Confessions of a Windows Enthusiast

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Start++ - Extend Windows Vista Start Search Functionality!

Brandon Paddock, who is an employee at Microsoft, wrote this nifty little application which extends the functionality of the Windows Vista Start Menu Search with customizable commands.

For instance you could

  • Search Wikipedia.
  • Create a playlist of a specific artist and then play the songs in Windows Media Player.
  • Execute custom commands from the Command Line as well (for instance, you can use it to create a "sudo" command which will run an application elevated, much like in Linux / UNIX).

You can define your own custom actions and commands as well, allowing you to extend and customize the search field functionality as much as you'd like. I haven't gotten around to giving this a try yet, but I'll be sure to do so soon.

View: Brandon Paddocks Blog - Start ++
Download: Start++



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