norbert wrote:LaunchBar's minimalistic UI is intentional. We tried to make it as unobtrusive as possible, so that it doesn't distract you from your current work, which is especially important if you invoke LaunchBar fairly often.
That's a fair point.
For the moment that LB is up though, you're not going to be doing anything else until you select a function, so it wouldn't be getting in the way even if it took up half the screen. Why do you think Apple's application switcher is so large? Because while it is up, you won't be doing anything else, so the most important thing is that you can see it clearly and make your selection quickly without having to squint through a tiny list.
norbert wrote:Note that LaunchBar is actually not meant to be placed in the middle of the screen (it feels lost there indeed).
Then wouldn't the 'minimalist' thing be to not offer the option at all? Just stick it to the menu.
norbert wrote:I'd recommend to keep it at the top edge of the screen, so that it pops out of the menu bar, same as the Spotlight menu.
If Spotlight was a multi-purpose launcher then it would be somewhere else on the screen. A better comparison would be the dock.
And isn't it possible that the reason folk move LB from the top of the screen is so they can see it?