Deskbar Shortcuts… an eventual convert.


I’ve been a full-URL typist for a long, long time.


As yesterday was Patch Tuesday, I’ve gotten a little annoyed at the number of times that I’ve had to type http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-xxx.mspx into the browser to check up on security bulletin related facts.


I remembered hearing that MSN Desktop Search‘s Deskbar has this handy shortcut feature, but I never really paid attention to it.


One quick run through the web later, and I’m fiddling shortcuts to my heart’s content.


I added my favourite to http://www.deskbarshortcuts.com (de-linked in random oh-a-broken-link spotting episode; domain has changed owners) – a simple but useful one:



@msrc,http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/$w.mspx


So now I just have to type msrc ms05-019 or whatever bulletin I’m interested in into the Deskbar, and I’m there. Love it. I’m off to read more about it.

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have not used the Microsoft Search yet primarily because I have been using Google’s desktop search. But I found…

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have not used the Microsoft Search yet primarily because I have been using Google’s desktop search. But I found an article today that points at a nice tool you can add on to that search tool. It’s like a…