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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