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Keyboard LaunchPad

By Stardock Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Macros and keyboard shortcuts are nothing new, but many shortcut programs are too complicated for the average user. In contrast, this launcher makes it easy to set up shortcuts that launch applications, visit Web sites, paste saved clipboard data, and even control MP3 players.

Using Keyboard LaunchPad is a cinch. First you create new hot keys with a few mouse clicks, or by just dragging and dropping shortcuts, files, or folders into the main window. Next you assign a key combination that triggers the hot key. Then you apply actions to each hot key from a pull-down list of commonly used actions such as linking to a shortcut or URL. You can add actions to the list with plug-ins once you purchase the full version.

All in all, Keyboard LaunchPad is a practical, powerful, and easy-to-use utility. Our only complaint is that the trial does not provide enough hot keys or actions to test the more advanced features.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6

Version 1.6 added new shortcuts.

General

Release September 7, 2016
Date Added August 20, 2009
Version 1.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 136,514
Downloads Last Week 26
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Developer's Description

Keyboard LaunchPad allows you to assign hot keys to almost any kind of action one might perform on their system. Shortcuts can be made to launch programs, visit Web sites, paste saved clipboards, control MP3 players, and more. It works systemwide and is very easy to use. Version 1.6 added new shortcuts.