Let your Pause key launch any program, with Personal HotKey
You might never use the “pause” key, but this little tool will give it a new life, by assigning to it a favorite program you can launch.
Personal HotKey starts with Windows and configures the “pause” key of your keyboard to let it run a favorite program.
You can select any program and start it by pressing the pause key.
There are utilities that do much more than that, but this is not a reason to dismiss the Personal HotKey, simple and effective as it is.
* Check also this free Quick Launch Sidebar Gadget