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2017 Warm
Just like the 2017 skin, but this one features warm colors for the selection instead of a gray highlight: You can change the colors by tweaking these settings in the settings.ini file: keyword_color, keyword_selected_color, description_...
Created 1 week ago by Andrew Langford in Skins

2017 Cool
Just like the 2017 skin, but this one features cool colors for the selection instead of a gray highlight: You can change the colors by tweaking these settings in the settings.ini file: keyword_color=#ffffff, keyword_selected_color=#00C9...
Modified 1 week ago by Andrew Langford in Skins

2017
I wanted to make a skin that was a nice balance between Keybreeze Slate and Flat Modern. The 2017 skin includes subtle gradients, a drop shadow, and a larger interface that allows six entries in the autocomplete list: To install, download the atta...
Created 1 week ago by Andrew Langford in Skins

Highlight of choices
When I get a list of choices of programs, its close to impossible to see which one is highlighted and well be run when hitting return. While clicking with the mouse and choosing launch works fine, using the keyboard arrow keys to select a program is...
Created 1 week ago by James Thompson in Questions

opening Windows 10 Store Apps
i thnik this should be possible without creating a new shortcut manually . but even when i try this i don't know what to enter. For example the "ms-clock:///" would work. but on some apps the string is not known and not easy to find out. Please cons...
Created 2 weeks ago by Skullner in Feature Requests

How to open a network folder or file from Keybreeze
Press the hotkey and type add as a keyword. For the target, you can specify a UNC path to the directory or file, such as: \\65.29.72.151\shared_folder Or you can specify a mapped network drive, such as: Z:\shared_folder One caveat is that so...
Created 3 weeks ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Drag file from keybreeze search result window to gmail
I sent lots of emails with attachments,  When searching for a PDF file, I'd like to be able to directly drag and drop the file to gmail window. not necesarily have to open the file folder first, and then drag it to gmail.   Ruben Orozco...
Created 1 month ago by ororuben in Feature Requests

Anybody created macro to Expand all folders in Thunderbird ?
https://superuser.com/questions/744238/collapse-close-all-thunderbird-folders-at-once I'm far too dumb to create such a macro - what about you ?   Thanks   Mike Mesure...
Created 2 months ago by Mike Mesure in Questions

Keybreeze Will NOT start on boot/reboot! Fails to add registry item
Hello, Please see the video here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20050818/2017-0307_KeybreezeNotLoadingAtStartupHadToManuallyAdd.mp4 Keybreeze is working just fine on my Win Pro destop with Win10 Pre-Anniversary edition. Right now, I have to...
Created 2 months ago by Mark in Bugs

Adding a sleep or delay command to a text function
When you run a text function, Keybreeze will hide itself to make the previous window come into focus. Then it will copy the text function text to the clipboard and press CTRL + V to paste the text into your window. Sometimes, it may press CTRL + V b...
Created 3 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Enter Key registers for Keybreeze and then for whatever program was active right before Keybreeze was activated
If I'm watching a video in YouTube and then bring up keybreeze with a shortcut and then type in what I want to type in and press enter, the video will pause because the enter key registers for keybreeze AND the program that was active right before ke...
Created 3 months ago by Daniel in Bugs

Link for activating additional computers.
Bought the Pro version (activate on 3 computers). Activated the first computer, but the next day when I went to activate another machine - I could not find the 'activate link' (to get to the page where you paste in the license code etc).Searched thr...
Created 3 months ago by Ken Hughes in Questions

Ability to specify a 'start in' folder
It would really help to be able to specify a 'start in' or 'working' folder. Like the option available in the properties of a windows shortcut. The use case I have is running portable bit (c:\path\to\portable\git-bash.exe) which works but alway...
Created 3 months ago by Ken Hughes in Feature Requests

Sync options and keywords between computers
Hi Andrew, Just purchased the PRO option :-)It would be great to be able to sync (either all, or selectively) keywords between computers. At the moment I'm relying on a 'portable' install to a OneDrive folder, but it's less than optimal...   ...
Created 3 months ago by Ken Hughes in Feature Requests

Create sticky notes and set reminders
Keybreeze lets you create sticky notes and set reminders in seconds. Press the hotkey and type note to create a note. Or type reminder to set a reminder for a specified time or a custom time. Double-click a note to toggle between lo...
Modified 3 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Paste text as plain text without formatting
One of the annoying things that can happen when copying and pasting text is when the formatting is retained. Most often, we just want to paste the text, not the formatting of that text. Some applications let you right-click and click Paste special&nb...
Modified 3 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Keep a window on top or make a window translucent
Press the hotkey and type make window translucent to set the opacity for the current window you are viewing. Or press the hotkey and type set window on top to keep the current window you are viewing on top of all other windows. Both of these fe...
Created 3 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Create a shortcut to open a web page in Edge
To open the Microsoft Edge browser: Press the Keybreeze hotkey, type add, and press Enter. For the keyword, type a name. For the target, type the following: c:\windows\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdg...
Created 3 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Create a shortcut to open a web page in incognito mode
Users may want to open specific web pages in Chrome's Incognito mode. For example, if you have a work Gmail account and a personal Gmail account, you would want them open in two separate windows. To create a keyword that opens a web page in incognit...
Modified 4 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Create a shortcut to open a web page in a different browser
When you create a keyword that points to a web page, Keybreeze will open it in your default browser. To open the page in a different browser, perform the following steps. 1. Press the hotkey, type add, and press Enter. 2. Provide a name for th...
Modified 4 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I view the tutorial again?

How do I add keywords or configure settings?

  • Press the hotkey and type one of these:
    add, list, options, help, note, export entries, import entries. To edit an entry, click it or press Ctrl + M while you are typing.

Where are my settings stored, or how do I transfer settings to another machine?