Editor: ActiveLaunch gives you the ability to open frequently used applications, documents, and folders not using your mouse only, but also using your keyboard, never having to memorize the multitude of hotkeys. ActiveLaunch main window looks similar to a regular folder window in My Computer with icons reflected in it being analogues to Windows shortcuts. Any icon can be assigned to any keyboard shortcuts. To launch a program from the keyboard you only need to call up the main ActiveLaunch windows by pressing the HotKey, and then pressing the Keyboard Shortcut associated with that program without any keyboard modifiers. Just two hits. That is very quick. Keyboard shortcuts are listed next to each icon; therefore you don't need to memorize them. And surely you may open folders, documents, or web-sites the same way. Alt + Backspace is the default hotkey combination, but you can change it. And indeed, instead of pressing the keyboard shortcut you may click the corresponding icon as well. While holding Ctrl you can also select desired icons and launch corresponding objects (e.g. folders, files, and web pages) at once. After launching an application, opening a document or a folder the ActiveLaunch window is automatically closed. To add icons you can either use the menu or the Windows Drag&Drop technology. However, in some Windows versions, drives and My Documents folder can be added only through the menu. In a multi-user environment every Windows-user is assigned with an individual set of properties and icons.