Vamshidhar Kommineni

March 26, 2007

Start++

Filed under: Microsoft — Vamshi @ 10:04 am

Brandon Paddock, who works at Microsoft has written this extremely nifty tool for Vista’s start menu that brings back much of the shortcut functionality that was available in MSN desktop search. For instance being able to type "w Microsoft" into the start menu to launch a browser and go to the Wikipedia article on Microsoft. Or my favorite: "sudo cmd" to launch an elevated command prompt (works with other binaries as well of course).

The latest version (0.4.5) adds update checking functionality so you can stay up to date with the extremely quick releases that Brandon has been putting out over the last month or so. Check it out; any techie user will appreciate the added flexibility of the keyboard extensions.

Start++ Wiki Page

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