The Quick Launch menu is one of the most useful features in Windows, and Vista makes it even easier to add a program to the menu.
For those of you that are total newbies, the quick launch menu is the little icons by the start button:
You can either drag an application to the quick launch bar… or you can right click, and choose Add to Quick Launch:
If the option for “Add to Quick Launch” does not show up, you can hold down the Shift key while right-clicking on it to make the option show up. Note that you could also use Pin to Start Menu…
For extra credit, you can also learn how to start quick launch applications with the built-in hotkeys.