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Control windows on your screen with QuickTab
Keybreeze lets you quickly control windows on your screen with QuickTab. It's similar to Alt + Tab, but it's faster and has way more features. QuickTab generally works best with the semicolon hotkey, but it also works well with Shift + Space. Here ar...
Modified 11 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

Introducing Keybreeze Sync
Keybreeze Sync is an exciting new feature of Keybreeze Pro 5.5. It runs in the background and watches for any changes to your Keybreeze settings, such as a new note, keyword, text function, etc. Once it detects a change, it uploads your settings...
Created 1 year ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
Keybreeze 5.5 introduced two new enhancements for users who purchase the Pro version. If you purchase a license for Keybreeze Pro, you can transfer that license to a new machine if you get a new computer down the road. You can also transfer a license...
Modified 1 year ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

How to paste KeePass passwords with Keybreeze macros
Keybreeze can paste custom text into text fields using text functions, and it can automate repetitive mouse clicks and keystrokes with macros. However, both text functions and macros are stored in plain text on your computer. If you store passwords i...
Modified 7 months ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

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 1 year ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

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 year ago by Andrew Langford in Knowledgebase

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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 year 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 year 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. Close Keybreeze on both ...
Modified 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 11 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?