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AgataSoft HotKey Manager is a hotkey manager for Windows.
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AgataSoft HotKey Manager is a hotkey manager for Windows. With this program, you can easily assign keyboard shortcuts to your frequently run programs. Tired of opening frequently launched programs using desktop shortcuts or by navigating the Programs menu?

Assign hotkeys to the programs you use most often! It's easy - just use AgataSoft HotKey Manager.

Special offer from AgataSoft for GOTD users: 66% discount for all products, coupon code: 76DCE5.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

AgataSoft

Homepage:

http://agatasoft.com/keyboard_hotkey_manager.html

File Size:

1.61 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#39

About 6000 Languages in tne World,and Your program can`t recognize diacritic letters???
C`mon be serious..
Example
Croatian:ČĆŽĐŠ

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

What is the Version Number of the 'AgataSoft HotKey Manager' program given away today??

Reply   |   Comment by Bensen  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Another alternative is KeyText. Can be used for creating & assigning macros triggered by keyboard shortcuts/hotkeys and hottext/text-triggers (like ";ms " = "Microsoft Sucks" and/or action beyond just pasting or typing). It supports Windows (Win) key combos too -- for the trigger and/or the action.

Granted, KeyText has been around for many years now, and is quite dated. But for the most part, it's still functional, and can recognize window titles too (for automatic dismissals, entry of login, and much more).

The only thing I've found it cannot do any longer, at least in WinXP-SP3, is to operate menus directly, by coding in the menu labels. BUT there's almost always a workaround because most program menus can be operated via "ALT+_" key combos and/or tab & space key sequences.

Oh, and even though I wrote "coding in" just now, the KeyText macro language is absurdly simple. And you don't even need to know it or type it because there's a simple wizard-like GUI dialog window that will enter the code for you...

Finally, KeyText used to cost like $12 to $20. Might be the same still. Or might just be free because it's not been updated for several years as far as I know. (But on my PC, it still loads w/ Windows, and I still use it most every day.)

There's nothing else like it, really. It's an oddball that does lotsa stuff, and has a kinda weird interface -- esp the A-Z windows. But I have a soft spot for oddball programs which were designed to fill gaps or needs where nothing else existed. As opposed to duplicating other programs to try to get in the profits.

I shouldn't have to say this, but for the cynical among you, I assure you that I have no ties to any software company or program or programmers other than as a customer. (Oh, and I once dated a programmer from Gartner. But she didn't create consumer apps -- just consumer-research apps.)

SC

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Cabe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

Thanks for the software. Amazing indeed.

Reply   |   Comment by Kepler  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

#13, 16, 20, 22, 23 ......

Thx guys, I got it, but it's a totally new game, which I 'm aware of!
#2, #3 is very "specific" about “Rightclick – Properties – Assign Hotkey”

Reply   |   Comment by billboro  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

@11

"to @2,3,6

About right click> Property> Assign Hotkey

Is that only in XP ?
In Win7, there’s no “Assign Hotkey”.
Am I missing something?
"

 

All versions of Windows, whether it be Xp, Vista or 7 have the option to set hotkeys.

 

You can see a screenshot of Windows 7 hotkey option by clicking HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

The only thing this program offers over the standard Windows Properties > Shortcut is the ability to open a folder using a hot key. Unfortunately, I don't feel that it useful enough to remain on my PC. Thumbs down and uninstalling the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Steve Barrett  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

Well, honestly I can’t understand why this program got so many negative comments and ratings so far.

Ok…it’s not bug free but, for what it does, for sure it deserves much more than 20% THUMBS UP!!

That being said, as always, with the right tools & tips, PC users can do the same things as this GAOTD for FREE!!!

For instance, to organize your Windows desktop icons easily, just use the award-winning and hassle-free freeware FENCES:

http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/

Want to launch your frequent programs with a couple of mouse clicks?

If so, let’s give the excellent portable freeware “QuickCliq” a whirl:

http://apathysoftworks.com/software/qc

Full review here:
http://dottech.org/freeware-reviews/27794/quick-cliq-is-a-multi-function-portable-app-launcher-and-productivity-tool/

Alternatively, less advanced users may find handier give LaunchDock and/or LINX a try:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/LaunchDock-Pulsar.shtml

http://code.google.com/p/linx-lists/

But how about a FREE launcher which can recognise any program you want to run through MOUSE GESTURES?? Yes dudes, you heard me righ: MOUSE GESTURES….LOL!!

Too good to be true?? Certainly not:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Gesture-Magic.shtml

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

Hot Keyboard Pro for me. Dif flavors of free & USD. Tons of options.
Combine w/ Intellimouse s/w for kb & mouse and rock on.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

I like to use the least amount of key clicks possible to open programs.
So with that in mind I just right click on an open area of the desk top and select new/shortcut and fill in the info to open the program I want to open right from the desktop.

From then on I don't have to press three keys or remember what keys to even press and it's FREE! Oh and you can have as many as you want.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

@ #18
Thanks for that download for "Hot Key Plus." It does exactly what I need and missed from WINKEY that jpermitone mentioned. Hey Everyone if you want an easy to use utility that allows you to "hotkey" your WINKEY to assign shortcuts see #18's comment. Hot Key Plus is a FIND.

THANKS AGAIN
PS. No disrespect to today's offer intended, I just needed something else and thanks GOTD. For everybody else, I like the helping spirit to help newbies and others along. Also the developer could really learn what's needed to make his program more versitile -- take the work (as little as it maybe) out of making those shortcuts. (SEE HOT KEY PLUS @18.

THANKS AGAIN #18 "Another Old Guy".

Reply   |   Comment by J Whyme  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#28

Clavier is free and does the same:
http://utilfr42.free.fr/util/Clavier.php?sLang=en

Reply   |   Comment by Expert  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#27

@10 Rick:

What mice do you use with the 12/14 buttons. I would love to have them. I the stores the most I can find is some logitechs with maybe one extra button beyond left/right/center/back/forward. Assigning macros will make it easier on my eyes since I'm visually impaired.

@8
I also like Winkey and hope if anyone here knows of a utility with the capability of using the winkey + assignments.

jwhyme

Reply   |   Comment by jwhyme  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#26

@11 It is in Win7 as well (I use Polish version - "Klawisz skrótu"). But in any version of Windows, this option is only available with shortcuts (not any types of files).

Reply   |   Comment by user1  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#25

In Vista it's right-click > Properties > Shortcut.

Reply   |   Comment by Biff  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Beware of these programs that record your key strokes,if you do online banking, avoid this program like the the plague

Reply   |   Comment by P Brown  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#23

@11 - highlight a program icon or shortcut icon on your desktop or folder. Then right click, select properties. Then select the SHORTCUT tab. There you will see the entry for SHORTCUT KEY (this is on windows 7).

Reply   |   Comment by LesMis  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#22

#2 Wayne - This program give the user the possibility to see all the assigned hotkeys in a list to avoid using the same hotkey twice...

#7 Spredo - I also use very few hotkeys. Something like calculator is build into my keyboard (laptop), so today there isn´t need for a program to do the trick !

#11 billboro - Missing a lot ! Right click any icon on your PC and chose properties... now you can do the same as todays offer !

I don´t like todays program as the GUI is old and the program don´t give you more than you had before install ! In the old days with Win3.11, 95, 98, 2000 there was a need for hotkeys, but today there isn´t !

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

In an Office situation, say, one opens up All the programmes one is likely to use, eg Word, Excel, Notebook, and any proprietary programmes, Open them all at the start of the day, and ALt Tab to them as needed
This is the Very Essence of Windows' Existence.
So where do the HotKeys Come in?
Kilroy.

Reply   |   Comment by Kilroy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#20

#11: Yes, you are missing something. Go to All Programs, not a shortcut to a program, then select Properties. It will open with the tab Shortcut selected and open. About half way down the box you'll find the words Shortcut key: and in the box next to it, None. Just type your key and it will help you select a workable key combination. This is for Win 7 x64. Then click on Apply and OK to close. Test. Voila!

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Alan Jones  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#19

#2,3,11,6 Try Rightkey /properties/shortcutkey on StartMenu items in Vista & Win7

Reply   |   Comment by ebax  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#18

A simple, effective, freeware keyword utility for Windows is "HotkeyPlus" http://www.brianapps.net/hotkeyplus/

Also, there is a useful article "Keyword Shortcuts for Windows" at :
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q126449

Reply   |   Comment by Another Old Guy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#17

@ # 11
you want to right click on a shortcut to the program, there you will find a shortcut tab and a line for assigning a shortcut key. In Windoze 7 or in XP.

Reply   |   Comment by Emil  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

@11 (billboro)

I believe 2 & 3 mean hotkeys assigned to shortcuts. See

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1160885,00.asp

Cheers,

R. McK.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger McKeon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

@11

In Win7, right click>Properties>Shortcut
There is a line for shortcut key.
Click and assign - seems to be limited to Ctrl+Alt+.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

Seams like it is worth a try. I aways used contol alt and dealete to close programs, this might be better?

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#13

@11
XP, Vista and 7 as far as I can se...
Select any program or program shortcut.. (For a folder, make a SHORTCUT to the folder, and select that.) Right click. Select "Properties". You should see "shortcut" as one of the tabs (usually the one you are in right now). Look for the line "Shortcut Key".

Chose any letter/number on your keyboard as "Shortcut Key", and you will start that program/open that folder-shortcut by pressing ctrl+alt+that letter/number

My own setup:
Ctrl+Alt+W opens Word (or open office on private computer)
Ctrl+Alt+X opens EXcel (or open office equivalent)
Ctrl+Alt+M opens Mail program
Ctrl+Alt+G opens Gaming folder (if I play a specific game, that game will get Ctrl+Alt+Z)
Ctrl+Alt+I opens my primary Internet browser (Ctrl+Alt+J opens my secondary browser)
and so on...

Reply   |   Comment by Spredo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#12

Have you tried http://www.qliner.com/hotkeys/. I have used it regularly for a few years and I like it
PeBe

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Baker  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

to @2,3,6

About right click> Property> Assign Hotkey

Is that only in XP ?
In Win7, there's no "Assign Hotkey".
Am I missing something?

Reply   |   Comment by billboro  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#10

I don't have an "assign hotkey" under right click either on the desktop or in an app. I have a 12 button mouse on the laptop and a 14 button mouse on the desktop so I use their macro managers built into their software to run an app or command. Will this only open a program or can it do more complicated things like typing out an email addy in a field?

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#9

AutoHotkey is free, allows assigning hotkeys to applications, files, folders and URLs and even allows creating the creation of macros for tasks such as shutdown and restart confirmations, closing applications that do not have focus and much more.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#8

One question/suggestion: Can this program assign shortcut with the WINKEY + ANOTHER KEY? Winkey already has preset assignments ie. Winkey+E opens explorer, WINKEY+TAB for that flip documents thing WINKEY+M to minimize everything etc.

For everybody the one thing shortcut assignments don't do is to allow you to use the WINKEY. Then only ones I've see is the AutoHotKey (which requires scripts but they have a sample script ready that does this. But my favorite is a little know utility called WINKEY. (Does not work on 64 bit Win-7).

It grays out the preset winkey assignments but allows WINKEY + unassigned keys or winkey + unassigned function key shortcuts. It also allows the WINKEY+SHIFT+KEY, WINKEY+CTRL+KEY or WINKEY+ALT+KEY or WINKEY+CTRL+ALT+KEY, etc. IT'S GREAT for 32 bit systems.

It's been missed by many when I searched for it on google hoping for a version for @IN-7 x64, but the developer no longer develops it.

If the developer today wants a winner allow easy to access WINKEY assignments, I almost guarantee that many will pay the $19.95 for it, at least I would.

For those running XP or 32 bit WIN-7 just try it. It is VERY EASY to use! It was made by Copernic at:

www.copernic.com/winkey/index.html

TRY IT1 (32 bit guys/girls)

Reply   |   Comment by JPermitone  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

@6
What is the point of assigning hotkeys if you do not use them often enough to remember them?

#2 is very correct. This is a nice little program, but you really do not need it. Right click, Properties, Assign Hotkey is more than good enough.

My personal experience: you only need hotkeys to the programs you use the most, not ALL programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Spredo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#6

@Comment#2 and #3
This program keeps track of the hotkeys so you won't need to go back to the program every time to see what hotkeys you assigned them?

Reply   |   Comment by Enigma  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)
#5

Installation was easy and did not require an e-mail. There is only 12 option for hot keys that I can see. I changed a hot key that opens Internet Explorer to open Firefox but when I hit it the it still opens Internet Explorer. After I close Internet Explorer Firefox opens. This is not going to work for me. It may work for someone else. I will not pay $20 for this program.How many times do you open notepad or Calc in one day? Uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by ASBY  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#4

always been HotKeyz for me - freebie

http://www.skynergy.com/hotkeyz.html

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

WANE # 2: I don't think you could have explained it better. I think you have just ruined this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#2

How is this better than "Rightclick - Properties - Assign Hotkey"?

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)
#1

Launchy is free and does these tasks efficiently. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Rajesh Prajapati  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
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