- a key combination
- a menu item
- an event: at a specified date and time (daily, weekly, monthly) or when a special action occurs (before or after an application is launched, after an application is terminated, after an application is activated or deactivated, before sleep or after waking up).
- document (open, open with, recent)
- application (launch, running, recent, switch, show/hide, quit/relaunch)
- folder (display folder hierarchy)
- Finder (show in finder)
- menu (select item of menu, select item of submenu)
- mouse (simulate mouse on screen, simulate mouse on active window)
- keyboard (type type, type text of date, type text of file, type text of clipboard, type press or release keys)
- system (open preference panel, open menu of preference panels, start/shutdown, screensaver, dock)
- window (zoom, minimize, show, close, move, resize, switch, scroll contents)
- clipboard (copy/paste/add text, copy/paste/add text of the date, copy/cut/paste selection)
- internet (open web address, new mail)
- script (run script from a file, run script from a source text)
- sound (play sound)
- Unix (run command from source text, run command from a file)
- utilities (make pause)
- the "Universal" set contains shortcuts that are active at any time.
- other sets contain shortcuts that are active only when an application is in the foreground: the one the set is linked to, and has its name.
Shortcuts launched from a menu item are displayed in the iKey menu. This menu can be displayed:
- by clicking on the icon available at any time in the menu bar
- by typing a keys combo, and then it's displayed as a floating menu at the pointer location
iKey is a scriptable application which gives the ability to run a shortcut with an applescript. It is also possible to run applescripts from within iKey.