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triangle How to start an application from a hotkey

In order to define and use hotkeys, you first click on the Hotkeys button in the WinMapper window. If the WinMapper window is not currently visible, open it by double-clicking the WinMapper icon in the Taskbar / Systray, or press and hold both Windows keys at the same time (if that particular setting is enabled).

Define a new hotkey by pressing the Add button. This will result in another window being displayed, where you can define the hotkey and its function.

Select the key and modifier (these are special keys such as the SHIFT key used in combination with other keys) for which you would like to set up a hotkey.

Select the "Start Application" function from the Functions menu. You may have to select the All or "Run" category before this function is available in the list. The Start (and Switch To) Application functions supports 3 parameters:

1. Document: This is the document, application, Internet favorite, shortcut, command, function, or Inverted Verb you wish to start when the hotkey is run. Use the Select window (click on the Select button to access this window) to find the desired document/application/etc.

2. Mode: This is the "display" mode used when starting the application. Note that this may be overridden if a shortcut is started (which can define this as well), or the application does not support the desired mode.The default is Normal, which displays the application in the Windows default mode. Use "Maximized" and "Minimized" to start applications in a maximized or minimized state.

3. Parameter: Some applications can take optional parameters, and they can be specified here.

When you have selected all the required options, and entered a short description of your hotkey, press the OK button. If an error occurs you should be notified of its origin and severity ; if no errors occurred WinMapper returns to the overview of installed hotkeys and displays the newly selected hotkey in the list. Click on OK to return to the WinMapper window, then hide WinMapper by clicking on the Hide button.Your hotkey should now be ready for use :).


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