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HotKey for Windows

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Key Details of HotKey

  • Start programs, launch files, and open folders using your keyboard keys.
  • Last updated on November 8, 2008

Editors' Review

Download.com staff
This simple software assigns user-defined hot keys to execute programs and files, though it isn't as dynamic as many competitive applications. Simply put, HotKey's fundamental interface lets you assign hot keys to quickly access programs, files, and folders. Other than that, you can assign hot keys to minimize, maximize, and restore active windows. The program gives you 15 days to test its minimal features, but you'll quickly find it isn't as compelling as others in its category.

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Full Specifications

July 23, 2002
Latest update
November 8, 2008
Operating System
Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 10, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP, Windows Installer 2.0
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Start programs, launch files, and open folders using your keyboard keys.
From the developer: "Wonderfully launches the programs, opens files and folders by any keyboard keys. It is very convenient, because for start of the program it is not necessary even to touch the mouse. You can adjust combinations of keyboard keys to launch the programs and opens files which are used more often by you. When HotKey works in background, you can press your Hot Key Combination to start programs or files, which you allowed earlier. Supports Hot Key long combinations with two and more keyboard keys in one time. Supports Mouse Keys. You can launch with Hot Key combinations all files, programs, folders, disks and even a shortcuts. Hot Keys work from any program, in background. Allows to launch programs in 4 modes: normal, minimized, maximized and hiding."