If you like Google Desktop way lets you open programs from Start Menu, but you don’t like its high memory usage, you can try Launchy. Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!
Once Launchy is run, it hides in the background. You bring it forward by holding the alt key and tapping the space key. You then type in a few keys of the program you are searching for and hit enter once it has been found. You can also make Launchy dissappear again by hitting escape or alt+space.
Launchy is developed to run on XP, however you can try downloading the gdiplus dll and unzipping it into your Launchy directory to get it to run with Win2000.
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