I do not know how many of you use it, but Google has put an app launcher on Windows. It works like the launcher on a Chromebook. But on a Chromebook, you have the search key that fires it up.
Can you have a keyboard shortcut on Windows too?
Yes. Thanks to Alex Chitu of Google Operating System, I can now tell you how to do that. This works on Windows 7 or Windows 8.
- Right-click the Chrome Launcher Icon
- Choose Properties
- Go to the “Shortcut key” field and enter a keyboard shortcut ( Example: Ctrl + Shift + A)
You can launch apps from here or use the search field for a variety of things. Soon, contacts will be synced and you can easily find a friend and start drafting an email.
You can already search for apps from the Chrome Web Store and install right from the app launcher.