Key Details of Hot Corners

  • Launch programs with your mouse.
  • Last updated on February 21, 2024
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Hot Corners 0/1

Editors' Review staff

Hot Corners provides users who love navigating their screen with hot keys an opportunity to utilize their mouse movements as well. While easy to set up and use, some may grow frustrated with the program's sensitivity.

The program's only real screen interface comes when users must set up their keys. This step is surprisingly simple and should be welcoming to all skill levels with its clean screens and simple drop-down menus for designating actions. A Help file is available to users who may not be familiar with hot-key programs. Utilizing the hot keys was simple, but also frustrating. We were able to easily designate our mouse movements to do anything from opening Google, to opening our Control Panel, starting a screensaver, and more. By using a series of keystrokes the program is activated and our mouse movements responded in quick action, which impressed us. The only drawback was that if the program is not disabled, your every movement results in opening new screens, which could frustrate novice users who do not have a great deal of control over mouse and keyboard functions.

The program offers surprisingly little by way of features, which we felt kept Hot Corners on target. Users can adjust the reaction time of your mouse movements and the program commands, but beyond that, are not burdened by unnecessary features. Though newcomers will need to spend a little time getting used to controlling the mouse movements, this free program is sure to please those who live and die by their hot keys.

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Full Specifications

April 2, 2009
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Operating System
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 98 SE
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Launch programs with your mouse.

Hot Corners is an easy to use, handy program launching tool for windows. It now features the Mouse Move activation feature, which allows you four more ways to launch programs or features. Hold down the Windows key and the "X" key and move the mouse up, left, right, or down to use Mouse Move. Depending on the direction you move your mouse, a program/feature of your choice is launched. Some features of Hot Corners include: Open the control panel; Lock/Switch User; Open "My Documents"; Run any application or open any folder; Start your Screensaver; Search Google; Show your desktop; Put your computer into standby mode; Disable/Enable your Screensaver; Close the current window.