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HotkeyP - Freeware

Post by Dreamer » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:30 am

HotkeyP - Freeware

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Features:

- 184 kB
- No installation

- Multimedia keyboard support
- Mouse support (5 buttons and wheel)
- Remote control support
- Joystick / Gamepad support

- Custom keyboard shortcuts and global keyboard shortcuts to control almost any program
- Custom mouse shortcuts and global mouse shortcuts to control almost any program
- Custom keyboard and mouse shortcuts to start executable file, document, folder or WWW page control almost any Windows option (more below)
- Tray icon with customizable context menu with any command

- Categories

- Shutdown
- Reboot
- Logoff
- Suspend
- Hibernate
- Lock computer - disable all system shortcuts, can be started at Windows startup
- OSD - time, date, volume...
- Disk free space
- Empty recycle bin
- Control panels
- Disable key - to disable CapsLock, or Win key
- Screen saver
- Monitor power off
- Desktop resolution - to change width, height, colors, frequency
- Show desktop
- Wallpaper - to switch to random, next, previous wallpaper
- Desktop snapshot
- Window snapshot
- Start service
- Stop service
- Show text
- Minimize window
- Maximize window
- Close window
- Always on top
- Minimize others
- Minimize to tray
- Hide window
- Hide application - to hide any window, also in the taskbar
- Resize window
- Move window
- Opacity - to make a window transparent
- Information
- Terminate process - to kill an application if it's not responding
- Process priority
- Next task
- Previous task
- Volume - to change the master volume, wave, MIDI, CD audio and even bass and treble
- Mute
- Eject/Close CD
- Play CD, Stop, Next track, Previous track
- CD speed
- Magnifier
- Clear recent documents
- Delete temporary files
- Save desktop icons
- Restore desktop icons
- Paste text - to quickly paste a text anywhere
- Macro
- Multi command
- Commands list
- Move mouse cursor
- Simulation of mouse button press
- Disable all hotkeys
...

Notes:

Read the Help for more information (about the features, commands, parameters...).

When you insert a new hotkey and select a command (through [<] button), press the [Help] button then for information about the current command (parameters and other notes).

To use the mouse shortcuts without conflicts (in the web browsers for example), create 2 empty Macro commands for button 4 and 5 and place them in the end of the list.
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Post by Lwkd » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:37 pm

Great program, thanks.

Having trouble with a few commands though, and cant find answers anywhere else.
Does anybody know how to change song (next and previous track) within windows media player 10? I have read the hotkeyp_EN.txt, and it does state something about this, but i can't get it to work.

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Window command
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Sends message WM_COMMAND to another window. Parameter is the command number, space and window name.

Windows Media Player 9
18808	play/pause
18809	stop
18810	previous
18811	next
I set the command as .exe for WMP, and the parameter as 18811, but all that seems to do is minimise and maximise the program.

Im confused :cry:

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post..

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Post by André » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:22 pm

The commands may have changed between WMP 9 and WMP 10. You may have to just try different parameters (ie. starting at 18800 and going up from there).
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Post by Lwkd » Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:56 pm

I've been looking for the WMP10 commands, but to no avail. There are a few listed on the Microsoft website, but none regarding next/previous track selection :(

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Post by jis » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:21 am

I am very happy with PS Hot Launch VVL. I use it for three years without any problems.
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Post by Dreamer » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:16 am

jis wrote:I am very happy with PS Hot Launch VVL. I use it for three years without any problems.
I found just few basic features there. There are many great features in HotkeyP.

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Post by Dreamer » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:36 am

HotkeyP 3.0 has been released.

- new commands: "Next wallpaper", "Previous wallpaper", "Move window", "Resize window", "Commands list"
- volume commands have parameter audio line (wave, midi, line in, ...)
- color of volume window border and disk free space window border can be changed
- command "Paste text" can contain date, time, computer name, user name, CR/LF
- click on systray icon causes main window to appear/disappear
- options Minimize or Close button hides the window
- commands Open/Save settings in the menu File
- multi-command can point to another multi-command

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Re: HotkeyP (Keyboard shortcuts) - Freeware

Post by Dreamer » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:28 pm

HotkeyP 3.2 has been released.

- new command "Volume" that sets the volume to some value, parameter of any volume function can be Bass or Treble
- command "Next wallpaper" remembers last wallpaper for each folder
- all multimedia keys can be used (even on older Windows versions)
- mouse shortcuts (any combination of all mouse buttons, mouse wheel, shift keys)
- new commands: "Command to active window", "Keys to active window", "Mouse/Wheel", "Mouse/Double click", "Window/Opacity"
- command \rep in Macro
- utility spy.exe which can find out all WM_COMMAND numbers

Now you can set custom keyboard shortcuts for almost any program. You can set also global keyboard shortcuts.

Edit: Please add this great program to "List of Suggested Software...". Thanks.

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Post by André » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:04 am

Done... Under Utilities.
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Post by Dreamer » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:57 pm

Thank you.

BTW - There is an old date there - [Updated 9/27/04 2:50AM EST]. I can't reply there, so I reply here. I think there should be rather no date there.

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Post by Dreamer » Mon May 08, 2006 9:22 pm

HotkeyP 3.3 has been released.

- new commands: "Show text", "Disable key", "Previous task", "Next task", "Fourth/Fifth button click", "Show desktop"
- command line can contain several commands separated by semicolons
- "Command to active window" can have three parameters and works with mouse shortcuts and the same shortcut can be used for many applications
- "Macro" can contain multimedia keys
- "Eject/Close CD" does not block the keyboard
- "Monitor power off" waits until a key is released, but no longer than 5 seconds
- command Copy in the menu Hotkey
- opacity can be set for any application which is started by a hotkey
- option to Rename keys
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Re: HotkeyP (Keyboard shortcuts) - Freeware

Post by Dreamer » Tue May 16, 2006 9:37 pm

HotkeyP 3.4 has been released.

- new command: "Lock computer" *
- mouse buttons order is relevant (L+R and R+L are different shortcuts)
- mouse shortcuts work on Windows 95/98/ME, too
- option to delay mouse buttons
- opacity for the "Volume", "Disk free space" and "Show text" windows
- option to insert a new hotkey after the current item
- option to select buttons that are visible in the main window
- multiple items can be selected, moved or deleted in the hotkeys list
- opacity is also set when a window is activated, not only when a new program is started
- systray icon is not hilited during commands to active window

* - read hotkeyp_EN.txt for more (there are 2 modes).
I've been looking for the WMP10 commands, but to no avail. There are a few listed on the Microsoft website, but none regarding next/previous track selection Sad
You can use Spy.exe (press Ctrl+Y to run it) to 'read' any action from (almost) any program!
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Post by Dreamer » Tue May 23, 2006 11:35 pm

HotkeyP 3.5 has been released.

- commands can be added to systray icon menu
- commands can be run at Windows startup
- options for "Lock computer" command
- CapsLock can be used for a keyboard shortcut
- message "Window not found" is not shown anymore
- keyboard and mouse hooks moved from hook.dll to hotkeyp.exe (Win2000/XP)

fixed bugs:
- other applications which use keyboard shortcuts were blocked
- command could not be .LNK file (shortcut on the desktop or in the Start menu)
- opacity wasn't set when some minimized application was restored
- "Command to active window" in other windows caused releasing of shift keys
- "Monitor power off" could not be used as multi-command with "Lock computer"
- some keys remained pressed after the computer has been unlocked
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Post by Dreamer » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:17 pm

HotkeyP 3.6 has been released.

- new command "Disable all hotkeys"
- option to set high priority to HotkeyP process
- command can be an email address, but it must have prefix mailto:
- PrintScreen, Win+D, Win+M, Win+F, Win+R, Win+E, Win+F1, Win+Tab, Win+Pause can be used for a keyboard shortcut (Win2000/XP)
- option to disable right mouse button delay

fixed bugs:
- mouse buttons were delayed due to commands to active window even if the window was not active
- popup windows moved when the monitor resolution was changed
- "Monitor power off" could not be used as multi-command with "Lock computer"
- if the computer was locked immediately after the Windows started, other hotkeys were not executed
- if the locked computer was restarted, task manager remained disabled and the volume was muted
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Re: HotkeyP - Freeware

Post by Dreamer » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:18 pm

HotkeyP 4.0 has been released.

- remote control via WinLIRC
- option to use the keyboard hook for all hotkeys (means that now you can e.g. change volume/mute while playing a game)
- macro can contain mouse buttons clicks and combinations
- macro is repeated when a hotkey is pressed longer
- all windows are closed before "Shutdown" or "Restart" commands with parameter 2
- small icons in the listbox
- new command "Disable mouse shortcuts"
- option to disable mouse buttons delay for some applications
- sort by "Key" column will sort mouse shortcuts, too
- option to periodically refresh hooks
- systray icon popup menu can have submenus (when hotkey note is submenu->item)

fixed bugs:
- macro didn't work with right shift, right ctrl, right alt
- "Command to active window" changed Insert to Num0, End to Num1, Down to Num2, ...
- "Monitor power off" didn't work with some multimedia keys
- deleting hotkey moved the focus to a wrong item
- command "Double click" didn't work in some applications
- if the computer was restarted during a new hotkey creation, (null) item remained in the list
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Post by André » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:20 am

Can this program store snippets of text and then paste them when the hotkey is pressed? If it could, that would be awesome.

Edit: Just downloaded it and tried it. It can. That's awesome. Looks like I've just found myself a new toy.
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Post by Dreamer » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:51 pm

DrDrrae wrote:Can this program store snippets of text and then paste them when the hotkey is pressed? If it could, that would be awesome.

Edit: Just downloaded it and tried it. It can. That's awesome. Looks like I've just found myself a new toy.
Good to hear, hope you know that you can use also end of line, date, time... If you still miss something, try to send an email to author, this feature (above) is one of my suggestions. Practically 98% of all features from v3.0 are my suggestions. :)
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Post by André » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:31 pm

Dreamer wrote:Good to hear, hope you know that you can use also end of line, date, time...
I had to go digging through the readme to find that but I did.
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Post by Dreamer » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:17 am

I found something, maybe you don't know about it, but you can disable/change also system shortcuts like Alt+F4, also for just 1 program, if you close it by accident sometimes, e.g. file manager, when you open and close (with Alt+F4) lot of files (videos). Example:

Hotkey: Alt + F4
Command: Keys to active window
Parameters: \alt freeCommander.exe

Then you can still close it with the mouse - [x] button.
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Post by Dreamer » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:01 am

HotkeyP 4.1 has been released.

- hook is in its own thread, long commands don't block the mouse and keyboard
- Help button in the HotKey dialog box

fixed bugs:
- some commands could not be run from the command line
- icons had a white background instead of a transparent background
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