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Hot Corners

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Hot Corners provides users who love navigating their screen with hot keys an opportunity to utilize their mouse movements as well. While easy to set up and use, some may grow frustrated with the program's sensitivity.

The program's only real screen interface comes when users must set up their keys. This step is surprisingly simple and should be welcoming to all skill levels with its clean screens and simple drop-down menus for designating actions. A Help file is available to users who may not be familiar with hot-key programs. Utilizing the hot keys was simple, but also frustrating. We were able to easily designate our mouse movements to do anything from opening Google, to opening our Control Panel, starting a screensaver, and more. By using a series of keystrokes the program is activated and our mouse movements responded in quick action, which impressed us. The only drawback was that if the program is not disabled, your every movement results in opening new screens, which could frustrate novice users who do not have a great deal of control over mouse and keyboard functions.

The program offers surprisingly little by way of features, which we felt kept Hot Corners on target. Users can adjust the reaction time of your mouse movements and the program commands, but beyond that, are not burdened by unnecessary features. Though newcomers will need to spend a little time getting used to controlling the mouse movements, this free program is sure to please those who live and die by their hot keys.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Malware in the File"

    November 21, 2011  |   By akvasu

    Version: Hot Corners 2.2.2.0

    Pros

    No Pros Its a bad software

    Cons

    File is infected with a Virus Either bad file was uploaded later by faking the version number OR its built in from the start

    Summary

    Please dont use this I feel the software is bad from the start

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This file contains a virus"

    December 8, 2010  |   By itslenny

    Version: Hot Corners 2.2.2.0

    Pros

    I don't know I'd rather not install it

    Cons

    This file contains the SdBot worm. Specifically: WORM/SdBot.686957.A [worm]

    Summary

    Unlike Jesse869, I'm not willing to accept that it is an error with my virus scan. I use Avira and I've never had a false positive before so I don't know why I would start having them now. I highly advise anyone thinking of downloading this thinks twice before doing so.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Way too sensitive on Vista"

    December 23, 2009  |   By Princeofwars

    Version: Hot Corners 2.2.2.0

    Pros

    It is a good idea, but it needs lots of improvement!!!

    Cons

    Its too sensitive!!! When I moved the mouse at least 1 centemeter across my screen, internet explorer opened up MORE THAN 25 TIMES, my screen saver randomly turned on, and my computer turned off by itself because it was being overloaded.

    Summary

    This program WOULD be one of my favorite launching programs, if it wasn't so dam sensitive.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great, but"

    October 13, 2009  |   By iLeeW

    Version: Hot Corners 2.2.2.0

    Pros

    It lets me activate my screen saver at will, which is what it's supposed to do

    Cons

    I'm asked for permission to let the program run every single damn time I boot up.

    Summary

    I have Hot Corners set up to run whenever I start my computer. However, when Windows boots up, it asks me for permission to let the program run each and every damn time because it says the program is unsigned. Approving it once should be enough and I hold it against Windows at least as much as against Hot Corners, but a solution to this annoyance should be built into the program.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Could not get it to work"

    April 9, 2009  |   By planetjeffy

    Version: Hot Corners 2.2.2.0

    Pros

    would be cool if it worked

    Cons

    could not get it to work

    Summary

    I turned off all my security software and firewall, but it would not download properly.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Seems good, but won't run with Norton 360 enabled."

    April 7, 2009  |   By Jesse869

    Version: Hot Corners 2.2.2.0

    Pros

    With Norton 360 disabled, program installed fine and did what it says it does.

    Cons

    With Norton 360 enabled, the program won't run. Norton removes Hotcorners.exe because it thinks it is a virus called W32.Svich.

    Summary

    This could be a very useful product if the developers can get around the antivirus programs thinking it is a virus.

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