KeyboardLink

KeyboardLink

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    14,915
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 20, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    503.52KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #32 in Launchers

Editors' Review

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KeyboardLink is a great little tool for turning your standard Windows keyboard into not just a program launcher, but a program controller, as well. Open source and using a scant 3MB of RAM, getting started requires configuring the activation keys, called the Master Keys, in the program's General features tab. Users can set one or two master keys, an important feature that prevents you from accidentally launching a program. Other basics, such as running the app when Windows starts, also live in the General tab.

The second tab controls your media player. Here you can set basic track and volume controls. You can also check off a box that supersedes your default media player and controls whichever media player is currently running. The Software tab is where most of the action is, though, with hot-key commands for Notepad, Calculator, your Web browser, media player, MS Paint, and WordPad. For the Web browser and media player, users can specify which program they want the hot key to activate. It'd be nice to see future versions of KeyboardLink extend this feature to more program types.

The Office and System tabs control more generic functions: global volume, mute, emptying the recycle bin, launching the screen saver, and the Microsoft Office suite. The only problems are that it can't be configured to recognize other applications and launch them, and the installer is a ZIP file, not self-extracting. Nevertheless, KeyboardLink is a must-have for power users who hate repeatedly jumping over to the mouse.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Beware of Trojan Horse."

July 13, 2008  |  By saasira

 |  Version: KeyboardLink 1.1

Cons

Comodo Anti Virus reported a Trojan.Win32.AutoHK.I

COMODO BO Clean Report : DRP-AGENT.SBC VARIANT STOPPED BY BOCLEAN!

Trojan horse was found in memory.

DOWNLOADS\KEYBOARDLINK_V1.1\KEYBOARDLINK.EXE contained the trojan.

Active trojan horse WAS shut down. System safe.

But strangely, Avast did not detect any thing suspicious.

I request the CNET Administrators to thoroughly scan this once again.

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3 stars

"Exactly what it says...and nothing more."

April 01, 2008  |  By rundmv

 |  Version: KeyboardLink 1.1

Pros

It is easy to install and understand. It gives you the ability to open up the programs listed above with a hotkey.

Cons

ONLY the programs listed above can be opened with hotkeys. I guess I was looking for a program that would let me set hotkeys up for the programs I wanted. This is not that program. There is nothing wrong with the software itself, however.

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5 stars

"awesome product"

March 18, 2008  |  By rrg123

 |  Version: KeyboardLink 1.1

Pros

quick and easy, very easy to understand

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Dead'Soul
Publisher web site http://www.mystercrowley.com
Release Date November 20, 2008
Date Added November 20, 2008
Version 1.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 503.52KB
File Name KeyboardLink_v1.3.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,915
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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