I have been using this excellent and simple application menu ever since Windows 3.1. Its called BackMenu, and was accompanied by another product called BigDesk. It continued to work on W95 and W98SE, but will not work on XP.
Does anyone remember BackMenu, and can suggest a similar product? The great feature was the self-documenting nature of the driver text file. It enabled me to manage well over 300 menu applications, grouped hierarchically according to my own program group definitions.