Basic yet practical appearance
The utility features a simple and straightforward user interface, displaying eight buttons in total, which you can customize individually.
By right clicking each button, you can ‘Select Path’, ‘Save’, ‘Rename’ or ‘Select Image’ to act as the buttons’ background.
Configure the role of the shortcut buttons and their looks
WinPanel lets you configure each button to launch or open a file in its default software, requiring simply that you click on it once to do it, this way saving you both time and effort, by sparing you from having to look for it in your start menu or in your system folders.
You can set a name for each button, as well as modify their appearance, by loading a locally stored image to serve as its background. To ensure the changes are preserved, you can click on the ‘Save’ option in the context menu.
Handy as it may be, WinPanel leaves very little room for actual tinkering, as you cannot adjust the number of buttons in the main window, nor their position, orientation or dimensions. The window cannot be set as always on top and it does not support running in the notification area.
A straightforward launcher
To conclude, WinPanel is a handy yet rather restrictive application meant to help you open the files you need to work with or the software tools you have use for, with a single button press on the corresponding button in its main window.
Reviewed by Marina Dan, last updated on June 24th, 2014
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Application descriptionWinPanel is a handy gadget for your desktop that helps you customize the shortcuts instead of using the usual dedicate...
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