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out of 27 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 18, 2010
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    #29 in Launchers

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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4 stars

"Would rather have HotKeys"

May 08, 2010  |  By fransmith2005

 |  Version: HotKeyz 2.8.0


I have not had the opportunity to use it but feed-back from associates is very good.


No cons, but will contact you if I run into problems.


I cannot rate in this category because I have not used it yet.

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1 stars

"buggy on XP"

April 27, 2010  |  By jlagrange

 |  Version: HotKeyz 2.8.0


Can use many key combinations including Windows key to run any file or application.

Worked well for a day.


Program went nuts with an infinitely repeating error "Access violation at address blah blah in module 'HotKeyz.exe'. Read of address blah blah." Process had to be killed via task manager.

Invalid data type for 'NoWinKeys'


Bugs quickly rendered the program useless. There are lots of better programs out there.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.8.0
Version 2.8.0 is a bug fixing release.
Publisher Skynergy
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2010
Date Added February 18, 2010
Version 2.8.0
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 59,638
Downloads Last Week 33
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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