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WireKeys 3.6.7 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — WireKeys 3.6.7

Speed up routine tasks by reducing the number of keystrokes required to perform them.
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 248 92 comments

WireKeys 3.6.7 was available as a giveaway on July 26, 2008!

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WireKeys is a hotkey-driven system utility that runs in the system tray and provides access to running tasks (with option to kill tasks), favorite programs and more. It also includes additional text clipboards, a BossKey, an automated screen capture tool and an option to quickly minimize all windows.

Advanced users can also run selected text as from command string, write JavaScript macros and record mouse and keystrokes. You can assign hotkeys or mouse gestures for any program, define parameters and actions to take after launch, as well as delay the startup time.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


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File Size:

3.40 MB



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Lots of hassles trying to get this to run , i'll join the other 56% of comments & give it the boot

Reply   |   Comment by leftey  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ballpeen #79 & @JKEngineer #71:
In both comments it looked like the registration was already there, but how come?
Reading balpeens (#79) comment clears it all:

"BTW: I’ve been using this since the previous time it was offered" so it was allready regged from a previous time.
I think that will be the same for JKengineer (#71)

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This program is great! Until now I haven't had time to figure out how to change the settings for my new monitor. It's beautiful for graphics, but some of the text doesn't display correctly--barely readable for my old eyes. I finally searched online for "refresh rate" (at my daughter's suggestion) and then right-clicked on WireKeys to access Control Panel. Turns out I didn't have to go to Control Panel. From WireKeys I could go directly to Display Resolution. Very quickly I had the refresh rate set to a better rate.

I've been looking at the tutorial also and found other capabilities I didn't think I would use, but now I probably will.

Thanks again, GOTD, and WiredPlane.

Reply   |   Comment by Ms LN  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Does anyone know how this compares/conflicts/complements AnVir Task Manager Pro? There seem to be some similar features...?

BTW - this loaded and registered fine using #6 instructions, and use Giveawayoftheday in place of the email when you register.

Reply   |   Comment by Powder Skier  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

thumbs down just because awkward registration process, a computer newbies can not do it!
This program packs a lot of goodies and I’m looking forward

Reply   |   Comment by jill  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks, GOTD. I just installed this, and it looks like something I'll be happy with. I just got a new computer with Vista Home Premium x64. I HATE Vista. Simple things to do are made more complicated in Vista. I'm having to spend a lot of time trying to learn Vista when I just want to do simple things like uninstall a program, etc. I'm not a power user, but I've used computers for years, and Vista apparently is made for people who don't know how to use computers.

I like the way WiredKeys allows me to access things more easily. Even if I don't use all the capabilities, I'm glad to use some of them.

Reply   |   Comment by Ms LN  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Folks! Back up your software using something like Acronis otherwise, if your PC crashes later on, you are SOL! Acronis makes an EXACT image of the PC and you will not need a new registration code. The installer will not work at that time and you will have to purchase it because it will be as if you downloaded the installer on that particular date! Just a warning so that you don't get carried away by all the warm and fuzzies...!

Reply   |   Comment by HGraner  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I agree, this is the worst registration procedure of any program I've gotten on GOTD. The developers really need to change to something more straightforward before they offer this or other programs again.

Reply   |   Comment by Newbie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Registration--IF ALL ELSE FAILS:

I followed the steps suggested by #26, but had problems. I discovered that even though I pasted in the registration info, for some unknown reason the info I copied had two reversed characters. So, if all else fails, check character-by-character the info you pasted into the registration lines.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Cohen  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Easy registration for me - I double-clicked the box next to "Serial" and "Emai" and did a copy/paste from GAOTD activation pop-up :) I'm anxious to start using this and see if it saves some time in having to open up task manager and/or control panel. So far, the install and reg were a breeze, I have a positive expectation.

Reply   |   Comment by Kaykel  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To #18:

Windows and menus enabler:
Enables all buttons (grayed out, inactive, and so on) everywhere in all programs, all windows, and items in all popup menus. Very useful for applications that disable buons and menus to prevent you from accessing certain features.

I feel it appropriate to warn that such a feature (not just with this program) carries potential dangers. Many programmers use disabling of controls at the interface to prevent illegal operations, which would crash their program. If such disabling is overidden by a 3rd party program, and the user operates the inappropriate control, then the program might crash and data may be lost. Use with care... if at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you#6, if it hadn't been for your information, I never would have figured out how to put the registration info into the program from the clipboard! I tried a few times before going and reading comments to look for info on how to get the reg info into the prog. The registration process is strange (first time I've had a prog with this kind of physical process to get the window to allow input), with no explanation in the prog on how to do it.

As for programs that appear useless, I've downloaded and installed Giveaways that at the time, I had no use or need for. However, there would come a time later that the program would prove very useful. For example, I downloaded Font Manager and installed it although I haven't used it except to open it that first day. Today however, I've spent quite a bit of time using font manager to uninstall a bunch of fonts I had but didn't use because they were difficult for people to read. Font Manager has proven itself EXTREMELY useful today.
Just one example of a good reason not to get too hasty in judging a program just because at the time of the giveaway, it wasn't something you really needed!
BTW Wired Keys installed and registered fine on both my xp and vista machine, thanks again to #6's nice clear instructions on how to do it!

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Followed #26's instructions--with Giveawayoftheday as email--worked fine. I am looking forward to playing with this one. One susggestion--would like a repeat offer of Wiredplanes "WireChanger" it has been a while and I really like it.
Thanks WiredPlane and GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Chela  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Good for you, Brian. Moreover, I am not here for a popularity contest, nether are most people here. I couldn't care worth a rat's **s if I get negative or positive ratings. As if that matters in my worst nightmares! Some of these comment ratings are erratic. So, let us not focus on the distracting circus and freak shows and concentrate on using the software. Seems more people are caught up about comments here and getting their 15 nanoseconds of fame than anything else! LOL.

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I got the procedure in #26 to work but I had to put Giveawayoftheday in the Registration email box. Before that I had tried my own email and it didn't work.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm getting the same thing as #71

The “about” window showed “registered to Giveawayoftheday”.

Don't see any way to register. I think Wiredkeys company must have changed the install file specifically for giveaway this time, cuz of all the confusion.

Be nice if it was posted to the Comments, but other than that, thanks to Wiredkeys!

BTW: I've been using this since the previous time it was offered and i like it. I mainly use it as a way to see what is slowing down my pc. When it is dragging, i hover over the tray icon to see what is using the CPU the most at that moment.

Reply   |   Comment by ballpeen  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To Carl (#73):
If you uninstall programs through Revo Uninstaller, it will take it a step further and search for leftover files, folders and registry items left by programs after uninstalling them. Then it will list anything found on your computer associated with the program you just uninstalled. You will be able to select all files and delete them all at once or you can go through them manually and select which ones you want to delete. I usually just delete all leftovers.

Anyway, Revo Uninstaller is free and you can get it at this link:

If that link doesn't work, just go to Download.com and search for Revo. Or even try Google.

To Sheesh (#65):
I believe my point, as you asked, was made clear. If you read my comment in #62, you would have noticed that I was intentionally trying to get a rise out of people, and it worked. You fell for it by making your own judgmental comment about my posts. You were pulled in like many others. Get over it.

Oh and my high negative count being higher than any other comment doesn't matter that they are negative. That's the point. I got more attention because people didn't like what I said. How many positive or good comments have been praised? Not many, if any at all. My comment got more attention than anyone else's. So, yes, I am very pleased. Thanks for the congrats.

Reply   |   Comment by BrianZachary  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

one more comment about registering
"Awkward registration process- the default “Register!” link takes you to a web page that expects you to pay for a key. Use the other link at the bottom of the list of options. This takes you to an internal page where you can insert the supplied key, though with difficulty. You have to highlight the box and press a key before you can paste the key from the clipboard. Otherwise you get a dialogue with “insert text from document”, and when you try that you are told you need to register before you can use that feature!"
I read that advice with considerable apprehension and foreboding
Well, I "sort of" got it but the above advice is not crystal clear though I would say
1.Have the serial number as shown in the readme file copied to your clipboard.
2.right click the tray icon for wirekeys
3.select "open wirekeys" a screen opens "Wirekeys main window" then 4.click where it says serial number the box alongside should then change from being sort of greyed out to white and you can then
5.paste the err umm setial number in from your clipboard
At least I think that is correct! there is now nothing to say that it is a trial version.No doubt time will tell!!
I never tried entering an email addy or giveawayoftheday either

Reply   |   Comment by John Fowles  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't think I will have time even to use all of this, or that it would save enough time to make up for the time it takes. Many of the settings are already available in the programs. Add that to yet another small program using resources that are already badly strained by the programs we need. I don't think I will be making use of it cko

Reply   |   Comment by Candace  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I may try this. On other hand I may not. Hope this is of interest to you. If so, write and I will give you my schedule for all of next week. Here's a a tiny sneek preview: plan to get a naircut on Friday. p.s. this info is actually more informative that 99% of what's here.

Reply   |   Comment by dogs  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Brian...award yourself a gold star and go to the top of the class.
You post what you now admit to being a totally contentious and useless entry in this thread(#10)and then give yourself a huge pat on the back because over 140 people agree that what you have written is useless,
contentious and of no help to anybody.
You proved absolutely nothing other than wasting the time of anyone who read it.

Reply   |   Comment by Bettersafethansorry  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you, Brian. Yeah. I skim over those messages that add no value to my precious time and straight to those that tell me what is bad/good, why it is bad/good, etc. After all, I first come to this section before I download anything at all. I save myself a lot of time as there is no reason to re-invent the wheel. I also save myself the grief because of the valuable comments here as I am tired of uninstalled software leaving debris in my already-bloated registry (unfortunately, much of the time, all traces are not removed). So, why waste my time downloading, installing and trying out something rather than listen to the voices of experience?

Reply   |   Comment by Carl  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Not to sound all negative about a possible good free product, but, doesn't Windows already do all this stuff?
I think it does.

Why does this place continully only offer cheap crap?

How about some good drawing, graphics, music, or other great programs?

Let's get onto something good, instead of constantly scraping the bottom of the barrel for crap most people don't want, or can't use.

It's time to break out the fine china!

Reply   |   Comment by Rotty  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I had a very different registration experience than reported by others. I unzipped, ran set up, launched program. The "about" window showed "registered to Giveawayoftheday". Can't even find a place to "register", or to try, or to enter info. Looks like it registered by itself during the built-in activation process.

Windows XP Home, SP2


Reply   |   Comment by JKEngineer  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I played with registration for a long time but in the end, it is very simple. In the enamail address paste giveawayof the day. Then in serial numberpaste the serial number. Press "apply" and you are done.
Sounds to simple, but thats it!
Good luck

Reply   |   Comment by Macslow  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've tried it on WindowsME and it seems to work without problems. It offers much functionality which you have to get used to (use it). If you can make it, the program proves very useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@61;62 (Anti-Zach-LOL) Nice one Zach, I had totally dismissed you and basically ignored the respondents until I went back to "If you are on the fence..." which is #61 so, even I got sucked into the negamadness.

I do not use Hotkeys as yet. I'm a six-fingered "typist" who's mouse is his best friend. Perhaps a centralized Hotkey command center will be of use to me; The various short cuts might be organized under WireKeys thus providing fewer shortcuts to remember. I'm not sure so, I'll install this one on both my XP and Vista machines and try it out.

GrindinSoft Notepad was another one for advanced users; it has now replaced THREE different applications in my daily routine AND shown me the possibilities available along the learning curve. I was "on-the-fence" about GSNotepad too; it's a good thing I opted in...

Reply   |   Comment by w2wScribe  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is a very useful app, but as stated, not for novices.
If you know what you are doing, and need the functionality, get it!

Otherwise, find the functions you do need elsewhere, as you could cause some trouble on your computer if you are not careful.

e.g. if you just want a fast way to start programs (and nothing else), then, no, get FastUse.

So, my opinion:
Not for beginners, quite useful for the experienced.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#62-BrianZachary: I believe you. Hohoho

Reply   |   Comment by SantaClaus  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@62 (and 10), exactly what WAS your point? Your comment didn't point out anything useful to the developers that they may wish to fix or add to their program. As a matter of fact, I highly doubt there is anything in your mini-tirade that the developers did not already know.

All that's really proven by your high negative count is how annoying your 'comment' is. Congratulations!

Reply   |   Comment by Sheesh  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@JonathansToolBarAndGrill #23:
It was not until now that I saw your link in your comment (being too busy I guess).
I am an AutoHotKey-user and I didn't know of the existence of that very interesting site (for AutoHotKey-users; check #23). I made some macro's for myself, but there is candy to pick. Thanks.

About WireKeys:
I like this programm for the enourmous power it gives you, but I will need days to see it all. May be my use of AutoHotkeys (freeware @ http://www.autohotkey.com) is in the way, but I find it a bit difficult to grasp all at once and surely it is not a selfexplaning interface. The helpfile is limited, but eventually I'll get through.
The use off plugins is very nice.
I will not be able to compare AutoHotKeys and Wirekeys by the end off the day, also because of other obligations. But I have to say, here is another great GAotD-software-offer I will leave it installed and have to find out a lot more later.

Freeware alternative:
JonathansToolBarAndGrill mentioned it before if you like to compare or if you missed this GAotD, AutoHotKeys will be the next thing. AutoHotKeys isn't easy either for people not used to programming, but like wirekeys you will be able to pull off some small tricks pretty fast. To grasp it all will take some endurence. This might disencourage some people though. But trying will be worth it (and as always be careful, don't go throw away partitions, but you won't I'm sure ).

Examples of use:
In some comments people don't get it what it can be used for (like Lenny_B #51). To put it simple: it is to automate some of your work at your pc. But you can even build little tools for yourself.
For a certain kind of work I have to repeatedly stop a service, clear files from a folder, set some settings and start the service again, before I'll be able to continue. In a macro you can do all this just with one click. The real power shows when you have to do things repeatedly. Lenny_B is right that you can do this all manually clicking through the various menues, over and over again. I guess he likes it that way and that is his choice. I like to record a macro (anyone can) or programm it myself (takes some time).
A while ago we had typing assistant as a GAotD. You can make it the way you like for your self with tools like this.
With the plugins for Wirekeys and the candy from Jonathan (see beginning of this comment) you will be able quickly doing a whole lot of things the easy way. But like I said it is not easy for everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Not bad, Can be a useful app with some time learning how to use it! Good reviews on it @ download.com.
Regestration isn't as hard as some think. Just click in the bars next to email & serial. They open to be typed in & it does work that way. I'm guilty of downloading from the publishers homepage to but what the heck? It worked.

I won't be insytalling on my Vista System but I did on my XP Pro / SP-2 without any problems some others have described.

#44, Charles K: You type as bad as I do but I understood your comment perfectly!

Does not cause any problems with the system or registry so why don't more of you have an open mind and have a look/see. It sure won't hurt to try it.

Reply   |   Comment by ww2vet56  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


You know, it's so funny how one negative review gets so much attention and you people proved a point for me. My review, the infamous #10, was a test, and you people failed (or passed, depending on how you look at it).

I wasn't going to leave a comment at all, but decided to see what kind of reactions I could get. Personally, I really don't have a need for this program offered today and I could have just said as much in a nice short one-liner or not said anything at all, but as has been stated already, negative comments are just as useful to developers as are positive ones. In my opinion, negative feedback is even more useful because it lets developers know what about their product needs improving. If only positive comments are given to a product, they wouldn't make any effort to make the product better, and there are very few, if any, products that are done right the first time.

So did anyone notice how my previous comment got more attention than anyone else's? And look at how everyone said "no" to it being useful. I got more noes than any likeable comment got yeses, proving my point (and I don't care if they are misspelled).

Thanks to everyone who proved my point.

Reply   |   Comment by BrianZachary  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#10 Brian Zachary:

Wow, you are having a bad day it seems. You certainly have some strong LOUD opinions about what YOU want in YOUR software. Lots of unsupported vague comments about features that are "Useless to me."

What about the rest of us? We aren't looking for your loud personal preferences, we are looking for feature and functionality comments. We can then decide ON OUR OWN if something is useful to US, or not.

You spent a lot of time simply being negative. That is why you are enjoying well over 100+ negative votes.

Next time, cheer up or give us some constructive comments.

Now, here are mine: this software installed perfectly on my 2 vista machines without glitches. It definitely leans toward feature overload, but that's only when you first use it and don't yet know your way around. It has a virtual "swiss army knife" of functionality, which is pretty handy right there in your system tray. (Did not seem to put a load on system resources, either.)

If you are on the fence about installing, I would recommend just going ahead and grabbing it so you don't miss today's deadline. You can test it out later and decide on it when it is convenient. I think most will find this pretty handy, even just for a few of the many features it has.

Reply   |   Comment by Anti Zachary  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have already invested some time into learning AutoHotKey, an always free program. AutoHotKey is so loaded with features, it's a bit daunting to learn. But - I've never wanted to do something where it couldn't help.

I scanned for comparisons, and found comments roughly to that effect: WireKeys is a nice program, and easier to use than AutoHotkey - but it does lack the power of AutoHotkey

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Oh, and sometimes the keys will work for upgrades. But you didn't hear it from me. (Look for updates on your programs and try the keys! You might be surprised)

Reply   |   Comment by Lucas  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For #10 - The commentaries spilled in this place are with respect to the quality of offered software and it does not interest to the others if it is useful for each user. In other words, if it is useful, you make a commentary, opposite case you DO NOT DO IT. Luck

Reply   |   Comment by gabriel  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Remember folks: If you don't want to lose a giveaway in the event you recover your pc, always check the about and registry keys so you can save the key on a USB drive or something. I know this has come in very handy for me. I don't know what I would do without the Registry Easy key. Keep in mind however, a lot of keys go inactive after a while, and will not work. IE: Smart Install Maker (please get another one with a permanent key!)

Reply   |   Comment by Lucas  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To anyone who is having problems registering today’s GAOTD, do yourselves a big favor and forget about installing today’s program. Do something else, play with your previous GAOTD's or go check out a game and come back tomorrow. If you can’t register it then there’s no way that you’ll be able to comfortably use this utility. That has NO bearing on anyone’s IQ and is NOT meant as ANY sort of a put down. I mean no disrespect, but the developer’s themselves say right up front that this program is intended for advanced users. Now if anyone has not checked out the screenshots on the developers web site, I highly recommend doing so. This utility “T’ ain’t” no lightweight so think long and hard before installing. It has the potential of easily screwing up the desktop or getting a user into BIG trouble. When something like that happens it’s in no ones best interest (especially yours).

@ #13 JOSE THUMPASSERY - who sited the download.com four-star rating then left it at that, let me pick up where he left off. Here are some quoits by the c\net editor who reviewed this program:

“This application modifies and creates Windows hot keys, but is best suited to advanced users.”

“Unfortunately, the program gives novice users no obvious starting point.”

“This application modifies and creates Windows hot keys, but is best suited to advanced users.”

“advanced users won't use all the features of this application, but we believe you can get a good idea of whether this helpful application's steep learning curve is worth the effort.”


Reply   |   Comment by Renegade  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is getting better and better as I work my way through the tutorial.

Does anyone know how to get to the "gray minus" key on a laptop? Or, how to change that key to another in WK?

Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

downloaded, installed, and used it fine. Seems to be pretty cool and useful. We'll see after a few days, too many functions to learn, most of them are quite useful. Recommended. Don't know why so many negative reviews here.. Thanks GAOTD and WiredPlane

Reply   |   Comment by alex jap  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very nice, thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Simply Free  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm deeply impressed with this piece of helpware. It centralises all of the things I need when my computer starts crawling to a halt. It's all there, waiting for a right click. And if I were to learn the shortcut keys, it would all get a whole lot easier.

Thanks for this. Groovy piece of gear. Worth purchasing even if it weren't free today. Recommended.

Blue skies

Reply   |   Comment by Roy Blumenthal  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

LOL! All the GOTD supporters calling those leaving negative comments on the software makes me laugh.
Todays software is poor and the thumbs down has the vote so far!

PC's make work easier to start with, Why sit there getting programs to make things even easier?

Must be kids playin' at being the boss of an office pretending they know everything whilst filling their hard drives with rubbish software *just because it's free*

Wonder if GOTD can take these people to a landfill site to claim their free rubbish and solve all the non-recycling problems?

As for the software, *I* have no use for it because I know what I'm doing with my PC and prefer to do it the proper way and not have to remember more keystrokes to bring something up quicker!
The basic principle here is to keep fingers on keyboard but it is evident that you'll have to leave it to go to the mouse eventually...perhaps a proper mouse rather than a cheap one would make life eaier for some people...After all some people install this kinda stuff just because their mouse is awkward to move.

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny_B  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@10: Your comments make sense if you always use the mouse to do things and never use your keyboard. That's fine, for people who have plenty of time on their hands, who never get impatient going through 18 steps to do something that could be done in two, who like the slow and awkward mouse methods Microsoft provides, and whose wrists don't get messed up from manipulating the mouse.

Those who use the keyboard occasionally, or who want to find a quicker or more direct way to do things, can benefit a huge amount from programs that allow them to use the keyboard or to define other shortcuts. Investing 15 minutes to figure out a shortcut for one thing you do regularly can usually save you hours over the course of a year (compared to mousing around). Some people find that sort of thing helpful, even if you can't imagine what it might be like.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just want to add: best to install software on an external hard drive so that if you have to reformat, you will not lose your installed programs. Keep the passwords safe though.

Reply   |   Comment by Yougotto figurethingsoutsometimes  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A beautiful piece of code- this baby can do many things, even things you never knew you could do. Of course, it has a learning curve. So learn! Works fine on Vista. Sweet little thing. Bravo to WiredPlane Labs and GAotD.

Reply   |   Comment by Yougotto figurethingsoutsometimes  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This has to be the hardest GAOTD program to register properly I have seen. No wonder everyone is complaining about it, it's pretty counterintutive. Took me about 10 tries to figure it out, but I finally got it. Looks pretty nice to me,and it complained not a whit about being installed in Vista business 32. Thanks, you just have to do several clicks and two copy/pastes to get it registered, the copy from clipboard won't work with the GAOTD register info.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well this comment should get a load of negs but i wanted to say (Boast) that I have just earned my copy. I didn't read how to register (Never needed to in the past) and BOY, was that a trial.

Not sure what I did in the end but I think I found a right click on the taskbar took me where I wanted. I found that I had to type in manually. Cut & paste or the option 'From the clipboard' didn't work for me.

Look like a good 'un so thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Ive  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Interesting & different to say the least. Something new to play with so I couldn't resist trying it out on my XP Pro system. Downloaded from the publishers homepage. From the system tray, I clicked register. When it opened all I did wa click in the soace nest to registered email & typed Givewaayoftheday. Then clicked in the space next to Serial Number & typed in the code from todays readme file. It took without any questions.
You gotta read the readme file folks & pay attention to whats in it to avoid registration problems.
The homepage says "for power users" & I think its's true. Being an intermediate user, it's gonna take some time to figure this thing out but I will. This is the type of software that can be useful & help us to improve our abilities with Windows. a good download for all XP users who are trying to improve their skills & the usability of Windows XP.

Folks, this is one that you should have a look at instead of complaining!

Reply   |   Comment by Charles K  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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