Be More Productive – Open Programs, Folders, Files Faster Using Launchy
Launch is a smart search program that is a great Windows Start Menu alternative. It efficiently allows you to search & open for Programs, files, folders, and websites on your PC.
Once installed press Hot Keys (by default) Alt + Space and a small search widget will appear allowing you to search throughout your computer. With Launchy you are able to search for any program on your computer. Search for Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Windows utilities such as Control Panel. You can even type in web addresses into the Launchy search box and it will automatically openthe site in your default browser.
Launchy can save you a great deal of time, because you don’t have to go through Windows’ Start Menu and navigating through the menu to open your programs. This helps if like my computer you have hundreds of Programs installed.
One of the things that I really like about the software is its built in calculator. When needing a calc
ulation I usually hit Alt + Space bar, type 5 + 5 and it automatically responds with 10. Don’t worry I usually do more complex calculations…sometimes. Ha.
If Alt + Space are not the most convenient Hot Keys, then open the Launchy Setting in the upper right hand corner and in User Interface select the Hot Keys that most appeal to you.
Launchy is such a light program that uses such low resources that it really does not slow your computer down at all. I find it much easier using Launchy than the start Menu when my computer is going through that sluggish, glitchy, or buggy phase when everytime you click something there is a two second delay. If you can really get into a habit of using the quick search utility it can save you a bunch of energy and headaches over time.
To download visit http://www.launchy.net