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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 1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Where are my settings stored? How do I transfer settings to another machine?
Keywords, text functions, notes, and other Keybreeze settings are stored in the %appdata%\keybreeze5 directory. To copy your Keybreeze settings to a new machine, please follow these steps: Version 5 to version 5: 1. On the old machine, click Start ...
Modified 2 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Macro examples and command help
A macro can record your mouse clicks and keystrokes for a period of time. Save a macro as a keyword in Keybreeze. Then you can press the hotkey, type the macro, and press Enter to have Keybreeze automatically replay your actions. Press the hotkey and...
Created 10 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

What are Keybreeze folders?
Keybreeze 5 introduced folders, allowing you to organize keywords and text functions into folders.Once you create a folder, you can press the hotkey, type a folder, and press Enter to view a list of entries in that folder. To create a folder for...
Created 10 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Text functions: Paste custom text into text fields
Keybreeze is a Windows software application that supports text insertion. Text functions can be used to paste custom text into text fields. Press the hotkey, type a few letters of a text function, and press Enter to paste the custom text. Here are so...
Modified 4 weeks ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Text functions: inserting timestamps
Text functions support custom timestamps, allowing you to paste the current time, in any format, in any text field. Just include timestamp attributes within <{ ... }> tags. Examples: <{MMMM d, yyyy h:mm:ss tt}>  Inserts Apri...
Created 10 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Keybreeze Overview
See also: Frequently asked questions Keybreeze lets you perform almost any task on your computer with just a few keystrokes. Open files, folders, and websites, search your computer, search websites, paste custom text into text fields, automate actio...
Modified 4 weeks 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?