Andrew Langford

Member for: 2 years
Posts created: 24
Comments: 33
Questions answered: 0

Recent posts

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JSON Validator and Formatter9 months ago
SQL Query Formatter9 months ago
Phone Number Formatter9 months ago
Control windows on your screen with QuickTab11 months ago
Introducing Keybreeze Sync1 year ago
License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.51 year ago
How to paste KeePass passwords with Keybreeze macros1 year ago
2017 Warm1 year ago
2017 Cool1 year ago
20171 year ago

Recent comments


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
3 months 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
4 months ago
Hi Bruno, can you please try this again? I updated your account so that it supports Sync.
in 2017
8 months 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
8 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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

10 months ago
There should be a preset keyword to open Control Panel. If you don't have it, type add as a keyword. Then add a keyword called control panel with a target of preset:control panel.
in 2017
10 months ago

Here is one way to do it:

1. Open Control Panel.
2. Search for 'System'. Right-click it and click Create Shortcut. It should create a shortcut on your Desktop.
3. Move the System shortcut to a backup folder, such as C:\Users\[your name]\Documents\control_panel_shortcuts. Rename the shortcut to 'system'.
4. Press the hotkey and type 'add' as a keyword. Give the keyword a name, such as 'system - control panel'. For the target, specify the path to the shortcut, such as:

C:\Users\[your name]\Documents\control_panel_shortcuts\system.lnk

5. Save the keyword. When you press the hotkey, type it, and press Enter, it should launch that Control Panel applet.

in 2017
10 months ago

Hi Roger,

You can copy your settings from your old laptop to your new one by following these settings:


in 2017
10 months ago