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Hotkeyz for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.8.3
  • 3.6
  • (21)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Customizable keyboard shortcuts for anything

Keyboard shortcuts are kind of addictive: once you start using them, you never want to go back to the mouse. It's a much faster and more effective way to use your computer.

If you're already hooked to keyboard shortcuts as much as I am, you're going to love this little app. As you can tell from its name, Hotkeyz is a collection of keyboard shortcuts with which you can perform all sorts of tasks, from opening a file or launching a program to system options such as controlling volume or shutting down the computer.

Of course, you need to have Hotkeyz permanently running in the background in order to have access to all those hotkeys, but don't worry: the program hardly uses any system resources.

Hotkeyz features a simple interface design divided into two main areas, one for the list of categories and another one for the actual list of keyboard shortcuts included in each of those categories. Needless to say, you can add as many new categories and new shortcuts as you need, with a few configuration options for each. The only problem will then being able to learn them all by heart!

Hotkeyz lets you control many aspects of your system and perform a wide variety of tasks just by using your keyboard.

Fixed Macro LoopIntegrated a new macro recording component that creates *.mac files that can be edited. Added an edit button next to the file open button when selecting a macro in the macro play options. Re-select the command from the default commands or change the macro command from "Macro Record" to "Macro Record Edit" in order to record to the *.mac fileNew Macro playback have 2 new options: Play back the macro at Normal or Fast speedNew Macro recording have 2 new options: Record the mouse movements and mouse relative toAdded an Autosave option under Settings. If checked this will save the 'last used' and 'times used' and unsaved Hotkeys every 5 minutesAuotsave will not save if the Hotkey Add or Edit window is openAdded a setting to Hide HotKeyz when executing a hotkey. If unchecked HotKeyz will stay open when executing a hotkey.Added a setting to show all hotkeys in the tray (when you right click on the HotKeyz tray icon).When using the Date Mask with the Paste command, 'Mon' can be used for first 3 letters of Month i.e. [DATE_D MON CCYY] will result in 15 AUG 2009Added a pre user name behaviour on the hotkey login window. This allows you to TAB once or multiple times into the username field when the login hotkey is pressed. On some login web sites you either have to click in the username field then press the login hotkey, but if you know how many tabs it will take you to get focus in the username edit box then the pre user name behaviour will do that for you

Changes

  • Fixed Macro LoopIntegrated a new macro recording component that creates *.mac files that can be edited. Added an edit button next to the file open button when selecting a macro in the macro play options. Re-select the command from the default commands or change the macro command from "Macro Record" to "Macro Record Edit" in order to record to the *.mac fileNew Macro playback have 2 new options: Play back the macro at Normal or Fast speedNew Macro recording have 2 new options: Record the mouse movements and mouse relative toAdded an Autosave option under Settings. If checked this will save the 'last used' and 'times used' and unsaved Hotkeys every 5 minutesAuotsave will not save if the Hotkey Add or Edit window is openAdded a setting to Hide HotKeyz when executing a hotkey. If unchecked HotKeyz will stay open when executing a hotkey.Added a setting to show all hotkeys in the tray (when you right click on the HotKeyz tray icon).When using the Date Mask with the Paste command, 'Mon' can be used for first 3 letters of Month i.e. [DATE_D MON CCYY] will result in 15 AUG 2009Added a pre user name behaviour on the hotkey login window. This allows you to TAB once or multiple times into the username field when the login hotkey is pressed. On some login web sites you either have to click in the username field then press the login hotkey, but if you know how many tabs it will take you to get focus in the username edit box then the pre user name behaviour will do that for you

PROS

  • Fully customizable: add as many categories and shortcuts as you want
  • Minimal system footprint

CONS

  • Program needs to be constantly running
  • Loads of shortcuts to memorize!

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Hotkeyz for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.8.3
  • 3.6
  • (21)
  • Security Status

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