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Apps with 'Global hotkey' feature

  1. AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.

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    1.  LightweightAutoHotkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for scriptingAutoHotkey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  PortableAutoHotkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Audacious icon
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • Xfce
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    Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.

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    1.  LightweightAudacious consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAudacious can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableAudacious can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. CheatSheet shows you the available shortcuts of the active application after holding the command-key for 2 seconds.

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  4. Capture2Text enables users to quickly OCR a portion of the screen using a keyboard shortcut.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    2.  PortableCapture2text can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Every time you multitask with many apps open, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process swift and easy.

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  6. Recollectr icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    Record and recall without breaking your flow. Minimally disruptive. Maximally efficient.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownRecollectr supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Dark ModeRecollectr supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  RemindersRecollectr allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
    4.  Distraction-freeRecollectr has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    5.  End-to-End EncryptionRecollectr has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  7. HotKeyP icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    You can assign a keyboard shortcut, a mouse shortcut or a joystick shortcut to any executable file, document, folder or WWW page. You can also use all multimedia keys, the fourth and fifth mouse buttons and a remote control (if you install WinLIRC).

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  8. KHotKeys icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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    Trigger actions when certain keys are pressed.

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  9. KShare is a screenshotting utility built using Qt and written in C++. It has many features, including:

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    Discontinued

    According to the main developer's website this application has been discontinued. See https://arsenarsen.com/

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  10. TaskLayout is a small portable layout manager which allow saving/restoring of desktop layout (a set of specified apps/windows with corresponding position on screen) in a single click/hotkey.

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    1.  PortableTaskLayout can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  11. LangOver icon
    • Windows
    • Adobe Flash Player
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    Have you ever tried to type in one language but the result was in another? Annoying, eh?!

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  12. Windows hotkey explorer and manager (also available for free as Windows HotKey Explorer). Detect, disable or override hotkeys in your system.

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  13. Fling is a simple, flexible, safe and powerful search tool you can download free (without any limitations or annoyances). If you search the web often for information or downloadable files you will enjoy Fling. Here is how it works.

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  14. AHK_X11 is a Linux reimplementation of Windows AutoHotkey (AHK) CLASSIC (version 1.0.24 from 2004), with many of Windows AutoHotkey's features but more limited to legacy syntax and a subset of commands.

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    1.  Works OfflineAHK_X11 can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Support for scriptingAHK_X11 supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  LightweightAHK_X11 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  PortableAHK_X11 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  15. SpicyKeys icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    With SpicyKeys, you can select files/folders in File Explorer and press a hotkey to either open them in a predefined program or move/copy them to a predefined destination. It can also just run a program when a hotkey is pressed and ignore anything selected.

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    1.  PortableSpicyKeys can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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