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Keyboard Manager Deluxe for Windows

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Key Details of Keyboard Manager Deluxe

  • Assign shortcuts text and objects.
  • Last updated on 9/2/2015
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

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


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Polyphony's Keyboard Manager Deluxe is a sort of super macro utility that can assign hotkeys to shortcuts, objects, and text, including plain or formatted text, but it does much more. It can activate pretty much anything in your system with a few simple keystrokes: programs, printers, drives, files, folders, Web pages, and even DOS files. You can use it for click-free pasting of objects, sounds, images, and stuff like logos and links in documents, which can save time if you find yourself inserting the same things over and over.

This compact utility downloads and installs quickly but requires a reboot to finish the installation because it changes the keyboard's relationship to the operating system, though the interface is accessible prior to rebooting. The interface itself is intriguing; a keyboard facsimile with three big control buttons: Key Combination Assignment List, Options, and Help, the latter accessing a fully indexed Windows-style help file that does a great job explaining how the program works. There's also a button to buy or register the program, which is free to try for 30 days, though the basic demo version has some limitations, such as the inability to create hotkeys to shortcuts or objects.

We tried Keyboard Manager Deluxe in Vista and Windows 7. It's totally easy to use: Click a color-coded key image to select an available key, choose a hotkey combination, and configure it in a pop-up dialog. Clicking the key combination activates the hotkey's action, which is not only cool but also incredibly useful. We recommend it to all users.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
September 5, 2009
Latest update
September 2, 2015
Version
2.18
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 10, Windows Server, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
4,261
Downloads Last Week
2
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Developer's Description

Assign shortcuts text and objects.

With Keyboard Manager Deluxe you can use your keyboard hotkeys and have them be assigned to shortcuts, text, and objects. You can press hotkeys to open drives, folders, programs and other file types, the control panel, printers, DOS applications, and Internet webpages. Allocate plain or formatted text, entire files, folders, images, sounds, and other objects to hotkeys for automatic, click-free pasting. Keyboard Manager includes a main, keyboard window, which contains a standard keyboard layout, where you can select key combinations for functionality assignment creation and editing.