How to smarten your Windows menu

LifeHacker:

Make your start menu more powerful by adding numbered shortcuts. Create a new shortcut, for example to MS Word. Rename it to “1 – Word” and drag it onto your start menu. Now, when you want to start Word, push the Windows Key, then 1. Add more frequently used applications as needed.

Tip works for Windows XP. Not sure about others.
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