Timesavers: Launchy for Delicious Bookmarks

Saturday, July 18, 2009

This is part of an ongoing series on Timesavers. The goal is simple: short, easily-digestible posts designed to help developers get faster and more productive

I Love Launchy. It’s not as powerful as other keyboard launchers like FARR, but it suits me just fine. I’ve been using Delicious for bookmark management for a long time now, and today, as I was looking for some articles I had bookmarked at work the other day, my “meta” self was thinking “Hey, slow-ass, why are you Clicking the bookmark icon, searching for a filter, and then clicking on the link? That’s, like, too much mousing”.

For me, automation has become a habit. It’s like I’ve spawned a thread that sits behind me, watching to see when I’m doing stuff slowly, and it pokes me when it observes un-optimized behavior. It’s a cruel master. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Consequently, I decided it was worth investigating whether Launchy could easily fire up delicious bookmarks. After a bit of Googlin’, I found it in a comment.

Here’s how to configure it:

Options, Plugin tab, Weby, add +

Name: delicious

URL: http://delilcious.com/

Query: search?p=%s&u=yourUsername

To launch:

  1. alt-space to pop up launchy
  2. type “delicious”. You can probably get away with just typing “de” or “del”
  3. hit the TAB key
  4. type your query
  5. Hit enter


Here’s what it looks like when you follow steps 1-4:



Jim Priest said...

Excellent idea! I'm really trying to get into the habit of stopping myself when I do anything more than twice and look to see if I should automate it... Autohotkey, FARR, snippet, etc.

Though lately I'm getting too many keyboard shortcuts to remember!!! :)

Marc Esher said...

I have the same problem Jim. I'll tell you another problem I have: when I work at home and have to log into work over VPN using citrix or even vmware, I feel like I work so much slower b/c keyboard shortcuts often don't translate, or translate poorly. Not having launchy... and having to open stuff manually, makes me feel like a turtle.

Amin Suar said...

It is very usesful information to bookmark using delicious social bookmarking. Thank you for your kindness to share wit us.

Amin SFI work at home

rumel said...

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