SpeedStart is a great way to speed up starting your programs. If your Windows Start menu looks anything like mine you have to crawl through your menu, trying to find the right item to click. SpeedStart is doing the crawling for you. You just press the hotkey and start typing a few characters. Just typing exc is enough to find Microsoft Office Excel 2003, press Enter to start Excel and SpeedStart hides, waiting for the next time you press the hotkey. I allways seem to forget the name of that great program I installed a few weeks ago. But I do know it was someting with 'burn' in the name. So I just press the SpeedStart hotkey and type burn, SpeedStart finds the program for me. I press the 'Up' and 'Down' keys to browse through the items SpeedStart found and press 'Enter' to start the program and hide SpeedStart.