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Hot key (Keyboard Shortcut)

Hot key or keyboard shortcut is a key combination you can press on the keyboard to execute a macro

To set a hot key, go to Run macro by... section in the macro editor and click +Hotkey:

A new hot key prompt will appear:

Click to the prompt line and press a desired hot key on you keyboard, for example:

Ctrl + Shift + Alt + H

Hot Keyboard reflects the hot key:

Once you click OK and then close Hot Keyboard window, your macro will be executed upon Ctrl + Shift + Alt + H


1. You can set several hot keys to execute a macro, simply click +Hotkey an appropriate number of times

2. Multimedia keys such as Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down, Stop, Browser and others are supported

3. To verify Hot Keyboard supports a key - click on a hot key prompt and press the key

The following keys can be used as modifiers: Shift Ctrl Alt so you can set:

+ T
Alt + A
Ctrl + + T
Ctrl + Alt + + T
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + + T

4. Of course, you can use no modifiers:


5. It is not recommended to set macros to Ctrl + Break, Ctrl + Alt + Delete, Ctrl + Shift + Escape as they are reserved by Windows, however, you can override them with Hot Keyboard

Windows hot keys

6. Here is a list of several Windows built-in hot keys for your reference, you can override the most of them with Hot Keyboard, if needed

Some combinations may do not work on all Windows versions

  • Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert - copy selection to the clipboard
  • Ctrl + X or Ctrl + Delete - cut selection to the clipboard
  • Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert - paste selection from the clipboard
  • + M - minimize all windows
  • + Left, + Right - adjust window to the left/right
  • + D - go to Desktop
  • + E - run Explorer
  • + R - open Run... prompt
  • + H - open Share