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Aero QLaunch

3D Dynamic Quick Launch Toolbar for Windows 7/8 Aero Theme. (Freeware)

It needs the latest version of Microsoft DirectX which contains d3dx11_43.dll.
Graphic card should support DirectX 10 up, CPU needs SSE2. Also woks in Windows 8.

1.2 Snapshots

CiX Engine, just another project of CK16 to study DirectX 11 API.

Follow AQL's Google Group to get noticed by email (frequency configurable).

Bugs reporting will be of great help. To:


Latest Version 1.2.22
Download 64 bit Setup (Windows 7/8 x64)  
Download 32 bit Setup (Windows 7/8 x86)
Old stable version 1.1.9
Download 64 bit Setup (Windows 7 x64)
Download 32 bit Setup (Windows 7 x86)
History release : 64bit, 32bit v1.0.9.2
Non-setup pack only 238KB, x64, for advanced user v1.0.7


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To Enable/Disable:
Right click Taskbar, select [Toolbars]-[QLaunch].  Snapshot. Then CLICK or HOVER (2 styles of 7) on the 'Q' icon.

To Add Item: Right click any button to open [Quick Launch Folder] of current user. Create a shotcut there, then [Refresh].

Create a sub-folder in the [Quick Launch Folder].


- Icons sorted by filename;
- Hover on "Startup" button also summons AQL now;
- Folder icons can be changed in folder's [Properties]-[Customize];
- Windows 8 startup menu folder can be copied to [quick launch] folder;
- Too many icons in a line? Just drag and throw it.
Future Plan

Testing more effects in beta. More parameters to be controled. Continue to play with DX11(.1).

Latest Snapshots

Snapshots of latest beta / alpha versions.


More Details

[Quick Launch Folder]
A user default system folder locates at "C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"
OR "%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"

Google Group of Aero QLaunch

Alternate Skin for v1.1 (1.2 Amber Style)

CiX Engine: DirectX 11 game engine for Win32 and WinRT (Windows 8 Metro),
based on open source engine currently closed source code.