I am constantly using Start / Run / program or URL / OK, and wanted a better way to accomplish this task.
Window 2000 allows you to add an Address toolbar to your Taskbar:
1. Right-click an empty area on the Taskbar and press Toolbars and Address.
2. Use your mouse to drag the vertical separator to the right, resizing the Address toolbar.
Now, instead of pressing Start / Run / Program or URL / OK, you can type (or select) the program or URL into the Address toolbar and press Enter on your keyboard or press Go with your mouse.