Microsoft Working on Windows 10 Launcher Faster than the Start Menu

Microsoft is working on a new tool for PowerToys that would serve as an app launcher, with the company explaining that the purpose is to make it “faster than the Start menu.”

Codenamed PowerLauncher, the new PowerToys app launcher will only be available on Windows 10 and will work similarly to the built-in macOS Spotlight app. Microsoft says users will be able to launch it by pressing the Windows key + Space – on macOS, users can fire up Spotlight by pressing Cmd + Space.

On load, PowerLauncher will show up on the screen with a simple search box, but depending on settings, it can also display history. Context menu options will also be offered to run a specific app as administrator, open file location, or open in console.

Replacing the Windows key + R hotkey

Autocompleting and text suggestions will also be offered for even faster se… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.