Easily Create Windows Shortcut Keys with HotKeyBind

May 23, 2008 – 12:50 pm

If you want to work quickly with the Windows operating system, I suggest that you start learning to use Windows shortcut keys or hotkeys in short. For example, imagine the time wasted to minimize 20 open windows with a mouse. To speed up this task, you can minimize all of them with the Winkey+M combo and maximize them back with Winkey+Shift+M. But what if you want to add more hotkeys to Windows programs or change the default Windows shortcut keys?

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HotKeyBind is the right application to accomplish this job. It allows you to do two things:

  • Assign new shortcut keys to do common Windows tasks such as opening a web page, search for keywords using a pre-selected search engine, copying texts to clipboard, launching applications, opening files and folders, shutting down computers etc.

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  • Disable default Windows shortcut keys so you can use them for other needs. For example; if you hate the Winkey+F hotkey combo that uses the default Windows local search, try pointing it to your favorite local search application like Locate32.

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How HotKeyBind works is pretty simple. Just press the “Add” button to add a new hotkey, select an action to be associated with a hotkey (e.g. opening the TechMalaya website) and select the shortcut key combination to use. If you attempt to use a hotkey that have been used by another application, HotKeyBind will cleverly prompt a warning message. All your hotkeys and their related actions will be displayed in the main interface as a list.

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Additionally, HotKeyBind will display an on screen display (OSD) to show the action triggered by a hotkey that you have pressed, which is a good way to make sure that you are pressing the right key for the right application. This Windows shortcut key program is free to use and distribute so don’t miss to install this one!

Download HotKeyBind here. If you want to utilize your idle function keys (F7, F8, …), try KeyDemon too.

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