After discussing the possibility of having FARR hook into system-wide hotkeys (WIN+R, WIN+E, etc.), he came across a registry hack to disable global system hotkeys. Once enabled, you can now enable hotkeys that were once reserved, in any application. I am now able to launch FARR using WIN+R and make it completely replace the Windows Run Dialog. Perhaps now mouser can work on cleaning up the network share and drive browsing code (browsing network shares) within FARR.
I have attached a reg file inside of a zip file for those who are interested, as well as a link to the article which we found to enable this functionality
Just add each letter (no commas, just right in a row. EX; RE would disable WIN+R and WIN+E) to the registry key.Disable global hotkeys
This is confirmed to work in Windows 8 as well.