From the developer:
"Wonderfully launches the programs, opens files and folders by any keyboard keys. It is very convenient, because for start of the program it is not necessary even to touch the mouse. You can adjust combinations of keyboard keys to launch the programs and opens files which are used more often by you. When HotKey works in background, you can press your Hot Key Combination to start programs or files, which you allowed earlier. Supports Hot Key long combinations with two and more keyboard keys in one time. Supports Mouse Keys. You can launch with Hot Key combinations all files, programs, folders, disks and even a shortcuts. Hot Keys work from any program, in background. Allows to launch programs in 4 modes: normal, minimized, maximized and hiding."