SmartStartMenu : A Smarter Program Launcher for Windows

Stop searching through your Start menu

SmartStartMenu™ is the new program launcher that will do the searching for you! It turns the task of opening any program, document, folder, or website into a two or three key-stroke effort!




SmartStartMenu™ uses high performance scanning technology to locate items on your start menu and in other locations on your hard drive. Scanning can be done anytime you want... even during system startup. Once scanning is completed you simply type a few letters and SmartStartMenu™ will use type-ahead technology to generate an alphabetized list of items that match the criteria for you to select from.

                                                                                           "Added to my collection of handy utilities." - Chris Maunder, CodeProject.com : C++ MVP   +++  "great tool u have created" - -= aLbert =-   +++  "Very neat idea" - Peter Hayward, Ngarkat Technologies   +++  "your smart start menu is so cool" - hongbo   +++  "I like your utility - very helpful for my cluttered start menu." - Przemek, http://cafesuite.net   +++  "Colibri doesn't work in Windows 2000 (my case), so you're the winner for me." - Richard   +++  "You've done a good job, especially nice is multi-os support" - Jeremy Pemberton-Pigott   +++  "something I would definitely use on a daily basis" - Andy   +++  "Kudos for your efforts." - Jim   +++  "Nice work." - Geert Delmeiren   +++  "4 stars!" - Pixelated   +++  "I have seen your product and is very useful." - Miguel Angel Diez   +++  "elegant little application" - Scott Hanselman   +++  "Great tool thanks for giving this to us." - Bob Flynn   +++  "Thank you for the SmartStartMenu. It works wonderfully." - Thomas Eyde   +++  "This is a great tool! Thanks." - GoodTurn2   +++  "The concept behind this utility is great." - gjr   +++  "this is one helpful little tool to have." - Mitch Keeler   +++  "First it's a great tool it's rating 5 of 5 Stars." - n-av1   +++  "I would like to tell you that this is a very good work." - Stephan Poirier   +++  "First of all I want to complement you on the great tool you created." - QuintiQ   +++  "New to it, but love it..." - sherifffruitfly   +++  "SmartStartMenu is smart,very smart..." - Ron 'rollerover'   +++  "Great tool" - Mark McCormick   +++  "gr8 tool, just what i needed!" - Jad Nohra   +++  "SmartStartMenu is a great tool for me." - Bobby Chou   +++  "Thanks for the Menu! I love it." - pleaseleaveme   +++  "Good idea, good work and good implementation." - Scope   +++  "Nice work Shaun!" - Linton   +++  "I strongly recommend it (SmartStartMenu) to those of you still stumbling around in the Start Menu and Desktop" - dhuett   +++  "The shortening of launch time for our applications is something we could all use" - Herb Goldstein   +++  "I think this software is awesome. You did a great job." - Neomember   +++  "What a sweet little program!" - John Corliss   +++  "Like wheels on luggage..." - Miskairal   +++  "Works very fast!" - Elena Santos   +++  "A great addition for Windows users who prefer using the keyboard whenever possible." - Brian Burridge                                                                                                                                                                                     

Easy to Install

Easy to Install SmartStartMenu™ comes pre-configured for most users. When the install program has successfully completed you simply use the taskbar's right-click menu to display SmartStartMenu™. When SmartStartMenu™ is displayed it take a few seconds to run a scan and then it is ready to use!

Easy to Access

Easy to Access SmartStartMenu™ is completely integrated with your desktop... it has been implemented as a toolbar that is initially displayed on the taskbar. It can be resized, dragged to the desktop, or even relocated on any edge of the screen. SmartStartMenu™ is initially configured with a hot-key> (Win+S) for fast and easy access via the keyboard. In addition, the HTML style help file can be accessed via the F1 key.

Customization

Customization SmartStartMenu™ is designed to work the way you want it to work. It includes user configurable file types and locations that allow you to decide what gets scanned and what doesn't; Sub-string matching modes include start of name, start of word, and start of any word; Auto-selection modes include first found, most recently used, and most frequently used; Optional history listing supported for shell commands such as cmd, control, print, and web site addresses that have been typed into SmartStartMenu™; And lastly, optional folder listing support for paths typed into SmartStartMenu™.

Additional Features

Additional Features Since SmartStartMenu™ is based on shortcuts (in part) there is no 'alias' database to maintain or complicated configuration interface to learn. You can change the keystrokes used to access any item by modifying the name of the shortcut, or start menu item. SmartStartMenu™ helps you to clean up your desktop and 'Quick launch' toolbar by reducing your dependencies on them. It helps you to reduce clutter on your taskbar by eliminating the need for the 'Address' toolbar. SmartStartMenu™ can also be used like the start menu's 'Run' dialog. Also included is an explorer context menu extension that gives you the ever useful 'Copy pathname', 'Copy short pathname', 'Run with command line arguments' and 'Open in DOS box' menu items.





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