Launch Applications Quickly with Launchy

by Barbara J. Feldman on March 10, 2010

Launchy is an open source Windows and Linux utility that lets you quick start applications with just a few keystrokes. Forget your start menu and the icons on your desktop, Launchy hides in the background until you hit ALT-SPACE. Then just enter a few letters of the program you are looking for, and hit enter when it has been found.

More tips like this one in Productivity



A Parent s Guide to Ensuring Your Children Are Safe Online: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Children
A Parent's Guide to Ensuring Your Children Are Safe Online: Protect Yourself,...
by Gary McKraken
(Kindle Edition)
The Parent s Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media: Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World
The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media: Understanding the...
by Shawn Marie Edgington
(Paperback)
- Usually ships in 24 hours
Price: $6.77

Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids
Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids
by NBC News
(Kindle Edition)

Cite This Page

Feldman, Barbara. "Launch Applications Quickly with Launchy." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 10 Mar. 2010. Web. 30 Nov. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/503/launch-applications-quickly-with-launchy/ >.


  • Siddharatha Dhumale

    Same is also provided by windows XP and other Window NT OS. i.e. if we want to open the Word, Excel or Access document you can open it directly with the key word as winword, excel and access.

    press window button –> Then press ‘R’ –> Type ‘Winword’ and you will get Microsoft Word open with new doc on screen.