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KeyboardLink for Windows

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Key Details of KeyboardLink

  • Run and control your media player.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

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

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

KeyboardLink is a great little tool for turning your standard Windows keyboard into not just a program launcher, but a program controller, as well. Open source and using a scant 3MB of RAM, getting started requires configuring the activation keys, called the Master Keys, in the program's General features tab. Users can set one or two master keys, an important feature that prevents you from accidentally launching a program. Other basics, such as running the app when Windows starts, also live in the General tab.

The second tab controls your media player. Here you can set basic track and volume controls. You can also check off a box that supersedes your default media player and controls whichever media player is currently running. The Software tab is where most of the action is, though, with hot-key commands for Notepad, Calculator, your Web browser, media player, MS Paint, and WordPad. For the Web browser and media player, users can specify which program they want the hot key to activate. It'd be nice to see future versions of KeyboardLink extend this feature to more program types.

The Office and System tabs control more generic functions: global volume, mute, emptying the recycle bin, launching the screen saver, and the Microsoft Office suite. The only problems are that it can't be configured to recognize other applications and launch them, and the installer is a ZIP file, not self-extracting. Nevertheless, KeyboardLink is a must-have for power users who hate repeatedly jumping over to the mouse.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
November 20, 2008
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
1.3
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 10, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
15,331
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

3/5

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Developer's Description

Run and control your media player.

KeyboardLink is an open source shortcut launcher software for Windows. Using KeyboardLink, you can easily run and control your media player, launch Notepad, Calculator, MS Paint, Wordpad and Microsoft Office. In addition, you can control your computer's master sound setting.

Features:
  • Easily run Notepad, WordPad, Paint, Calculator; Launch and control Windows Media Player, iTunes, Winamp, Nero ShowTime, QuickTime and GOM Player. Launch Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari and Netscape Web browsers. KeyboardLink can automatically select installed Web browser; Launch Microsoft Office (Support for XP, 2003 and 2007) applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access).
  • KeyboardLink can automatically select installed Office programs.
  • Easy to change shortcut keys.Start with windows ability and Control master volume (Up, Down, Mute).