The simplest and the fastest way to quickly launch a program or open a document is to place a shortcut to it
on the Desktop or in the Quick Launch bar. But in time you find out that your Desktop is filled up with lots of
shortcuts which you hardly ever used and is like a scrap-heap.
To clean up your Desktop and keep it as bare as possible, but at the same time have fast access to the frequently
used programs, documents and folders you need Favorite Shortcuts
. It is a very easy-to-use quick launch
tool that provides one-click access to the hierarchical list of your favorite items.
Favorite Shortcuts menu available:
- in the Windows Desktop context menu
- in a folder background shortcut menu
- in the Windows Explorer File menu
- in the Internet Explorer Favorites menu
- in the Windows taskbar notification area (system tray)
- in any application using a hotkey.
To bring it up, right-click an empty spot on your desktop (or any other folder), point to Favorite Shortcuts
or Quick Launch, and then
click an item in the popup menu. You can also right-click on the special icon in the taskbar notification area
(system tray) to display the favorite shortcuts menu. To display the Quick Launch menu just left-click that
system tray icon.
Another way of calling Favorite Shortcuts or Quick Launch menus are hotkeys. Set hotkeys for
Favorite Shortcuts and Quick Launch using the Configuration Manager (CTRL+W and CTRL+Q are default
values), and then press the hotkey when you are working in any program to bring the correspondent menu up.
In order to add subfolders to the list, move shortcuts, add new items or delete unused, select Organize
Shortcuts or Organize Quick Launch in the menu, and than manipulate shortcut files in the Favorite
Shortcuts or Quick Launch folder.
There are two special submenus in the Favorite Shortcuts menu, such as Recent Documents
. They display most recently used documents like Windows does, and most recently opened folders in a
separate list. Number of items in these menus, age of shortcuts included into them can be configured via
New items can be added to the favorite shortcuts or quick launch list in several ways. The simplest one is to
right-click a file or a folder in Windows Explorer, and select Add To Favorite Shortcuts
or Add To Quick
in the context menu. The second, more flexible way, is to select Organize Shortcuts
Organize Quick Launch
on the menu, open the correspondent folder on the disk, and then drag-and-drop any item
from your Desktop, Start Menu or any other location.
Also Favorite Shortcuts folder can be opened by double-clicking the system tray (taskbar) icon. You can add new
subfolders and organize your shortcuts into groups. It's much more convenient than have a huge plain list.
If some items are disabled in the menu, this means that you should delete them from the list or fix those
shortcuts properties as they point to removed files or folders.
As Favorite Shortcuts
provides fast and convenient access to Windows Quick Launch items, you can turn the
Quick Launch toolbar off and still have access to all Quick Launch items. Moreover, with Favorite Shortcuts you
can add subfolders to your quick launch toolbar and organize that items into groups.
Favorite Shortcuts Configuration Manager provides a very convenient and friendly interface to configure
During setup you can select whether to create preconfigured sets of shortcuts to essential Windows locations like
, My Pictures
, My Music
, Control Panel
, Administrative Tools
, Recent Documents
, Internet History, Network Places,
Network and Dial-up Connections and so on.
As you can see Favorite Shortcuts
provides fast and convenient access to the most frequently used
applications, files and folders. It is easy-to-install and very easy-to-use and could be of help to experienced
users and beginners alike. Don't just take our word for it.
Download Your Free Evaluation Copy of Favorite Shortcuts
and try it for yourself.
An easy-to-use desktop quick launch menu
that provides one-click access to the hierarchical list of
frequently and recently used programs, documents and folders. It is available as a hotkey-called popup menu, as an additional submenu in Desktop
context menu, in folder background shortcut menu, in Windows Explorer File
menu, in Internet Explorer
menu and as a system tray icon in taskbar notification area.
- quick launch of frequently used programs
- fast access to favorite folders and documents
- one-click access to recently used folders and documents
- removing of unused shortcuts from your Desktop
- quick access to essential Windows locations
- using hotkeys to access quick launch items
- easy configuration and use
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Note. This software requires Windows 98/ME/2000/XP or Windows 95/NT with Internet
Explorer 4.0 (or later) and Windows Desktop Update installed.