About Global Hotkey 1.4

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On the newsgroup de.sys.mac.misc some users where looking for a kind of hot key application which enables them to launch applications via pressing a key like F9.

This application stays in the background doing nothing. But if you press a key combination which matches one of the file names in the folders of the application, it will do something.

The application writes a lot of stuff to the console which you can watch for error messages. Just launch the console application from the utilities folder and read, but don't be scared: Far over 90% of this is to be ignored.

This application is freeware and provided as is.


Making donations

This application is considered donation-ware (uncrippled shareware). If you find it indispensable, please consider making a donation.

Donate 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 Euro/Pounds/US-Dollar

Please pick a value and purchase the quantity you like. This goes through share-it to make sure any required sales tax is collected.

In US Dollar:

If you'd rather not use PayPal, you can send something to me directly at:
Christian Schmitz, Plaidter Straße 31a, 56645 Nickenich, Germany

Source code

You find the Realbasic project file in the download. You can watch the source code online:

Global Hotkey 1.2 Source code

New stuff added in version 1.4:

New stuff added in version 1.3:

New stuff added in version 1.2:

New stuff added in version 1.1:

New stuff added in version 1.0:


The application folder with the items to open with their key combination:


List of key modifiers:

List of key codes:

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