Andrew Langford

Member for: 3 years
Posts created: 24
Comments: 36
Questions answered: 0

Recent posts

Post titleCreated
JSON Validator and Formatter1 year ago
SQL Query Formatter1 year ago
Phone Number Formatter1 year ago
Control windows on your screen with QuickTab1 year ago
Introducing Keybreeze Sync2 years ago
License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.52 years ago
How to paste KeePass passwords with Keybreeze macros2 years ago
2017 Warm2 years ago
2017 Cool2 years ago
20172 years ago

Recent comments


Hi Jim,

Yes, you can add a Windows app to Keybreeze. To do this for desktop apps, you can click the Start button and type the app's name. For example, you can type Notepad. Right-click the selection and click Open File Location. This should open a new window. You can then right-click Notepad and click 'Add keyword to Keybreeze'.

To do this for modern apps, such as Camera, the steps are a bit different. If you don't have the 'Open File Location' option mentioned above, try the following.

1. Click the Windows Start button, type Command Prompt, and press Enter.

2. Type explorer shell:AppsFolder and press Enter. This should open a new window.

3. Right-click the app and click Create shortcut. This should put the shortcut on your desktop.

4. Move the shortcut to another folder so that it doesn't stay on the Desktop. You can right-click the shortcut on the Desktop and click Cut. Then go to your Docume...
in 2017

4 months ago

I'm adding this comment for tracking purposes. Jim and I had an email conversation last week and were able to get this issue resolved. 



in 2017
6 months ago

Hi jim,

I sent you an email with a link to activate Keybreeze Pro.



in 2017
7 months ago

Interesting. I'm using Outlook 2013, and pressing hotkey + ii is bringing up Outlook on my machine. There was a known issue where QuickTab wasn't working with Windows Explorer windows, and this may have included windows for other Microsoft applications, such as Access and Outlook. However, this issue was fixed in 5.5.0:

"Fixed QuickTab so that it looks at Windows Explorer windows. This required a reference to a COM object in the c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll file."

Did you confirm that you are using 5.5.3? Have you tried using a more recent version of Outlook? The other possibility is that something is blocking access to the COM object above. Are you logged into the machine as an administrator? Is UAC enabled?



in 2017
1 year ago

I assume you mean creating Keybreeze keywords with targets that contain %appdata% and other similar variables. Unfortunately no, that is not supported at this time, but I think that is a great idea for an enhancement request. I will work on this for the next version.

in 2017
1 year ago
Hi Bruno, can you please try this again? I updated your account so that it supports Sync.
in 2017
1 year ago

I'm not able to reproduce that behavior on my machine, but there is a way to pause for a longer period before the next letter is typed, which should fix the issue. Go to %appdata%\Keybreeze5 and open the options.ini file. Add this at the bottom:


Save and close the file. Then restart Keybreeze and try running the macro again.

in 2017
1 year ago

Try adding the /k switch to your target. That will force the command prompt window to stay open after it runs.

For example, if your batch file was located at C:\test.bat, your target would be the following:

c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /k C:\test.bat

in 2017
1 year ago

It sounds like it might be missing some registry items. Did you install it as a local administrator? I'm including a screenshot of the proper registry entries below. Under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > * > shell > Keybreeze.Keyword5 > command, you should see the following. If you do not see this, you may need to reinstall Keybreeze to get it added. You can also try adding it manually, but if you do decide to add it manually, make sure you take a backup of the registry first.


in 2017
1 year ago

Thanks for your concern. Keybreeze has been downloaded over 75,000 times from this website and from CNET It's received almost 100 reviews from, and there are a variety of reviews and questions posted on this website as well. If you are concerned about the safety, you can scan Keybreeze with any antivirus or antimalware utility. Some antimalware utilities have flagged the Macro Recorder as a potential risk in the past, but this is a false positive. It was flagged because it lets you record your mouse clicks and keystrokes and play them back at a later time, which some antimalware utilities might mistake for a keylogger. To ease concerns about this, I posted the source code for the Macro Recorder at

Please let me know if you have any remaining concerns.


Andrewin 2017

1 year ago