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Giveaway of the day — Perfect Hotkey 1.32

Perfect Hotkey will help to create and maintain a list of your hotkeys easily.
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Perfect Hotkey will help to create and maintain a list of your hotkeys easily. You can customize hotkey categories and set which command goes with each hotkey. Some of them are internal Perfect Hotkey commands and the rest are Windows commands. The program will help you to manage repetitive tasks on your PC with high speed and minimal effort.

Why is it faster? Usually you open a program by clicking on the Start menu button, then clicking on All Programs. Your eyes search for the program icon, then you must click on it and only then the program will be launched. With Perfect Hotkey launching programs will take less time than usually.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

YL Computing

Homepage:

http://hi.ylcomputing.com/products/perfect-hotkey

File Size:

7.45 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#15

Every time the program starts with a message - Failed to register hotkey - Win+A. Please help.

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

Deva, I have the same problem. Failed to register hotkey - WIN+A, why?

Reply   |   Comment by Shatnes  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

AutoHotKey is a free coding langauge for people, even those with no coding experience, to make hotkeys themselves that can be much more powerful than this program offered. In case anyone stumbles across this giveaway in an archive and wants to get this software: Pass up on it in favor of AutoHotKey.

Reply   |   Comment by Emma  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Looking at the cost of this program I would expect it to do more than just shortcut keys.
You can buy a full featured video editor loaded with features for the same cost of this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

There is a problem with characters in national languages (e.g. polish).
Language file is OK, but in program window national characters are displayed not properly.

Reply   |   Comment by Lech  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

Hello, all.
I have a shortcut on the desktop to the Quick Launch folder (C:\Users\sl0j0n\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer), & I put ALL shortcuts, icons, etc. in there;
it's quick & easy to find what I want, even if I use the Win 7 'search' "function".
Hopefully helpful.

Have a GREAT day, Neighbors!

Reply   |   Comment by sl0j0n  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#10

How to register perfect hotkey,,, P icon not work right click,,, where i am found help option,,, pls. help me reply me fast.

Reply   |   Comment by Krishna Mohan Singh  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc and close application Perfect Hotkey (if visible).
P icon will stay. If not, run application Perfect Hotkey once more.

Reply   |   Comment by Lech  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

Could be useful for those who want shortcuts, but don't have coding skills.

For those who do, there are good free alternatives, with plenty of support online. A couple that spring to mind are:

Autohotkey

and

Autoit

Depends what you want them to do. For me they were useful in setting up shortcuts within Media Centre using this technique:

Build your own launcher

Many other uses for hotkeys or automation, just depends on whether they're useful in your day to day PC usage.

Reply   |   Comment by Paragon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#8

I have always used the built in shortcut key that has been available for years in windows. Just right click any icon and select properties and press the relevant key or combination of keys in the shortcut key box on the properties screen. Now you can press these on the desktop and your program will launch.

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

This is a false good idea.

If you run a few programs regularly, you've already found a way to launch them quickly (and nothing to remember): desktop, quick launch, smart start menu organization, launchers...

For other less used programs, a hot key would be harder to remember (not enough practice) and perhaps not enough key combinations available without being too complicated ---or requiring a third hand.

Of course, possible interference with a running program (I know one that doesn't use Ctrl+C to copy to clipboard), or with a new program, in which case you'll have to modify the existing hotkey ---if you remember it exists.

Then, you could make a mistake with consequences I let you imagine (power off, not enough memory, no enough resources, ...).

Lastly, you'll have another program running in the background monitoring every key combination; if you don't have enough of them, fine.

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

Using hotkeys for me is fine. I've learned the majority of mine (probably 50 that I use on a monthly basis), so, it's not impossible nor inconvenient for someone to learn them. And they can be convenient. For example, for someone who wants to launch a new instance of Notepad (which cannot be done by using Ctrl+N in notepad as that closes your current file, and using it on the taskbar requires a right click and then selecting from the menu "Notepad"), they can just use Windows Key + N to launch it instantly.

Reply   |   Comment by Emma  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

Could somebody from US tell us whether this is a postbox address (perhaps for foreigners)?
9625 West 76th Street
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
United States of America
Phone number is missing!

It's a street address where a building exists.
Eden Prairie is a city in MN, a northern State in the USA
no phone number because they don't want to get phone calls 24/7

Hope this helps
David Roper

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

It is in this building complex. https://www.google.com/maps/@44.8656383,-93.4010535,3a,62.2y,164.59h,74.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smI_Se4xUEGTNq8B6vJu6Zw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
This software is a timesaver for those that regularly use copy and paste of the same text. There is much to learn and just have to be patient especially if you are a novice to hot keys such as I.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy Burrell  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

'Usually you open a program by clicking on the Start menu button, then clicking on All Programs. Your eyes search for the program icon, then you must click on it and only then the program will be launched. '

Really? I certainly don't. I've never even gone to the Program section of the Start Menu. Programs I use a lot, i put a shortcut on the desktop. Programs not so often, I put in a "utilities" folder on the desktop. And the programs I use very rarely - well why would I want a hotkey for that?

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

I will not use the shortcut function for programs either, but this program can do more, like the "canned messages" function. You insert textsnippets in a tree like structure, and with a shortcut you can open this window. Doubleclicking on the textsnippet pastes it anywhere you want. That might be usefull.

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

I'm using native hotkeys available in Firefox, OpenOfice etc. a lot.
I have tried in former times other hotkey possibilities and even assigned in Windows hotkeys for starting several programs (e.g. CTRL+O for Opera browser). There are free programs which allow to record mouse activities and assign a hotkey (macro recorder). But who can remember all these hotkeys? I can't! (And there is the problem of same hotkeys used inside and outside programs for different tasks - the programs will tell shortcuts inside their menu structure, but how about PerfectHotkey?) As far as I remember I sometimes encountered shortcut collisions.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-hotkey-macro-recorder-utility.htm
http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-free-mouse-keyboard-macro-recorder-for-Windows
http://www.autohotkey.com/

My solutions for quickstart:
- I have filled my desktop nearly completely with icons for my most used programs like OpenOffice, LibreOffice, IrfanView, SpeedCommander (giveaway payware), freeCommander etc. And there are some program link folders for the rest, e.g. Graphic, GraphicViewers, Video etc. where I can find others fast alphabetically sorted.
- And my own local startpage has been built with several simple html commands and contains several hundred links showing abbreviations as their names. Construction example see below.

My hotkey problems:
- My first problem with any of the hotkey generators I tried had been: where I really would have needed them, e.g. to assign several columns to parts of my OpenOffice texts they weren't available. And I couldn't find any strategy to add them.
- My second problem was "mouse activity", e.g. move the pointer to a certain position, then some combinations of key and mouse activities and all this assigned to one hotkey.
If somebody knows any solution for one or both problems thanks in advance!

But back to Perfect Hotkey 1.32:
I've missed some more information on their homepage. Above "Some of them are internal Perfect Hotkey commands and the rest are Windows commands." I'm missing a list of these internal commands. And as far as I can see this program can only combine several hotkey commands to one.

And there is another problem: Nearly all otherwise unused key combinations - you won't misuse combinations alread in use! - need some artistic usage of your fingers or both hands - no great advantage.

Nobody is perfect ... but Perfect Hotkeys is?!
Could somebody from US tell us whether this is a postbox address (perhaps for foreigners)?
9625 West 76th Street
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
United States of America
Phone number is missing!

How to construct your own startpage:
As GOTD allows comments with some html commands (see section "Leave a comment" please) I here had to exchange angle brackets to square brackets [] before publishing. You have to change them back before usage.
Exactly:
First step: Please change left square bracket to left angle bracket (smaller-than sign) everywhere and right square brackets to right angle brackets (greater-than sign) before changing to your needs:
[HTML][head][title]Start-Seite[/title][/HEAD]
[body]
[font size=2]
[P][STRONG][IMG SRC="html/r_ball.gif" width=13 height=13 ALT=""]
Search [A HREF="http://www.ixquick.com/"]ixquick[/A] || [/STRONG]
[A HREF="http://www.google.de"]Google[/A]
Please add duplicates here and edit to your needs!
[/STRONG]
[/font]
[/body][/html]
Last step: Save the resulting file as e.g. START.html and declare it startpage (home) in your browser.

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

Quote:
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Could somebody from US tell us whether this is a postbox address (perhaps for foreigners)?
9625 West 76th Street
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
United States of America"
----------
It is not a posbox, it is a regular, physical postal address in the state of Minnesota.

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

Would much rather use my mouse rather than the keyboard, was such a relief to get away from all the typing required in DOS.
Hence, have never been keen on using hot keys; used to drive my old boss crazy in my programming days.

To keep things simple I put links in appropriate folders, the folders being as follows:-

Tools, Audio, Video, PDF etc and so I'm just a couple of clicks away the programs I want.

The problem I find with hotkeys is I'm all fingers and thumbs. Plus I can never remember them for all of the programs I have, so I never know what to use for a new one.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

How to make angle brackets visible in comments:

- left (<) = "&lt;" (HTML entity for "lesser than")
- right (>) = "&gt;" (HTML entity for "greater than")

(without the quotes, and don't forget the ";" at the end).

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

@FrancisBorne

Try this, especially for problem number #2

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/TyperTask.shtml

This is a freeware alternative and it can be used as launcher, keyboard-mouse activities, correcting spellings and storing texts.(Portable)
It has it's own simple macro language, so don't forget to see the help content.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Allrounder  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

@FrancisBorne

The construction of your start page is not right. Links don't refer to ixquick neither to google.

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

@erina
Sorry, I should have tested myself. But now I did. I couldn't reckon that the Linux editor I have used would somehow change the usual " sign (with me: Shift 2) from keyboard to another variant. Please correct to " (Shift 2) everywhere and everything is fully functional as I tested myself now.

(My Start.html is based on a local startpage from a now outdated browser named CAB for GUI computer ATARI ST/Falcon more than 20 years ago and has worked all the time. I mainly added more and more HREF lines. I published here only a short extract to show the concept. This is part of my own startpage. I have cancelled hundreds of lines. And both google and ixquick are working.)

And many thanks to papin and IVAN!

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Go to the icon appearing in the Hidden Icons, Right Click on Perfect Hotkey Icon, Go to Help, Go to Enter Registration Key

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

What hidden icons please? Cannot work out how to register

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

Run the software.
Look at your monitor's bottom right hand corner.
Find the Hotkey icon with a P on it.
Use your mouse to right click on the icon.
A menu will appear.
Move you mouse pointer over [Help]
A new scroll list will appear.
The second bottom most row is [Enter Registration Key]
You can click on it.
A new [Enter Registration Key] Window appears.
Enter your License Name and License Code.

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

Thanks ric, what a long winded process surprised they didn't give us a shortcut key.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#2

How do I register this product?

Reply   |   Comment by Kasim  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#1

I'm not so keen on the idea to launch software with short-hand key combinations. But by all means, if you are comfortable with it, why not?

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-59)

Xenox, Key shortcuts have been around and have been helpful, ever since they were introduced in Win 95. If you use the Windows copy (Ctl+c) shortcut, or Paste (Cntl+v) shortcuts, then you are using them. They were revolutionary, and are really helpful for getting things done on a PC.

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

Rick_S - thanks for pointing that out, however, I was aware of that. So, again, Thanks.

But, I am talking about launching a program via keyboard shortcut. as I already said that. All my programs that I use are pinned to the taskbar and that's a click away whilst a keyboard shortcut is inefficient. But sure, I also use "Ctrl+C" etc... which is a different story altogether in the Shortcut theatre.

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Rick_S,

Key shortcuts have been around longer than that. They've been around ever since the programmers who wrote the first text editor decided to put a few commands accessible with two-key combinations, usually one of them the control key, so they could save their files faster. So you better reckon that key shortcuts have been around since the 1950's.

As for saying they were introduced with Windows 95, sorry, but even Windows 3 had them. CP/M had them; the Commodore 64 had them. Everything which came before had them. Aren't you glad somebody so long ago decided to be lazy, or faster, take your pick?

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