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When you operate several computers with Hot Keyboard installed, it is useful to have the same synced subset of macros.


First of all if you want to sync macros with a workgroup, we recommend to use Hot Keyboard Server, a powerful app to sync macros fast and reliable. However, there is a simple share via file option to keep a set of macros in the file on a shared drive (LAN, Google Drive, Onedrive, Dropbox, etc). If one Hot Keyboard instance updates this file, other instances reload the updated content.



  1. In a main Hot Keyboard window go to Share Macros -> Share via file... menu item
    Enable macro sharing
  2. Create a new folder, for example, Hot Keyboard Shared Macros, select it in a Shared macros setting and check Enable Hot Keyboard simple macro sharing option.
    Create a folder to share macros
  3. Repeat steps 1-3 on other Hot Keyboard instances.
  4. Create macros to share and put them to a newly appeared Shared Macros menu.
    Shared macros
  5. Open Windows Explorer and make sure there is a file named HotKeyboardData appeared in a OneDrive folder
    Shared macros
  6. Now you can use macros on the Hot Keyboard instances you configured to use shared macros.

Important Notes

  • It is not recommended to use this way for workgroups when many people change shared macros. Use Hot Keyboard Server instead.
  • Make sure the folder used to keep shared macros is available offline, or you get no shared macros if lose connection.
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