The AudiophileOptimizer 3.00 brings a completely new module called the AudiophileShell. It is a launcher tool which makes handling of several tasks a lot easier, especially if you are in core mode. You can do simple tasks like starting the command prompt, PowerShell, the AudiophileOptimizer or ServiceTool as well as reboot or shut down your music server. Of course, you can also launch the device manager, the sound control panel or SCONFIG (en-US core only).
There are two ways of using it, you can either use it on-demand by typing "as" in a command prompt window or you can set it as shell replacement using the ServiceTool’s shell replacement feature. Depending on the Windows version you run and the mode you are in as well as other factors as like if FoD is installed or not, it will show more or less available options.