would like to encourage everyone to buy TLB, in order to get fast and effective support from Yuri in the future as well.
Jun 1 2011 at 8:40pm Copy Link
Nick Katz I've been using it for a couple of years at least. Great program and really handy if you can't stand to have a messy desktop.
Jun 2 2011 at 5:15am Copy Link
PG BNax This little gem made life noticeably easier during my Windows days. I've since moved to the Mac world, but I still recommend this to my Win buddies. Really sweet and genuinely useful!
Jun 2 2011 at 1:41pm Copy Link
VLM Wow, great feedback from everyone!

My questiion: After you get your task bar set up, can you access everything using shortcuts only? This is important to me.

Jun 2 2011 at 6:30pm Copy Link
erioforo The best launch tool all over the world. I really appreciate it every day. I purchased it six months ago and I think that the only missed feature is..... to make coffee :-). Many thanks to the Thordex stuff and to BitsToJour for this offer.

Best regards!
Jun 2 2011 at 8:33pm Copy Link
Stan @Rosa: You was right... Thordex offers good stuff ;)
Jun 2 2011 at 9:26pm Copy Link
pumpkin This is one of the best utility I've ever hard. It took a while to configure but when it's done, it's a full-time enjoyment. And don't forget that with a license of TLB, you can use another little gem from the author called Tordex Wheel. I said gem because it's the only scrolling utility (mouse scroll under pointer) I found that can do it on the tree section of "open-save" dialogs without having to click first. That saves me a lot of clicks every day :)

Thank you Yuri and keep up the good work.
Jun 2 2011 at 11:14pm Copy Link
VLM Hi everyone,

I see all the great discussion. Would someone ... anyone ... be willing to respond to my question:

After you get your task bar set up and configured, can you access everything using shortcuts only (without having to use the mouse)?

Jun 2 2011 at 11:21pm Copy Link
pumpkin re: The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors

I've not use this feature before but I believe if you right-click on the button's shortcut for which to wish to assign a hotkey, and choose the option "Hot Key..." (or Ctrl + H), you'll be able to assign a hotkey to this shortcut.
Jun 2 2011 at 11:26pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors

You can use TLB without the mouse. It is possible to set the hotkeys for shortcuts as well as for menus. You can set the hotkey to activate the toolbar and then navigate using the keyboard. You can navigate between menus with keyboards only.
Tordex - Jun 3 2011 at 12:18am Copy Link
Michael K I'd like to thank everyone who has made a contribution to this Conversation because when I see so many folks including long term users say such good things, it makes it easy for me to make a decision and so I am a buyer today.

And thanks to the developer who clearly provides a good product, with good support and a generous offer which again makes the decision easy.

Thanks also to Bits Du Jour for consistently finding these little gems and bringing us 'best of breed' software at very good discounts.

Jun 3 2011 at 2:27am Copy Link
RichU Would this license cover both my home PC AND my laptop?
Jun 3 2011 at 2:59am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @Richard Urmann

Yes. One registered copy of the True Launch Bar (Personal License) may either be used by a single person who uses the SOFTWARE personally on one or more computers.

Home License: 4 computers
Business License: 40 computers
Corporate License: for unlimited computers inside single corporation
Tordex - Jun 3 2011 at 3:30am Copy Link
RichU That is certainly a fair policy for us home users and will be rewarded with a purchase. :^)
I wish more software companies would realize that home users frequently can't afford a separate license for each computer.
Also, thanks for your presence and responses during the session.
Jun 3 2011 at 4:40am Copy Link
VLM I'm also having a checkout problem. I don't use plastic cards and electronic payment systems. May I pay via postal money order?

Thank you kindly ... and for your earlier response to my question. :)
Jun 3 2011 at 5:22am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @Richard Urmann

Try to use the same email as on the PayPal.
Tordex - Jun 3 2011 at 5:22am Copy Link
VLM I see that True Launch Bar includes Tordex Wheel, very nice. And from the web page for that product, I see "Tordex Wheel can be installed on Windows 2000/XP." Will it run on Win7?

Jun 3 2011 at 5:31am Copy Link
pumpkin @The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors

Yes. I myself have Win7 x64 with Tordex Wheel working perfectly :)
Jun 3 2011 at 5:46am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Start Killer: See

"Start Killer is free, you can use this utility as you want.


System requirement:

Start Killer can be installed on Windows XP/XP64/Vista/Vista64/Windows 7."

Jun 3 2011 at 5:46am Copy Link
VLM Thanks guys. Anybody using Start Killer on Win7 x64?

I just read the page listing all the plugins for True Launch Bar. Quite a list!!!
Jun 3 2011 at 5:53am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Start Killer is compatible with Windows 7 x64 as well as with 32 bit Windows.
Tordex - Jun 3 2011 at 6:10am Copy Link
VLM Thanks Yuri, what great support!
Jun 3 2011 at 7:08am Copy Link
David The current Win 7 launch bar at the bottom shows me what programs are open (those icons look different from the unlaunched programs) and by simply hovering over an open program i can see thumbnails of all the open windows. It's not clear to me how to do that in True Launch. All I see is a couple of the open programs over on the right and a scroll bar - that's much less convenient
Jun 3 2011 at 7:29am Copy Link
Andrew Beaumont Here are the two videos:

They are not very good, but maybe somebody find them useful.
Jun 3 2011 at 7:48am Copy Link
M. Ridwan Hakim Is there any way to change taskbar color?
Jun 3 2011 at 8:17am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @M. Ridwan Hakim

No, True Launch Bar can't to change the color of full taskbar, only the color of TLB toolbar.

Also is is possible to use TLB in standalone mode (out side the taskbar), and set the color as you want.

PS. Andrew Beaumont posted the videos to the "Getting Started with True Launch Bar". Not final videos but can be useful. Thank you.
Tordex - Jun 3 2011 at 8:32am Copy Link
VLM Hi Yuri,

I do not understand this:

"Also is is possible to use TLB in standalone mode (out side the taskbar), and set the color as you want. "

What is the other mode? And do you mean that one can set the color of the whole taskbar, in standalone mode?
Jun 3 2011 at 9:56am Copy Link
David Agree, Andrew, the videos are not very good. They're all about the cosmetics... changing colors and such. Where are the videos about the true added value... increased productivity?

How on TLB do we see what programs are currently open in Win 7 and easily view the open windows in each program? Without that feature, it's missing a key Win 7 feature.
Jun 3 2011 at 10:29am Copy Link
James Kenney OK, I have more than one computer at home... Is that the personal license or the HOME license. There is only me at home though.
Jun 3 2011 at 11:30am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors

The Standalone True Launch Bar is external TLB toolbar. You can dock it to the any screen side. The shortcut to the standalone True Launch Bar you can find in the Start-All Programs-True Launch Bar menu. And TLB set the color for this external toolbar, not for taskbar.

@James Kenney

The Home license just for 4 computers. The Personal license is personally for you and you can use it on all your computers (home, laptop, work computer)
Tordex - Jun 3 2011 at 11:52am Copy Link
James Kenney OK, buying it now!
Jun 3 2011 at 12:06pm Copy Link
VLM Hi Yuri, thanks for explaining the Standalone Toolbar.

I now fee confused about the personal vs. home license. If the personal (least expensive( is for unlimited computers (my own), then does the home license cover 4 people? Or 4 what? It does cost more than double, so I assume you have something larger in mind than the personal license ... I just don't quite understand it yet. (And I already bought the home license. So I really do need to understand it! :):)
Jun 3 2011 at 12:19pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors

If you have some computers but one is your own, other for your wife/husband and two computers for your children. Or you are a small company with 4 computers - this is home license.

If you have a home computer, laptop, computer at work - this is the personal license. Not limited, but how many computers you can have for personal use?
Tordex - Jun 3 2011 at 12:36pm Copy Link
M. Ridwan Hakim Impressive program!
Standalone mode is enough to match with theme of my computer.
Thanks! I'm very satisfied.
Jun 3 2011 at 2:29pm Copy Link
VLM Okay Yuri, so my next question is this. If each one of the other family members also has 2 computers, does that count as one license per person (up to 4 people) under the home license, just as it does under the personal license (for only one user).
Jun 3 2011 at 6:05pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors

No, the home license for 4 computers, not for 4 persons.
Tordex - Jun 3 2011 at 10:46pm Copy Link
Software Guy Very nice and useful utility. What is the license policy - once purchased, can the user install on his desktop, laptop and netbook? Or is it a per machine license? Thanks!
Nov 14 2011 at 11:51am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets There are some type of licenses. The Personal license is per-user license. You can use it on desktop, laptop, notebook etc.One license cover all computers you are using personally. Also you can use the The Personal license as "per-computer".

Other licenses are always per-computer:
Home license - 4 computers
Business license - 40 computers
Corporate license is for unlimited computers inside single corporation

All licenses are on sale ;)
Tordex - Nov 14 2011 at 12:43pm Copy Link
Eddie Tex It appears the discount is not being applied when clicking "Buy Now". Additionally clicking on the "website" button doesn't take you to the Tordex website (not a big deal since you can navigate directly to their site).

I have to add that I had no interest in this app upon first glance, but seeing the comments and the vendor's responsiveness has me sold.
Nov 15 2011 at 2:18am Copy Link
Kate Hadley I've used this application for about a year now and I can tell you it's the best launcher out there - I don't know what I would do without it now. Setting it up was difficult (steep learning curve) but once you've got the hang of it, you won't look back.
Nov 15 2011 at 3:37am Copy Link
Software Guy The plugins add great utility to this program. Calendar, to do list, calculator and many other utilities are readily available - follow this link for a list: http://www.truelaunchbar....index.html
Nov 15 2011 at 4:32am Copy Link
Mark K I bought this the last time it was on sale. It's a great utility with many options to customize its appearance. I use it all the time. Beats having a cluttered desktop full of icons. Well worth $9.95.
Nov 15 2011 at 6:09am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Eddie

The discount is showing up fine for me. Try clearing your cache -- might do the trick.

Fixed the website link, thanks for the heads up!

BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 15 2011 at 8:24am Copy Link
Test User @Software Guy: Thanks for the link.
Nov 15 2011 at 8:25am Copy Link
Rob Hindal How does this compare to Start Menu XP by OrdinarySoft?
Nov 15 2011 at 8:25am Copy Link
Eddie Tex @ Roger,

The pop-up shows now with the discount options. Previously was being taken directly to the order page w/o discount. Thanks.
Nov 15 2011 at 11:03am Copy Link
Glen Hilton Terrific time saving application, excellent value and a commendable user policy.. Its worth taking your time to familiarise yourself with all the options to gain the most from this program. For those that use it regularly it really does become indispensable.
Nov 15 2011 at 1:48pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Purchase completed. The browser window had opened under.

Looks like a nicely designed app. My normal start menu is designed top-down to my specs and maintained in file manger ... so I'm not 100% sure where it will help me. Perhaps in making the open-window-toolbar-system tray relationship more sensible. Perhaps with plugins. System trays are of limited utiility and the taskbar tends to get a bit cluttered. Plus maybe have fun with a few aspects.

So I am taking the plunge, since I can see a lot of care went into help-design etc (that is the big reason, a lot is intuitive enuf and stable) and there is a forum.

Nov 16 2011 at 12:06am Copy Link
John H 1- Trial version seems buggy
2- There is no consolidated concise tutorial to get up and running to use all features. My time is to valuable to go through FAQs and forums.
3- Downloaded Motherboard plugin showed as an empty white block. Another plugin did not work.
3- Appears to not be designed for left screen taskbar position. I do CAD. Vertical space is too scarce to waste on keeping toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

10 minutes of productive time wasted trying poorly documented application. FAQs and forums are not documentation.

Vista 32 bit dual core Thinkpad
Nov 16 2011 at 7:46am Copy Link
AJ D Start Menu XP replaces the start menu. This replaces the taskbar.
Nov 16 2011 at 7:46am Copy Link
Karl M. I'm using True Launch Bar for many many years now and don't want to miss it. It's one of my few must have extensions for Windows -- even for W7. I don't know how to use Windows without True Launch Bar.
Apr 15 2012 at 10:59am Copy Link
Dennis Johnson This is a great product. And Yuri provides unparalleled support. This would be the best ten bucks you ever spent. I've used this since Yuri first started building it. And I would be so lost without it.
Apr 16 2012 at 7:58am Copy Link
Pedro Laurent I agree with the other comments True Launch Bar is the best thing you can get, I'm so happy with it and the update policy makes me just buy it again for my new PC.
Apr 16 2012 at 10:47am Copy Link
James Kenney I felt lost when I installed Windows 7 and found out that it did not have the quick Launch bar! This program saved my sanity!!!
Apr 16 2012 at 12:35pm Copy Link
Stuart Henderson Just wanted to add my voice to the support for this product. This is the one W7 'Must Have' user interface improvement product. For less than $10 this is a total no brainer. I think MS should buy this out and ship it with Windows!
Apr 16 2012 at 12:41pm Copy Link
_*_ I download the program, but honestly have no idea how to use it.
Apr 16 2012 at 8:17pm Copy Link
Tore Hoyem I have to add my vote to this one.

I use less than 10% of what I purchase here on a regular basis.
TLB is used EVERY day!
Apr 17 2012 at 12:42am Copy Link
DrTeeth I also want to chime in and say how useful this program is and how responsive the developer is too. It is indispensable and I have only scratched the surface of its capabilities.
Apr 17 2012 at 12:57am Copy Link
_*_ Can you please tell me the difference between all of the different licenses offered here today? Thank you
Apr 17 2012 at 2:30am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Personal License - 1 computer
Home License - 4 computers
Business License - 40 computers
Corporate License - unlimited license (site license)

Personal License can be used in two modes, for one computer or for one person. So if you have a desktop computer and a laptop, you need one Personal License only.
Tordex - Apr 17 2012 at 4:26am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets For small guide look this video:

Turn off the sound. It is terrible ;)
Tordex - Apr 17 2012 at 4:30am Copy Link
random user I bought the Personal License last time. Can one upgrade to the Home license by just paying the difference?
Apr 17 2012 at 5:58am Copy Link
VLM Yuri, the BDJ Policy tab does not say anything about product activation. Could you please comment on this ... what activation does the product require? Online? Hardware footprint?

I wish "business license" were called something else, like "group license". Not all organizations, groups, and communities are businesses. :):)
Apr 17 2012 at 7:41am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets zyria: contact me by email I'll give you the link to the update.

VLM: TLB does not require online activation. Also there are no hardware footprint. When the order is completed, you'll get the license key. Enter this key in TLB Settings-Registration.

"business license" is just a name for 40 computers license. There are no other conditions for this license.
Tordex - Apr 17 2012 at 8:23am Copy Link
Dexter Bell I've used True Launch Bar for years and no longer really think about it since it has become an integral, and essential, part of Windows for me. I will be buying the Business License this time, not because I have 40 computers but because it is far, far better than its $9.95 price here.

I have a TLB menu setup as a floating vertical strip down the left side of my desktop with a link to it from a button on the task bar so it is always available. Another menu comes down from the top of the Desktop when I move the cursor up there and disappears when I move the cursor away.
My only complaint is that when I get a new computer it takes me a while to figure out how to get TLB configured the way I want it - but that time is well spent!

An aside and nothing to do with TLB, I've always wondered what 'No return policy' on the policy tab means: Returns are not accepted or there is no stated policy concerning returns. :-)
Apr 17 2012 at 9:39am Copy Link
VLM Dexter, I noticed the "No return policy", too. Pretty funny.

Yuri, the term "business license" is obviously not the biggest issue in the world, and I realize that the name has no special significance or requirement from your point of view, I get that completely. But in some countries (as one that has something called Internal Revenue Service), it turns out that what things are called can matter a great deal. I would buy the "business license" if it were called something else, but in a church or the like, we have to stay away from such language, just to be safe. Things are not the same here in America, as they once were.
Apr 17 2012 at 10:30am Copy Link
B Josephs I'm using Stardock's Fences to tame my horde of desktop icons. However, I'm constantly having to show my desktop to find anything. This looks like it will work right from the task bar. Is this correct?
Apr 17 2012 at 1:37pm Copy Link
John H Hi
I use IBM Thinkpad Tablets. When in Tablet mode, the Task Bar is difficult to access if it is kept hidden to conserve screen space.

I would prefer to use the stand alone version
I need to access it from the right click context menu as this is the only universal button left on the tablets that I use.

The Windows Task Bar just does not work efficiently for me anymore.

Apr 17 2012 at 2:21pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets B Josephs: Yes, True Launch Bar work right from the task bar.

John H: True Launch Bar supports the standalone mode. You can run it from Start-All Programs-True Launch Bar. In the standalone mode TLB toolbar can be placed at any screen side and can be as small as you need. So you get the small icon with one or more icons.

Other way. Check this thread on out forum
You can find the utility deskKeys there. This small utility converts the right-click on desktop into the hotkey. You can assign the hotkey for the TLB menu and when you right-click the desktop you'll open the TLB menu.
Tordex - Apr 17 2012 at 2:51pm Copy Link
VLM Yuri, in reading gall this, I have a question. Is it possible to run TLB completely using shortcuts, without having to click on anything at all?

I ask, because I use Classic Shell, which is free. Classic Shell basically creates an XP-style Start menu. I use ctrl-esc to press Start, just like in the old days, and then all keyboard from there.

Is it possible to do all-keyboard, no mouse clicks at all, using TLB?
Apr 17 2012 at 2:55pm Copy Link
Garry Camps sometimes windows 7 has a problem where icons on the quick launch or task bar become corrupted and the icons dont display correctly, does TLB have the same problem ?
Apr 17 2012 at 3:34pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets VLM: Yes, I think TLB is keyboard friendly (at least I tried to make it so). You can assign the hotkey for activating toolbar, opening menus and launching shortcuts. You can navigate inside and between the menus with keyboard only. TLB supports accelerators (the underlined letter in the item name to access it with ALT+letter shortcut). Also you can type the first letters to quickly select menu items.

Garry Camps: Nobody reported this problem with TLB.
Tordex - Apr 17 2012 at 3:54pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

I create my own groups in the Start Menu, and then move things around with a file manager. As long as you know where stuff is kept, the relationship between ALL and the individual USER, that is simple. Not sure how a launcher could improve on my own design. e.g. "Start-->Utilities-->Defragment-->Defraggler".

Ok, maybe it is prettier and the applets can be helpful..

Apr 17 2012 at 4:40pm Copy Link
B Josephs I installed the trial. One big question - does TLB support jump lists? If not, I can't see this as a Windows7 task bar replacement - maybe an enhancement. But then again, if I need to use both, won't things will get crowded mighty fast down there?
Apr 17 2012 at 6:40pm Copy Link
VLM Steven Avery - I've been wondering similarly. I have completely replaced the Win 7 Start menu using Classic Shell, so I now have a very XP-like Start menu. And yes, I do the same, create my own folders and the like. Classic Shell allows operation using 100% shortcuts and including accelerators.

What Classic Shell does not appear to do ... and I'm going to have to check this out, actually ... is provide navigable lists of currently open windows, by application. That's the one useful thing the Win 7 Quick Launch bar does, IMO, though clumsily, and replacing that would indeed be helpful.

I THINK TLB offers some nice features beyond Classic Shell. And I KNOW that I haven't even begun to use all the software I've bought here at BDJ. Still thinking on it ....
Apr 17 2012 at 6:52pm Copy Link
B Josephs Also, can anyone tell me if it's possible to have larger icons for the buttons on the toolbar but smaller icons for the submenus?
Apr 17 2012 at 7:36pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Jump lists are not supported right now. I plan to add this feature in one of the next versions.

To set the icon size, right-click the menu/toolbar, select "View" submenu and select the icon size.
Tordex - Apr 17 2012 at 10:07pm Copy Link
ron r Maybe I missed something but where can you purchase a home license?
Jul 17 2012 at 5:48am Copy Link
Diego SEO Good software, useful to organize the start-up menu, useful for productivity purposes, good support, great license model (per user), lifetime updates... Do I have to say more?
Sep 17 2012 at 5:42am Copy Link
Danny This True Launch Bar software has a meertalen interface such as Dutch?
Sep 17 2012 at 12:06pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Below is the list of the currently supported languages:
Persian (Farsi)
Portuguese (Brazil)
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Also you can help us to translate TLB into your language you can find the translation tools here:
Tordex - Sep 17 2012 at 12:42pm Copy Link
Amit 1) I have been using tlb for some time now but recently a problem has stopped tlb to work at all on my windows 7 64-bit system.

It was functioning ok - but one day - some time ago - tlb wont load - as far as i remember i tried to use not the toolbar integrated nto the taskbar which makes the taskbar shorter - but i tried the .Exe (tlbhost.Exe) - to make tlb work as a sidebar.

It worked alright some days - but now it has stopped working just 1 day when i booted up my pc.

Not sure what happened - but trying some efforts into it - to launch again the exe or open tlb from toolbars again (from taskbar rightclick) - its still not working.

2) Secondly - i was not able to apply skins (the looks as are on the tlb main page) - like the good pictures of the blue skin on http://www.Truelaunchbar.Com/ - just had to contend with the plain default skin. I tried too to do that with some searching on main site but in the end it was not done. Any easy guide on skinning section ? - And skinning of maybe also all other main parts.
Sep 17 2012 at 4:55pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Amit, please contact me by support email or open a topic on our forum, I'll help you.
Tordex - Sep 17 2012 at 5:29pm Copy Link
SergeA SergeA A great program! I use it already six years without any complaints! I advise all who need more space on your desktop.
Sep 18 2012 at 12:13am Copy Link
Amit Ok, Sent you an email at

I am thinking of buying business or home license (POSSIBLY), but would need the issue tackled or resolved possibly before the date of the offer, before I make the decision.
Sep 19 2012 at 12:53am Copy Link
Ray Costanzo The Windows XP screenshots don't really give me a high level of confidence that it will work properly and be supported for OSes made in the past 10 years.
Sep 19 2012 at 4:09am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets True Launch Bar works well on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Both 32 bit and 64 bit editions are supported.
Tordex - Sep 19 2012 at 9:23am Copy Link
Stuart Henderson Just wanted to chime in and support the True Launch Bar from Tordex. I have been using this program for about 18 months and when I say using I mean relying on it every day to whizz me to the right files and folders on my work laptop. I maintain separate folder and files structures for each of my workstreams and before TLB it was torture using W7 native shortcuts and launchbars. TLB really kicks in where other launchers cease to work well. I tried all the well known ones and TLB is in a class of it's own. Now I will say that (for me, anyway) there was a bit of a learning curve getting things the way I wanted them. But it is a very worthwhile investment as once you get into the way of the program .. you're flying. Buy it, spend a bit of time setting it up just right as it can do SO MUCH you won't look back.
Sep 20 2012 at 12:12am Copy Link
Danny For all clarity: TLB Personal license is for one pc and TLB Home license for maximum 5 PCs, is that correct?
Sep 20 2012 at 12:27am Copy Link
DrTeeth 10/10 software
10/10 developer
Enough said.
Sep 20 2012 at 12:50am Copy Link
Avi S With a recommendation like that from Dr. Teeth, there is really no question left. I've purchased the Home license for 5 PCs.
Sep 20 2012 at 2:31am Copy Link
Karl M. I've been using True Launch Bar for many years now (on W2K, XP and now on W7) and it's one of the programs I would recommend to everyone. One of the best app I've ever used. For me it's an absolute must!

I'm going to purchase another license today. --> done!
Sep 20 2012 at 2:46am Copy Link
Amit Please check your email, error reported with details.
Sep 20 2012 at 4:47am Copy Link
Jo Ann Rice Will this be compatible with Windows 8 since there's no taskbar/start menu?
Sep 20 2012 at 7:27am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Windows 8 have the desktop and the taskbar and True Lunch Bar is compatible with Windows 8 in the desktop mode.
Tordex - Sep 20 2012 at 7:39am Copy Link
Nick Katz I've been using this for several years, first on XP and now on Windows 7 64-bit. It's never crashed or broken or stopped working and some of the plugins are very useful. How many times these days do you see lifetime upgrades without a big extra charge? Not often. A good deal.
Sep 20 2012 at 7:41am Copy Link
Francis M Exactly what I need as my QuickLaunch bar completely disappeared the other day for the second time.

I've downloaded it and it's great. However when I expand the toolbar, I get a permanent grey line on my screen which stays even when the toolbar goes back to resting state. The only way to get rid of it is to shut down the computer.

Is there a solution to this?
Sep 20 2012 at 7:51am Copy Link
Francis M Subsequent to previous email, problem now solved. I went to TLB settings Menu General and then unticked Show shadow.

Am really pleased that is sorted as it seems an excellent program.
Sep 20 2012 at 7:57am Copy Link
Jo Ann Rice Thanks Yuri, Purchased and setting it up now. Looks like a really nice addon and will allow me to get rid of my custom created quick launch bar on my task bar as well as the toolbar folders I created. That will free up space for things I have open which I'm already loving the idea of. Thanks!
Sep 20 2012 at 7:59am Copy Link
Venky . Can you please tell me what will be the license terms is it for one year updates or lifetime updates.. thanks.
Sep 20 2012 at 8:58am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets All licenses are with free lifetime updates. Personal License can be used as "per user" or "per computer" by your choice. Other licenses are "per computer":
Home - 4 computers
Business - 40 computers
Corporate - unlimited
Tordex - Sep 20 2012 at 9:46am Copy Link
Venky . Ok thanks for the reply Yuri,so am i right in assuming that if i buy home license i can use it on 4 computers,i can see that the latest version is 6.1,so free lifetime updates means i get updates to version 7,8,9 etc?
and another thing i wanted to know is if the license is transferable in case of HDD crash or reformatting the OS? or if i buy a new PC and decide to uninstall it from the old PC and install it on the new one.

The total count being 4 in all for the home license.


Just want to be absolutely sure before purchasing the software.
Sep 20 2012 at 10:43am Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel Excellent app. I've used it with XP, Vista, and 7. Uses practically zero resources and never causes any problems. A+
Sep 20 2012 at 11:10am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Yes, you pay once and get all new versions (7, 8, 9 etc.) for free. Also you can transfer license to the new computer without problems and payments.
Tordex - Sep 20 2012 at 11:14am Copy Link
Venky . Great !! thanks for clarifying that Yuri ,I will buy the home license.
Sep 20 2012 at 12:00pm Copy Link
xCurt I have been using True Launch Bar since 2006, on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 64-bits Win 7. Never have had a problem.
Sep 20 2012 at 12:30pm Copy Link
DrTeeth I don't need it, but I am going to buy another licence just to support this project and Yuri.
Sep 20 2012 at 2:51pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Thank you, DrTeeth and others for supporting True Launch Bar!
Tordex - Sep 20 2012 at 2:59pm Copy Link
Marc Williams Does it still work with Windows 2000? I have version 4.x there but I remember trying v5 and things (mostly plugins) didn't work anymore.
I know Win2K is old but True Launch Bar sure added some oomph
to the old girl.
Sep 20 2012 at 5:47pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Marc Williams. The version 4.4 was the last version compatible with Windows 2000 :(
Tordex - Sep 20 2012 at 6:07pm Copy Link
Amit Thanks for the email, but have some queries -

In toolbar mode - Can true launch bar width be resized to show just 1 icon in the taskbar - and rest all icons in popup window above, when I click on the tlb icon (in system tray) ?

Tried this many ways but wasnt able to do that.


In STANDALONE mode - Regarding skins, I have not been able to install skins or new skins just dont reflect the changes they should - when I am running standalone true launch bar or tlbhost.exe

Maybe only font colors change - can whole aapearance be changed with skins, in standalone mode.
Sep 20 2012 at 11:05pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

The issue really is that the Start menu is very easy to design in Windows XP to be hierarchical friendly and quick. Granted, it is not so easy to have logical differentiated launch bars.

Anyway, if your loading by the Start Menu is already super-quick (changes to groupings made in Total Commander, not the clunky native way) do you gain much with True Launch Bar ? Dunno.

I did load it to try to find out, it is nice in design, but it would take more play time to determine if it is a good fit. If it is a good fit, then you want the "home license" in most cases, but then you have a bit more at stake.


Sep 21 2012 at 1:14am Copy Link
Wax Paper Why is the Pro version free in Russia?
Jan 5 2013 at 5:59am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets It is not free in Russia. Just a bit other business model.
Tordex - Jan 5 2013 at 6:27am Copy Link
Manie de Bruin Can I load it on my laptop and desktop pc ?
Feb 7 2013 at 9:04am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Yes you can use it on laptop and desktop pc. Personal license is "per user". Other licenses are for some computers:
Home: 4 computers
Business: 40 computers
Corporate: unlimited
Tordex - Feb 7 2013 at 9:18am Copy Link
Barcode Nut This is, bar none, the best app I have ever purchased from Bitsdujour. It's a must have utility to reclaim your desktop. You will actually be able to see your wallpaper unobstructed. I have about 5 categories for my apps/shortcuts so I can find them fast. Even the addons are great. Get this! (I don't work for them).
Feb 7 2013 at 2:32pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Brent,

I'll second that!
Feb 7 2013 at 2:49pm Copy Link
Rick Truell I'll third it!! This is one of the first things that gets installed when I reinstall Windows on a machine!
Feb 7 2013 at 8:03pm Copy Link
Big Tex Installed the free trial. Unfortunately, the lack of any kind of user documentation makes this almost impossible to use. Wasted hours on it. Thanks anyway.
Feb 7 2013 at 11:04pm Copy Link
Gray Lox Some years ago my friend told me about this very helpful programme. I was astonished to find a tool that is not only useful but thanks to all the skins, fun to use. A growing number of plug-ins made True Launch Bar to an integral part of my Win desktop.

To make it short:
Strongly Recommended!
Feb 8 2013 at 12:55am Copy Link
GrandMaster I got this deal last year and have been loving it. I keep the quicklaunch folders in my dropbox and they sync between my laptop and desktop. Also, recently, I've been using the clipboard monitor and multi desktop plugin.
Feb 8 2013 at 1:38am Copy Link

Will this work with Windows 8?

Feb 8 2013 at 8:06am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Yes, True Launch Bar is compatible with Windows 8 (desktop mode)
Tordex - Feb 8 2013 at 8:10am Copy Link
Binkie Boy When you say "reaching it's full potential" do you mean "reaching it is full potential" or "reaching it has full potential", and what does it mean?
Feb 8 2013 at 8:15am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Binkie Boy

Ok, ok, even we have grammar flubs from time to time ;-)
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 8 2013 at 8:16am Copy Link
Fraser Gorrie @Big Tex. I thought so too. So I went to Youtube and watched a few videos of how to use it. Almost mechanical voice-over, almost retro, but it got the message across. I can use it now to create custom "folders" of shortcuts so far. Lots of functionality. I have been using jetToolbar for many years. It is no longer supported, but I continue to use it because it is so useful. TrueLaunchBar might be a challenger though. Jury is still out.
Feb 8 2013 at 8:16am Copy Link
Yfor Does TLB works on Windows 8? I get an application error when trying to launch the trial installation .exe
Feb 8 2013 at 8:17am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @Yfor Please contact me by True Launch Bar support email. I'll try to help you.
Tordex - Feb 8 2013 at 8:21am Copy Link
Yfor Thanks. I figured it out... the link to the trial download from BDJ isn't correct: users should use the link from the website instead.
Sounds like TLB makes Win8 usable again ;-) I'm getting it. Thanks.
Feb 8 2013 at 8:28am Copy Link
Metta Zetty @Developers & Experienced Users: What benefits does this app provide that are not available on Stardock's Object Dock launch bar?

I've been happy with OD for years, but would interested to know if there are some good reasons now to consider switching to True Launch. Thanks ~ Metta
Feb 8 2013 at 2:51pm Copy Link
Steve Davenport Hiya Metta Zetty, having used both Object Dock (1 and 2) and TLB I find that I prefer TLB. I find it a lot less intrusive on desktop space whilest maintaining an easy to use and very clear front end and very easy to set up shortcuts, menus and plugins etc. Well worth downloading the trial version and trying it out for a couple of hours.
Feb 8 2013 at 3:10pm Copy Link
Metta Zetty Great! Thanks so much, Steve, for your prompt and helpful feedback. I appreciate knowing more about your experience with both apps, and your encouragement to give True Launch Bar a test run. Will download the trial version now to take a closer look. :-)
Feb 8 2013 at 4:02pm Copy Link
Steve Davenport My faves are the Weather Forecast, Wireless Monitor, Address Book, CD Control, Mail Monitor and ToDo List, then I have menus set up for various types of programs ie Security and Malware protection, Optimisation and Customisation etc.
Feb 8 2013 at 4:37pm Copy Link
Metta Zetty Great! I'll be sure to take a look at a few of the plugins you've recommended, too. Thanks again! :-)
Feb 8 2013 at 6:16pm Copy Link
Tortuga I'm planning to purchase this app
Been reading all older comments from the start, realized this link
gets a 404
Could someone direct me to an updated link for that video?
Thank you very much
Feb 8 2013 at 6:46pm Copy Link
Rick Truell Big Tex: For a program that's "almost impossible to use", there sure are a lot of us that are using it. I don't think it's a "lack of any kind of user documentation" that's the problem.
Feb 8 2013 at 8:04pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Tordex has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 9 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Dennis Johnson I have to jump in and echo those that like this app. But then, I don't like it - I LOVE it!

I've been using TLB over 10 years. It is the first thing I install on a new computer or laptop. I would be soooo lost without it.

Not only is the app one of the most useful apps out there, Uri offers truly amazing support! You will never hear a bad word about the support Tordex offers. Uri is simply dedicated to his customers.

I can't say enough good things about the software and the developer. They're both tops in my book.

This thing's a steal at the regular price! If you purchase it for 50% off, you might feel just a little dirty after it becomes your favorite software ever.

I'd tell Uri to keep up the good work, but he doesn't need any incentive from me.

Just buy TLB already. Do something good for yourself!
Feb 9 2013 at 4:08am Copy Link
Richard Andersen Looks like this can replace the missing Start menu in Win 8?
Feb 9 2013 at 7:06am Copy Link
Dennis Johnson It absolutely can!
Feb 9 2013 at 8:07am Copy Link
Ciprian Sorin 3 steps for my self

a) installed trial
b)uninstalled 3 programs(clipboard manager, collor picker, to do list- no importance of vendor's name)
b) purchased software

I am amazed of how helpful the program is.
One question for developer:
Is it any possibility to clean some of the clipboard items? I would like to keep some but no all of them. May be with ccleaner?
Feb 9 2013 at 8:29am Copy Link
Steve Davenport If I'm understanding you correctly ciprian s, you just need to right click an entry in the clipboard manager and select the delete option
Feb 9 2013 at 8:35am Copy Link
Mark Johnson I have also been using TLB for several years, and it is a must-have for any new computer (including Win 8).

First time use and some configuration changes are not very intuitive, so if you get confused on setting it up read through the instructions or post in the forum. Getting past the initial learning curve is worth the effort!
Feb 9 2013 at 9:11am Copy Link
Dennis Burns Can this be moved from one computer to another if needed, i.e. uninstalled from the original comptuer and then reinstalled on another computer?
Feb 9 2013 at 9:40am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @Dennis Burns

Yes, True Launch Bar can be moved from one computer to another without problems.
Tordex - Feb 9 2013 at 9:53am Copy Link
Dennis Johnson @Yuri - I have no idea why I typed Uri earlier. If there was a way to edit it, I would. :)
Feb 9 2013 at 9:58am Copy Link
Steve Davenport Dennis, depending on the type of license you have you don't need to move it, just instal on both...... Personal license is per user, home license is for upto four computers.
Feb 9 2013 at 10:08am Copy Link
Dennis Burns Yes. I read that part. I usually do not buy software that cannot EVENTUALLY be transferrred to a new machine if needed. If I decide to retire a machine, or if the machine crashes, I like to be able to legally move licensed software to a new machine. Let's say I buy a home license, and install it on 4 machines. Then one of the machines gets retired or dies. Can I put the software on a new replacement machine?
Feb 9 2013 at 10:11am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @Dennis Burns

As I said you can transfer license to other computer. True Launch Bar does not have online activation and the license key does not depend of the hardware. So the transfer process is very easy:
1. Uninstall TLB on old computer (if this is possible)
2. Install TLB on new computer
3. Use your license key on new computer

Optionally you can transfer all settings to the new computer.

@Dennis Johnson

Yuri or Uri both sounds identically :)
Tordex - Feb 9 2013 at 10:56am Copy Link
Dennis Burns Thanks for the clarification. I will be buying a copy/home version. I tried the trial and it seems quite nice. And I will be recommending this to clients who need a start menu 'replacement' for Win8. Dennis Burns
My Computer Assistant Company
Feb 9 2013 at 11:01am Copy Link
Faisal Humayun Based on the reviews, I decided to take this for a spin ( windows 7 64 bit), and I'm very glad I did.

In the 20 minutes I evaluated the program, here's what sold me:

- True Launch Bar uses the same technology as standard Quick Launch, so there's no .exe to run and it integrates right into the taskbar ( )

- TLB mirrors exactly on my 2nd monitor ( Thanks to Actual Multiple Monitors )

There are a good deal of 64 bit plugins. Even so, some plugins such as coretemp (refuses to run), and the add/remove program module doesn't appear to respect the global skin settings. But these are minor haggles, and the pros exceedingly outweigh the cons.

Thanks for the terrific deal BDJ/Tordex, and my appreciation to the BDJ community for the helpful feedback.
Feb 9 2013 at 2:23pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen Thanks Dennis!

@ Yuri: I'm a bit uncertain about the "per user" license thing. If a person has say 3 or 4 computers not used by anyone but himself, will that require a single license or a 4 computer license? And how about computers with 2 or more operating systems (again, used only by the same person)?
Feb 9 2013 at 2:46pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @ Richard Andersen:

Yes you need one Personal License only. No matter how many computers and operating systems you are using personally. Personal license is for one person. Or it is for one computer if the computer is used by more then one person.
Tordex - Feb 9 2013 at 3:08pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen Thanks, Yuri. In general some very favorable licensing terms I must say.
Feb 9 2013 at 3:50pm Copy Link
Alejandro Caballero Just for the record: this was the first app I've purchased on BDJ. Actually, because of True Launch Bar is that I became an addict to BDJ. That was a couple of years ago... and I keep using TLB on my desktop and laptop... I couldn't see myself living without it!
Congrats Yuri! you have a really good must-have for Windows.
Feb 9 2013 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Metta Zetty @Rick Truell: Thanks so much all your additional feedback! Very helpful. I'm also glad this offer was extended another day since I ran out of time yesterday to download and test the app. Looking forward to seeing what it has to offer now. Many thanks!
Feb 10 2013 at 1:17pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @Metta Zetty: Please contact me by True Launch Bar support email, I'll help you.
Tordex - Feb 10 2013 at 3:31pm Copy Link
Metta Zetty @Yuri: Thanks for your prompt feedbacki! Email request will now follow....
Feb 10 2013 at 4:01pm Copy Link
pumpkin I followed the advice of someone who posted either here or on some other forums that TLB had to be customized to one's liking before it can become something truly wonderful. I fiercely stuck to this advice and have not regretted it. I can repeat the same: TLB is not (unfortunately?) an out-of-the box piece of software but if you really take the time to customize it, you will not only come to love it but won't be able to live without it. That's the wonder of TLB: something that grows with you.

Thank you Yuri for such a fine piece of software :)
Feb 23 2013 at 8:48am Copy Link
Peter Dr Can someone tell me how much memory it takes when loaded, how much it adds to start-up time, and any other information about the computer resources it uses?

Thank you.
May 8 2013 at 7:03am Copy Link
Gosha Mazov The best of the best. Tip for new users: see to plugins for TrueLaunchBar - It is very convenient!
May 26 2013 at 2:40am Copy Link
Craig Haywood Best app ever. I have been using it for over 10 years
Jun 11 2013 at 12:37am Copy Link
Tortuga Hello Yuri :)
•1. Saw on the site W8 is supported, but strangely here on BdJ says W7. Please confirm
•2. We just got a W8 Tablet [Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx (a brilliant little critter!!)]. On this tablet we can also access a "real" W8 OS (but only x32), and regular/everyday programs can be installed
Just want to make sure TLB is indeed compatible

TIA, Peace
Jun 26 2013 at 8:36am Copy Link
VLM I bought this in a prior promotion, but I haven't really used it. Is there some getting started documentation, or a getting started video, or the like?
Jun 26 2013 at 8:41am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @Tortuga, Yes, True Launch Bar is compatible with Windows 8 (in desktop mode).

@VLM, Please check TLB channel on Youtube:
Tordex - Jun 26 2013 at 8:56am Copy Link
Barcode Nut Purchased on a prior promotion. This is required for EVERY desktop user (XP/W7). Bar none, the most productive and easy to use utility I have ever used. No need to minimize the desktop. I have all my apps organized into folders for easy access from the taskbar. There are even some useful widgets available. If you buy only one thing from BDJ, this is it. (I don't work for them...TrueLaunch WORKS for me!
Jun 26 2013 at 9:30am Copy Link
Dennis Johnson I have to agree with Barcode Nut.

Not because I purchased it on a prior promotion, but because I purchased it what seems like centuries ago.

I became addicted when Yuri first started releasing a beta some (What was it, Yuri? 10? 11 years ago?) time ago.

It's the first thing I install on any pc or laptop. Like, Barcode Nut, I like being organized. And TrueLaunchBar helps keep you organized and your taskbar tidy.

This deal is a no-brainer folks. It's worth every penny of the retail price. At 50% off, it's a steal.

This will be the best ten bucks you ever invested.

I'll end the same way Barcode Nut did too "(I don't work for them...TrueLaunch[Bar] WORKS for me!"
Jun 26 2013 at 10:41am Copy Link
gail f Have an older version I think 5, is this needed to buy to update it to current version?

Love this product, a little hard to set up first time but it is awesome!
Jun 26 2013 at 12:45pm Copy Link
Dennis Johnson You don't need a current version to take advantage of this offer.

If you love it, just buy it already! :)
Jun 26 2013 at 12:49pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @gail f, all updates are free. If you have the license key for version 5, it can be used with version 6.x

@Dennis Johnson, 12 years ago. TLB is 12 years old :)
Tordex - Jun 26 2013 at 2:22pm Copy Link
Dennis Johnson Thanks for bringing that up, Yuri. :)

I had forgotten to mention to people that I've never had to pay for an update. This is the only software I know that supports future versions. I really think the developer should make that prominent in the description.

The "Free lifetime updates" makes TrueLaunchBar the most cost-effective tool you can buy. Especially here on BDJ! (Nothing against Bitsdujour - I LOVE this site!) But most specials here are just prior to a new release. And most vendors make you pay to update to a new version. Current version updates are generally free. But not new versions.

Ten bucks for a license that never expires, including future versions, makes this the best deal out there.

DISCLAIMER: I don't work for the company. I simply love the product.
Jun 26 2013 at 3:30pm Copy Link
Tortuga Hi Yuri :)
Thank you for your answer
Would also like to know, does TLB have a portable version that can be registered?
If not: 1) Is there a plan for it? 2) Is there a way I can use from a USB?
» If there is a way, I'll buy a second license to use on the new tablet, since it's a shared device
Jun 26 2013 at 10:47pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @Tortuga, Sorry, TLB does not have a portable version, but I plan to make the portable version.
Tordex - Jun 27 2013 at 1:03am Copy Link
VLM Yuri, thanks for the link! I'll soon begin using the product!
Jun 27 2013 at 2:28am Copy Link
Mark Major Fantastic software. Essential for anyone who wants to work (or play) with ease and efficiency.
Nov 28 2013 at 3:32am Copy Link
Jim B Mark, 100% agreed... I have used this for years myself. Indispensable for me - one of the first things I re-install when I migrate to a new computer (quite easy to migrate settings too). Haven't tried it on win 8.x yet (currently and Win7 x64), but if I ever have to learn Win8 I am hoping this can make it palatable.
Nov 29 2013 at 6:59am Copy Link
Ela S. Hallelujah - it will work with Win 8.1!!!

Working with the free version Free Launchbar since Win XP, Vista, Win7, this is one of the must-have progs for the taskbar. No launcher prog is easier to handle. It can be used parallely together with the Windows jump list taskbar.

In comparison to the free version, True Launchbar is more comfortable in terms of add-ins and backup functions.

Waiting for the great offer now, many thanks
Nov 29 2013 at 8:59am Copy Link
Seeker North This is my Launcher (Windows 7, 64-bit), and it is Truly Outstanding!! ALL of my programs are Instantly accessible.

I also would like to note that it partners beautifully with Autohotkey: Rather than trying to remember Umpteen hotkeys for your macros, simply stick them into TLB -- As quick as a Hotkey–Plus it provides a Mnemonic. I have DOZENS of Autohotkey scripts in my Launch Bar with zero difficulty recalling them.

If you need a spectacular way to organize & Instantly Launch all your Programs, Websites, Folders, Documents, Macros, etc., etc., True Launch Bar is truly a Must Have!
Nov 30 2013 at 2:35am Copy Link
Loco78 * Is the full version has a Polish version of the program settings? I installed the trial version but it is only in English. Please reply.
Nov 30 2013 at 12:24pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets You can download the localization form website: http://www.truelaunchbar....nload.html
Or install it via TLB Components Manager (click Check for Updates in TLB Settings).

The Polish language is supported. Install localization, then select the language in TLB Settings-Options. You can install localization on trial version.
Tordex - Nov 30 2013 at 12:37pm Copy Link
Loco78 * great thanks
Nov 30 2013 at 12:44pm Copy Link
VLM Seeker North - Great tip about AutoHotKey ... I didn't know that! Thanks!
Nov 30 2013 at 8:41pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Tordex has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 1 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Craig Haywood I have been using TLB since windows 95 and it is still one of the first things I install after a fresh windows install
Apr 18 2014 at 12:34am Copy Link
Hans-Peter Guttmann Only 'xplorer2' is as essential to making Windows truly efficient. The versatility and depth of 'True Launch Bar' is stunning. All of Windows settings & controls and all of your Apps and critical folders / templates can be made available off the Desktop but one or two clicks away, organized in a way make that makes sense to you! TLB on a vertically arrayed, hidden Taskbar is extraordinary — on 7, 8, or 8.1 Update.

And, at $10 — if you like 'messing' with Windows — it's an ultimate treat.

Hans-Peter Guttmann
Washington, DC
Apr 18 2014 at 10:06am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Great! I'm just setting up a new computer for a friend, and as a long-term user of TLB I had this on my list. Now I can save him ten bucks. :)
Apr 19 2014 at 3:25pm Copy Link
Retired Engineer Your description of TLB refers to a "... side panel (which) can be snapped to any edge of the screen on any monitor. We have created a special standalone version of True Launch Bar that can work independently from Windows Explorer. You can use True Launch Bar as a side bar. In Standalone True Launch Bar, you'll discover an extended auto-hide feature control. Moreover, for Windows 7 the standalone version is the only way to create an external bar beyond the taskbar."

I think this is *great*. However, I can't find how to set it up. Can someone please point me to the menu "click path" which will implement it?
Apr 21 2014 at 10:49am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets You can find the shortcut here:
Start-All Programs-True Launch Bar-Standalone True Launch Bar

Run it, select the toolbar folder and set some options.
Tordex - Apr 21 2014 at 11:11am Copy Link
Robert Baker What version is this? I believe I have licensed truelaunchbar66.exe - how can I find out?
Jan 21 2015 at 5:55am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Current version is 7.1, your license key for v6.6 is valid for version 7.1 If you lost your license key just write to support(at) or request key from website.
Tordex - Jan 21 2015 at 6:36am Copy Link
Barnet I have been using True Launch Bar for several years. It is my favorite helper program, a must for those that have many programs installed. I have 45 programs in 3 groups neatly organized on my task bar. My highest recommendation.
Jan 21 2015 at 6:46am Copy Link
Tortuga @Yuri Korbets Hi :)
I can't seem to find the page for the *extended* changelog for 7.1
On the front page, the link for 7.1, directs to changelog of 7.0
Thank You

@Robert Baker You can see the version on the front page, right top corner & the changelog page is here http://www.truelaunchbar....story.html
Hope this helps
Jan 21 2015 at 8:16am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets The changelog for all versions can be found here: http://www.truelaunchbar....story.html
Tordex - Jan 21 2015 at 9:12am Copy Link
Tortuga AhAh ... Funny! Guess you didn't read my post. That's the link I gave to the previous poster. I was asking for the *EXTENDED* changelog. As I said, on the front page on the right, the column "Latest News", second link, the post for 7.1 directs to the page for 7.0 http://www.truelaunchbar....r-v7.0.htm
Never mind ... :(
EDIT: Somehow, BdJ truncates my link, don't know why, nor how to fix it!!
Jan 21 2015 at 3:57pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets in v7.1 some bugs were fixed only, all new features are the same as for 7.0 ;)
Tordex - Jan 21 2015 at 9:46pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Tordex has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 22 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
Karl M. I'm a really happy customer for years and can't imagine how to use Windows without TLB and his companion Tordex Wheel. This is an absolut must have and much too cheap for this exceptional application.
Jan 22 2015 at 1:21am Copy Link
Northern sp. z o.o. I'm realy glad user for years and i strongly reccomendation software and developer.
Jan 22 2015 at 3:05am Copy Link
Mick Vernon I've been using it for the better part of a decade, it's the first thing I put on a new pc and I'd be lost without it. If you don't have it, you probably should try it.
Jan 22 2015 at 5:31pm Copy Link
Mark Johnson Definitely this is a great product; I've been using it a long time and it's one of the first things to get installed to a new computer.
Jan 22 2015 at 5:32pm Copy Link
Roger User Is True Launch Windows 10 compatible?
Sep 10 2015 at 6:14am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Yes, True Launch Bar is Windows 10 compatible.
Tordex - Sep 10 2015 at 6:52am Copy Link
Tortuga Hello Yuri :)
- I see the 'Fine Print' tab text has changed. It now says «... but TLB it may not be used at exactly the same time on each of them.»
- I don't know how is it possible to comply w this directive?!!
If the app is set to launch at Start Up with the OS, how could it not be used at the same time?
I open my PCs/laptops roughly at the same time, they stay open, and I use the nearest one, depending where I am in the house.
So ... it is perplexing !! ;)
Sep 10 2015 at 9:49am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets @Tortuga, thanks to pointing this out. You are right this is not correct. Personal License is for "person" and can be used on all owned computers at any time. Even when all computers are turned on.
Tordex - Sep 10 2015 at 11:55am Copy Link
Tortuga Hi again Yuri :)
Thank you for clarifying this point! I thought t'was indeed odd ... ;)
Appreciate your prompt response!! :D
Sep 10 2015 at 1:26pm Copy Link
Craig Haywood does this work with Windows 11?
Nov 2 2021 at 1:25am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Craig Haywood

Apparently not. Also seems like some people think it's no longer being developed.

You can read some of the forum comments here:

There is a work-around discussed on the forum site using a program called 'Start Is Back'.
Nov 2 2021 at 3:15am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets True Launch Bar works on Windows 11 in standalone mode (as external toolbar). In the Windows 11 impossible to add toolbars to the taskbar by design. But it is possible to integrate True Launch Bar into the taskbar with some "hacks":
Tordex - Nov 2 2021 at 4:18am Copy Link
Jonathan Prusky I am not able to download the trial version with Chrome or Firefox, so I went to your website. Is it the same?
Nov 2 2021 at 9:30am Copy Link
Yuri Kobets Yes, it is the same
Tordex - Nov 2 2021 at 12:35pm Copy Link
geo User @ Yuri Kobets
Can you clarify this point on the licence terms: With the True Launch Bar (Personal License) ($9.95) I can install the software for example on 1 desktop and 2 laptops and use it only myself on all these 3 PCs ?
Do I understand this correctly? OR do I need to buy the home version which allows a total of 4 PCs ? I am going to be the only user of the software, so can you clarify this. Thanks in advance.
Nov 2 2021 at 7:01pm Copy Link
Yuri Kobets If you are only who use all 3 computers you need one Personal license only. Personal license is for one person or for one computer by your choice.
Tordex - Nov 3 2021 at 11:09am Copy Link
William W. User This program was also featured on March 10, 2021.

After I installed (on a computer running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit), it turned out that the program had wreaked havoc with my desktop.
Probabhly because the program's task bar was hogging the top left corrner of the screen, the icon column height was reduuced from 9 to 8, and would not budge from that measly setup.
I probably could have corrercted the situation by uninstalling True Launch Bar. Instead, I ran a system restore which preceded its install.
That solved the problem.

I haven't decided whether I will reinstall (e.g. on a Windows 10 machine) and try running the program again . .. .

William W. Geertsema
Nov 3 2021 at 2:01pm Copy Link

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