ShortKeeper

Keyboard Shortcut Manager (AutoHotkey-based)

Tutorial

This short tutorial will show you how to create your first shortcut with ShortKeeper. Let’s say you would like to create a shortcut to launch Google.

Note: ShortKeeper includes AutoHotkey (as a shortcut processor). At the end of this tutorial, you could close ShortKeeper, and AutoHotkey will continue processing your keyboard shortcut(s) in the background. ShortKeeper is only needed to add/modify/delete shortcuts, manually start/stop AutoHotkey, and set certain operating options.

ShortKeeper UI
  1. In the left column, select the command “Open web page”.
    Note: The order of commands in the list can change. The Up/Top/Dn/Bot buttons at the bottom of the list let you move up your most useful command(s).

  2. In the center column, click the button New.
    Note: If you don’t click New you will be editing the selected shortcut in the right column instead of creating a new one.

  3. In the DESC field (center column), type “Google”.

  4. In the PARAM field, type “google.com”.

  5. In the HOTKEY section, click Ctrl and select G.

  6. Finally, click Save.
    Note: Selecting any other item in the Saved column, hitting Esc, or clicking the New button will discard any unsaved changes.

That's it! Pressing Ctrl+G will launch Google with your default web browser (if AutoHotkey is running).

If AutoHotkey is not running, just start it with the Start/Stop AutoHotkey button. It is possible to set an option (in the “Option” tab) to start AutoHotkey automatically at Windows start-up. There is also an option to start AutoHotkey automatically when ShortKeeper starts. A small hand icon in the system tray, usually at the bottom right of the screen, will indicate that AutoHotkey is active.

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