Hot Shortcuts enables you to assign custom shortcut keys to programs, documents and other files you access frequently, so that you can launch or open them just by pressing a specific key combination.
The major advantage is that your desktop remains uncluttered, free of unnecessary icons that might make the working space look congested.
Define key combinations for any file
Using Hot Shortcuts is a simple task, but you cannot launch it without having administrator privileges on the host computer. A few shortcuts are already defined for common system applications, such as Notepad, the calculator, WordPad or the command console. You can easily edit or delete existing entries, as well as add new items to the list.
Creating a new shortcut key is very easy, since all you have to do is specify the file location and choose the key combination you want to use. Additionally, the application enables you to enter extra parameters to execute, as well as configure the startup mode of the file. This latter option refers to the way its main window is launched: normal, maximized or minimized.
Runs silently in the system tray
All the details are displayed within the main window, starting with the shortcut key, the application path, its description, parameters and startup mode. Once you are done configuring your hotkeys, the application can be minimized to the system tray, so it won't interfere with your work. It runs in the background, waiting silently for a command that matches the defined shortcut keys.
Define shortcut keys to keep the desktop uncluttered
Hot Shortcuts is a handy tool for anyone, making it possible to launch any type of file, be it an executable, a media file or a document, with a custom key combination. It helps you run your favorite programs and files much easier, while keeping your desktop clean.