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Featured Freeware: Launchy

Just a simple hotkey combo away, Launchy is a handy tool that lets you open nearly any program, file, folder, or Web site on your system with just a few keystrokes.

Just a simple hotkey combo away, Launchy is a handy tool that lets you open nearly any program, file, folder, or Web site on your system with just a few keystrokes.

Enter the first few letters of a file or program, and Launchy's small, skinnable interface automatically displays the rest of the name. You simply press Enter to open or launch it. If the displayed name isn't the item you want, a few seconds later the tool displays a drop-down list with other likely candidates from which you can choose. Configuring Launchy is as easy as using the tool itself, and it can be directed to look only at specific directories if need be. Easy to master, it performed without a hitch in all Download.com tests, and could easily replace the Start menu or Windows Explorer--as long as you know the name of what you're looking for. Recommended for all.

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