WinKey alternative – the search is over! Clavier+
Win + F2 – Total Commander
Win + N – notepad
Win + Down – minimize the window
Win + Q – Firefox
Unfortunately, it’s support and development was abandoned by Copernic (I remember seeing a page on their site talking about that) so it started malfunctioning on Windows 7 RC that I’m running at home .. On Windows 2008 64 bits I couldn’t even install it.
Obviously, the time has come to find a replacement.
As I expected, it wasn’t easy – there are zillions of various launchers available but none of them supported simple Win+X shortcuts. Some required clicking with mouse (come on, my hands are already on the keyboard – I don’t want to take them away to grab a mouse just to launch an application!), some were too complex, some were plain ugly.
Of those two – Clavier+ is definitely the best option:
All right !.. I get my Win+N back. What a relief, really.
It also allows to paste a block of text so with Ctrl+Shift+E I can quickly paste my work e-mail which is quite handy, of course (sending e-mails to myself is something I do a lot)