I’m a fan of the keyboard. I would rather have a keyboard shortcut to anything than having to reach for my mouse… Enter Bayden’s SlickRun.
SlickRun is a way of setting up shortcuts to perform a series of actions on the computer. I just press <ALT> Q and enter the shortcut into the search box… For example:
- “Hosts” opens up my local Hosts file in Administrator-enabled NotePad.
- “Morning” and I get today’s latest news, compliments of Google.
- Mail kicks off Outlook,
- Rfpr opens up a Word template that I use as a base for RFP Responses, etc.
You can configure your own shortcuts or use some of the pre-canned ones available as “packs” on the download page. Grab it here: http://www.bayden.com/SlickRun/ – Made by Eric Lawrence, the author of Fiddler <–Guy’s got cred.