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HotKeyz

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

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

    August 17, 2012  |   By skajdlive

    Version: HotKeyz 2.8.3

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    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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  • 3.0 stars

    "you can program your own hotkeys"

    September 2, 2010  |   By Paulyg1

    Version: HotKeyz 2.8.3

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No "how to" guide on creating any hotkeys

    Summary

    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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very convenient."

    August 21, 2010  |   By Philabuster425

    Version: HotKeyz 2.8.3

    Pros

    Fairly simple to use.

    Cons

    No complaints.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good, very many options."

    August 11, 2010  |   By RyanPN

    Version: HotKeyz 2.8.3

    Pros

    Improves computer functionality.

    Cons

    Crashes sometimes, outdated graphics.

    Summary

    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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