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Register Hot Key

By RTMenu Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Despite the simplicity of using it, this hot key tool suffers from too many problems to be of use. Register Hot Key's very simple browse and select interface needs little introduction. That's important since the application doesn't include instructions.

Operating this application takes just a trio of steps. Select an executable using the standard browse tool. Then press your desired hot key or hot key combination with your cursor in the hot key box. Press the add button and your hot key is saved, at least temporarily. That's when your troubles begin. A display of registered hot keys fails to properly identify Control-Alt hot key combinations. Some testers also reported the program wouldn't load executables saved with a Control-Alt key combination. Most importantly, registered keys were not saved after system reboot. There is also no method to save hot key lists.

Anyone can use Register Hot Key, but few will want to keep this problematic program installed.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added October 11, 2007
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista


Total Downloads 632
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Define a key combination as Hot Key Register Hot Key(s) and launch programs/open files with with Hot Key. The program sits in system tray. Remove Hot Keys whenever not required. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.