Super Launcher is an admin launcher that persists in the system tray that can launch programs quickly; optionally, with administrator rights, as another user, or both.
1. Find the Super Launcher shortcut or program.
2. Right-click the shortcut / program and select Copy.
3. With the file location open, press the
Windows Key + R, type
shell:startup, then select OK. This opens the Startup folder.
4. In the Startup folder, paste the shortcut to Super Launcher.
5. Log off your computer then log in to test.
To restore, simply overwrite the current config with your saved config from steps 1-3.
Selecting "Auto Run As Admin?" and entering a username / domain into the Super Launcher settings will not give you the desired effect. Follow the steps below to get Super Launcher to start as another user with administrator rights.
It is important you follow these steps in this order exactly.
F5key on your keyboard to refresh the window with the new options.
This issue is commonly asked into question: "...just make a folder on the desktop with your shortcuts..." or "...just pin the shortcuts to the start-menu or the task-bar..."
If you are asking these questions, then this application is probably not meant for you.
Super Launcher is designed to run applications in a separate user-context, either in an elevated context, a different user-account's context, or both. To do this task natively in Windows, the user is required to hold Shift and Right-click the program they want to start to force an option to appear in the context menu called "Run as another user..." This can be very time consuming, especially for people who need to run programs as different users like System Administrators and I.T. Technicians.
To read more about how the Windows security system works, see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/identity-protection/access-control/access-control
Super Launcher is designed with I.T. Administrators and Technicians in mind. Since Super Launcher can run in multiple security contexts, it is important that the Super Launcher files are installed in a directory that can be accessed by multiple security contexts and users.
Another reason why Super Launcher cannot be portable is because the configuration files need to be accessible by all user / security contexts on the PC. Super Launcher will save all configuration files to
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Below Average\Super Launcher\%DOMAIN%\%USERNAME%\SuperLauncherConfig.xml.
If you really want to run Super Launcher in a portable mode, install the program to a PC you have administrator rights on, and browse to
C:\Program Files\Below Average\Super Launcher\ and copy the files to wherever you like. Super Launcher should be able to run, but you might encounter some un-expected errors, especially if you try to use the "Elevate" or "Run-as" feature.
Super Launcher is designed to run in different security contexts and Windows does not allow applications running in different contexts to interact. Since the Windows Desktop (explorer.exe) runs under your logged in security context, Super Launcher is not able to read the clipboard or drag-and-drop data from the desktop or file explorer.
This means that the only option to add shortcuts in Super Launcher is by opening a new file explorer window under the same security context that Super Launcher is running as.