I prefer not to take my hands away from the keyboard if possible, since reaching for the mouse breaks my flow. For years I've used the Windows key or Win-R to start an app, open a file or run a command, but that has a few issues. It isn't very fast, it isn't customisable and it doesn't auto-complete.
QuickLaunch addresses these problems. It is very fast, it appears the instant you hit the Windows key (or whichever key you have it mapped to). You can easily map any string to any command. And it auto-completes.
Since developing QuickLaunch I use it every day and don't know how I managed without it. I consider it one of my most useful tools. I hope you find it useful as well.
If you find QuickLaunch useful I'd love to hear from you. Or if you find bugs or would like to request a feature please let me know.
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|-||fixed incorrect start size on Win8|
|-||fixed QuickStart going off screen when screen changes resolution|
|-||fixed textbox resizing getting stuck on|
|-||fixed crash on Win8 if entering path with drive that doesn't exist|
|-||fixed path backslash auto completion|
|-||fixed QuickLaunch disappearing if matches list box became too big|
|-||fixed keys shift and control getting stuck on|
|-||fixed bug where QuickLaunch would randomly stop being activated from the global key press|
|-||fixed alt key not working in key mapping assign form|
|-||don't show all program matches if text box is empty|