We managed to kick the clicking habit a while ago by installing Launchy. Now the program makes it even easier to open applications and folders without so much as looking at the Windows Start menu. Now out of beta, the latest release of the program adds a new plug-in that allows you to launch commands from the utility, effectively replacing the ‘Run’ dialog.
The developers are doing their best to open up the program to the masses and you can now create your own plug-ins and share them on the Plug-in Developers Forum. There’s also a meaty selection of skins available for download so you can customize the app. If you’re still using shortcut icons or the Start menu then quite frankly you’re living in the past, as Launchy takes all the effort out of opening documents, accessing files, launching programs, and even searching Google.