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Basic functions description

There are several types of actions you can perform with Hot Keyboard. If you're a novice Windows user we would like to introduce these actions now. Each action can be assigned to a hot key or scheduled to be executed at any time you want.

Action Types Description

Action Type Brief description Manual

Paste text This action type allows you to paste text directly into applications and/or emulate keystrokes. In addition, it is possible to include date/time stamps, entire text files, special symbols and more. Details
Open a file Opens specified document or runs specified application. Details
Launch application Executes an application. You can choose from the installed programs or specify a command line manually Details
Record/Play keystrokes Records a sequence of keystrokes and mouse events to play them back whenever you need to. Details
Window manipulations You can close, activate, minimize, maximize, set the position of a window, start the screen saver and even empty the recycle bin. Details
Open a folder Opens a Windows folder. In addition to common folders, this macro can open specific system folders such as "Control panel", "My Computer", "Network Neighborhood", etc. Details
Sound Volume Control Controls the sound volume of your computer. Increase volume or mute through one key press. You can even set separate hot keys to control the CD player volume as well as any other line or your audio card. Details
Media Player Control Control media players from within other applications by hot keys. Details
Networking Changes the state of network connections. Start dialup connection, toggle wireless, connect/disconnect VPN and regular LAN connecitons Details
Open web page Launches web browser with a specified address (URL) to open. You can choose a web browser to open the page with Details
Shutdown Windows In addition to a simple shutdown this action type lets you restart the computer and log on as a different user. Details
Reminder This action type lets you create reminders: messages that appear at specific times you set. Details
Menu Menus are very useful for grouping and organizing your macros. They also let you execute a macro without having to assign a hot key to it (providing a tremendous number of macros) and allow to execute macros in chain. Details
Delay This macro is specialy designed to be used inside macro chains and allows to add a delay between macro execution. Details
Run another macro This macro allows you to execute any other Hot Keyboard macro. Details
Extended replace The extended replace macro is designed to replace currently selected text according to user-defined rules. This type of macro is recommended for advanced users as it can hold very difficult text transformations. Details
Evaluate Expression This macro allows to modify a variable value, perform calculations, user input as well as other scripting routines. Details