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WoX is a launcher for Windows that simply works. It's an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.



  • Search for everything—applications, UWP, folders, files and more.
  • Use pinyin to search for programs / 支持用 拼音 搜索程序
    • wyy / wangyiyun → 网易云音乐
  • Keyword plugin search g search_term
  • Search youtube, google, twitter and many more
  • Build custom themes at
  • Install plugins from
  • Portable mode
  • Auto-complete text suggestion
  • Highlighting of how results are matched during query search


  • Download from releases.

    • Option 1: download Wox-Full-Installer.*.exe, which include all dependency.
    • Option 2: download Wox.*.exe, which only include wox itself. You may install Everything and Python using below instruction.
  • Windows may complain about security due to code not being signed. This will be fixed later.

  • Requirements:

    • .NET >= 4.6.2 or Windows version >= 10 1607 (Anniversary Update)
    • [Optional] Integrate with everything
      1. Download .exe installer
      2. Use x64 if your windows is x64
      3. Version >= 1.4.1 is supported
    • [Optional] Use Python plugins
      1. install python3
      2. add it to %PATH% or set it in WoX settings


  • Launch: Alt+Space
  • Context Menu: Ctrl+O
  • Cancel/Return: Esc
  • Install/Uninstall plugin: type wpm install/uninstall
  • Reset: delete %APPDATA%\Wox
  • Log: %APPDATA%\Wox\Logs


  • First and most importantly, star it!
  • Send PR to master branch
  • I'd appreciate if you could solve help_wanted labeled issue


Install Visual Studio 2019 with .NET desktop development and Universal Windows Platform development



I would like to thank

  • Raygun for their free crash reporting account.
  • JetBrains for Open Source licence.

Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.