Using PC Keyboard Hotkey

Installation & Remove

Getting Started
What is a hotkey?

Running the application
Knowing the main user interface
Using the sample hotkeys

Creating a new hotkey
    Auto-type text
    Clean up PC
    Compress (zip up) files
    Control PC Volume
    Control a Multimedia Player
    Copy files
    Delete files
    Explore a drive or folder
    Open a file
    Power saving and shutdown
    Run a program
    Run a control panel applet
    Run multiple events
    Send command to window
    Send keyboard keys
    Size/position active window
    Test NT/2K/XP Service
    Trigger mouse action
    Upload file to FTP server
    Visit a website

Using the Application
Creating a new hotkey
Duplicating a hotkey
Editing a hotkey
Deleting a hotkey

Enabling/Disabling a hotkey

Sharing hotkeys

Backing up hotkeys
Restoring backup hotkeys

Exporting hotkeys
Importing hotkeys

Printing hotkey list


Customization
Setting application options

General Settings 
Personalizing the look 
Password Protection 
 

Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows Reserved Hotkeys
Common Application keyboard shortcuts
Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

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  PC Keyboard Hotkey Pro Keyboard Shortcuts

Below are the keyboard shortcuts you can use to activate the PC Keyboard Hotkey functions quickly:

Key Combination Functions
F1 Show application online help
F2 Edit the current selected hotkey
F8 Show the Options dialog
Ctrl + N New a hotkey
Ctrl + P Print the hotkey list
Ctrl + R Run the selected hotkey
Delete Delete the selected hotkeys
Windows + Alt + H Show PC Keyboard Hotkey Pro

 

Windows Reserved Keyboard Hotkeys (Global Shortcuts)

Below are the hotkeys reserved by Windows that cannot be used by PC Keyboard Hotkey Pro. You can however use it to activate the actions already assigned by Windows:

Key Combination Functions
F12 This hotkey is reserved by Windows.
Windows + D This hotkey is reserved by Windows to show the Windows desktop.
Windows + E This hotkey is reserved by Windows to open My Computer.
Windows + F This hotkey is reserved by Windows to search for files or folders.
Windows + Shift + F This hotkey is reserved by Windows to show search for computers.
Windows + L This hotkey is reserved by Windows to lock up the PC.
Windows + M This hotkey is reserved by Windows to minimize all running application.
Windows + Shift + M This hotkey is reserved by Windows to restore all minimized application.
Windows + R This hotkey is reserved by Windows to show the Run window.
Windows + U This hotkey is reserved by Windows to show the Utility Manager.
Windows + F1 This hotkey is reserved by Windows to show the Windows Help.
Windows + Tab This hotkey is reserved by Windows to cycle through buttons on the taskbar.
Windows + Break This hotkey is reserved by Windows to show the System Properties window.
Ctrl + Alt + Delete This hotkey is reserved by Windows to show the Windows Task Manager.
Alt + Tab
Shift  + Alt + Tab
This hotkey is used switch to the next or previous running application.

 

Common Application Keyboard Shortcuts

This set of keyboard shortcuts are not recommended to use as key combinations in PC Keyboard Hotkey.  

Press To

CTRL+C

Copy.

CTRL+X

Cut.

CTRL+V

Paste.

CTRL+Z

Undo.

DELETE

Delete.

SHIFT+DELETE

Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.

CTRL while dragging an item

Copy selected item.

CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item

Create shortcut to selected item.

F2

Rename selected item.

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word.

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph.

CTRL+UP ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph.

CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys

Highlight a block of text.

SHIFT with any of the arrow keys

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document.

CTRL+A

Select all.

F3

Search for a file or folder.

ALT+ENTER

View properties for the selected item.

ALT+F4

Close the active item, or quit the active program.

ALT+Enter

Displays the properties of the selected object.

ALT+SPACEBAR

Opens the shortcut menu for the active window.

CTRL+F4

Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously.

ALT+TAB

Switch between open items.

ALT+ESC

Cycle through items in the order they were opened.

F6

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.

F4

Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer.

SHIFT+F10

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.

ALT+SPACEBAR

Display the System menu for the active window.

CTRL+ESC

Display the Start menu.

ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name

Display the corresponding menu.

Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu

Carry out the corresponding command.

F10

Activate the menu bar in the active program.

RIGHT ARROW

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.

LEFT ARROW

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.

F5

Refresh the active window.

BACKSPACE

View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.

ESC

Cancel the current task.

SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive

Prevent the CD from automatically playing.

 

Dialog Boxes Keyboard Shortcuts

This set of keyboard shortcuts are not recommended to use as key combinations in PC Keyboard Hotkey.

Press To

CTRL+TAB

Move forward through tabs.

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Move backward through tabs.

TAB

Move forward through options.

SHIFT+TAB

Move backward through options.

ALT+Underlined letter

Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option.

ENTER

Carry out the command for the active option or button.

SPACEBAR

Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box.

Arrow keys

Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons.

F1

Display Help.

F4

Display the items in the active list.

BACKSPACE
 

Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box.

 

Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

This set of keyboard shortcuts are not recommended to use as key combinations in PC Keyboard Hotkey.

Press To

END

Display the bottom of the active window.

HOME

Display the top of the active window.

NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)

Display all subfolders under the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)

Display the contents of the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)

Collapse the selected folder.

LEFT ARROW

Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.

RIGHT ARROW

Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.

 

 

Recommend Key Combination for Hotkeys (Global Shortcuts)

To help yourself easily remember hotkey key combinations, we recommend you to follow the following guideline when assigning hotkey keys:

Key Combination Functions
Windows + <A to Z> Use this to run Microsoft Windows applications.
For example, use Windows + C to run Microsoft Calculator.

 
Windows + Alt + <A to Z> Use this to run other applications.
For example, use Windows + Alt + H to show PC Keyboard Hotkey.

 
Windows + Alt + <F1 to F12> Use this to auto-type your favorite text.
For example, use Windows + Alt + F1 to auto-type "Best Regards,".

 
Windows + Ctrl + <A to Z> Use this to open a file, drive or folder.
For example, use Windows + Ctrl + C explore the C: drive.

 
Windows + Ctrl + Shift <A to Z> Use this to run control panel applications.
For example, use Windows + Ctrl + Shitf + T to show Date and Time Properties dialog.

 
Windows + Shift + <A to Z> Use this to launch and surf website.
For example, use Windows + Shift + A to visit AquariusSoft.com.

 
Ctrl + Alt + <A to Z> Use this for power saving, shutdown, clean up PC, window sizing and other miscellaneous functions.
For example, use Ctrl + Alt + R to clear the Recycle Bin.

 
 

 

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