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out of 27 votes out of 4 votes

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    Jun. 21, 2010
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Editors' Review


This powerful utility makes it easy to create and manage hot keys that open programs, shut down your computer, control media applications, and more.

Hotkeyz's intuitive interface divides hot keys into nine preset categories, including Control Panel, Desktop, and Internet. A simple table lists the 11 preconfigured hot keys that perform basic tasks like launching Internet Explorer, accessing the Control Panel, and adjusting volume. Novices will appreciate the step-by-step guide to creating their own hot keys, especially for more complex operations such as opening your Internet Explorer home page or automatically filling in online log-in information. A reliable help guide also eases the learning the curve.

Hotkeyz sits in the system tray when not in use, but of course, it has its own hot key combination. This user-friendly, effective freeware application makes it easy for anyone to create customized keyboard shortcuts.

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5 stars

"Make you keyboard do what you want. Easily!"

August 17, 2012  |  By skajdlive

2012-08-17 02:32:00  |  By skajdlive

 |  Version: HotKeyz 2.8.3


Very simple to do. Open interface, find function you want, assign keys you wish to perform the function and save.
Quick, easy, affective, straightforward.
Interface automatically disappears to notification tray.


None - But don't forget to open the program on computer restart. I don't think that it is automatic. But hey so what? All's good.


All I wanted was to be able to operate volume control with one hand. This does the job perfectly. And I've gone a little further and added a few more hotkey functions too because it's so easy and affective.

Updated on Nov 14, 2012

This is not good now. It has become unresponsive. I tried to uninstall and then reinstall. It starts off fine but then becomes unresponsive again.

Time to look for a better hot key software.

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3 stars

"you can program your own hotkeys"

September 02, 2010  |  By Paulyg1

2010-09-02 16:34:39  |  By Paulyg1

 |  Version: HotKeyz 2.8.3


creating "hotkeys" or "shortcuts" for repetitious entries...i.e. name, address, email, etc.


No "how to" guide on creating any hotkeys


The more I use this product, the easier it is getting. Unfortunately, it took an email to the creator to figure out how to program a multiple text/ multiple box hot key.

If this had a "how to use this program" or "How to create your own Hotkeys" tutorial, it would be awesome. Most of the stuff I will probably never use, unless or until I figure out what it all does.

I gave it 3 stars because it is the only program I have found that lets me create my own hotkeys, so it's good.

I don't mean to diss it, it is just VERY confusing to use for things other than the preprogrammed items, which I am still figuring out.

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5 stars

"Very convenient."

August 21, 2010  |  By Philabuster425

2010-08-21 17:53:10  |  By Philabuster425

 |  Version: HotKeyz 2.8.3


Fairly simple to use.


No complaints.

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5 stars

"Very good, very many options."

August 11, 2010  |  By RyanPN

2010-08-11 14:18:20  |  By RyanPN

 |  Version: HotKeyz 2.8.3


Improves computer functionality.


Crashes sometimes, outdated graphics.


I used to program to create several useful hotkeys, such as Alt-U pastes ü, and Shift-Alt-U pastes Ü. Saves a lot of time over Alt-0252, and much easier to remember. I also mapped Win keys to my favorite programs. I made Win-I open my browser, Win-G now opens my gmail, and so many other things. You can use time delays and such as well.

Updated on Aug 19, 2010

Note: Crashes appear to have been caused by another program, the graphics still suck though. >.<

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.8.3
Version 2.8.3 adds new default command: Copy Text to Clipboard and toggles for 9 Desktop Window Positions.
Publisher Skynergy
Publisher web site
Release Date June 21, 2010
Date Added June 21, 2010
Version 2.8.3
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.34MB
File Name htkz.exe
Total Downloads 62,934
Downloads Last Week 16
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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