I guess this doesn't really help, but I never saw any need for the launcher anyway. It's functions are duplicated elseware in the OS. I leave my favorites folder as a popup window on the desk top, so there's my quick program launcher and a place to drag a file to have a particular program open it. And the desktop switcher bar provides program switching. This arrangement works well for me, causes less screen clutter and has the added bonus of saving a little system overhead, since I no longer need to load Launcher.