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Editors' Review

by   / June 26, 2011

One of our least favorite things about Windows is the Start menu. It's kind of a pain to get to the application or document you need, especially if it's something that you don't use very often. But who wants a desktop cluttered with shortcuts? Keybreeze is a fantastic program that makes it extremely easy to launch just about everything with a few keystrokes. We have trouble imagining a Windows user who wouldn't benefit from this time-saving utility.

Keybreeze is activated by a hot key; by default it's the semicolon, but this can be changed. Once Keybreeze is active, a small toolbar appears; you simply start typing what you want to access, and the toolbar generates a predictive list of suggestions. There are more than 80 preset actions that Keybreeze can initiate, including launching common applications, Web sites, and menus. You want the calculator, the Display Properties dialog, or MapQuest directions? Just type the keyword into the toolbar and Keybreeze will launch it within a matter of seconds. We found it quite easy to add our own keywords as well, adding often-used documents and Web sites to Keybreeze's repertoire of commands. In addition to these extremely useful features, Keybreeze also has a notes function that lets you create notes and set reminders and a macro editor. An online tutorial and FAQ give you an overview of how the program works. Overall, we were quite impressed with Keybreeze; we loved being able to access everything on our computer so quickly and easily. This is one of the few programs that we've reviewed that we'll actually keep around for personal use.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.5.3

Keybreeze 5.5.3 includes new skins, new note features and note reminders, more QuickTab options, file search, web search, import/export feature, Keybreeze Sync, and more.


Publisher Keybreeze
Publisher web site
Release Date December 16, 2017
Date Added December 22, 2017
Version 5.5.3


Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0

Download Information

File Size 887.84KB
File Name Keybreeze_Setup_5.5.3.exe


Total Downloads 74,714
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality after 60 days
Price $10
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