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Author Topic: A free laptop mouse replacement software.  (Read 4959 times)
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« on: October 20, 2009, 12:50:34 AM »

Hi,
The main difficulty is when switching from a desktop to laptop is the absence of a mouse. It is really painful to access most common functions we access in desktop using a mouse with a touch pad in laptop. CoolKeys is a free laptop mouse replacement software, which helps us to do these activities using keyboard shortcuts. Following are some of the features of the softwares,

1)Create New folder
2)Change folder views
3)Open/File/Folder/Internet links
4) Control System Volume
5) Open Control Panel Items
6) System Restart/logoff/shutdown

Apart from that software also lets you make a window semi transparent which helps you to refer the background window without minimizing or resizing the foreground window.

The other features include hide unlimited windows using keyboard shortcut.

The software also comes with plugins for internet explorer and firefox which lets u add internet links to the Coolkeys right from your internet browsing software.

The software also installs a shell extension which helps you to add files and folders into the CoolKeys application in a breeze . You just need to right click a file from explorer and select ‘Create Coolkey…’ to get the job done.

The product information page:
http://www.simpletools.co.in/coolkeys.html



Brothersoft download link:
http://www.brothersoft.com/coolkeys-293657.html

Regards,
Joe
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 12:59:19 AM »

i've removed the download link as i think it would be better for people to download it directly from the site.
are you the programmer?
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 03:06:29 AM »

yup. I am one of the programmers  cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 03:15:16 AM »

nice to meet you, welcome to the site  thumbs up
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 12:05:12 AM »

replies and suggestions are welcome  smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 05:22:03 AM »

It seems to work quite well for what it does. The Create Coolkey context menu item is nice.  thumbs up

But it's a hotkey editor, not a  mouse replacement and should be marketed as such. How do you show the Coolkeys interface or delete a key entry without using a mouse?

The two perennial problems with hotkeys are:

  • Remembering them all
  • Picking one that isn't already assigned

It would help both if there was a coolkey action that popped up a menu of actions that could be triggered by the next key. If it had that, it would definitely be a keeper!  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 09:59:28 PM »

It would help both if there was a coolkey action that popped up a menu of actions that could be triggered by the next key. If it had that, it would definitely be a keeper!

I'm intrigued by this statement. Do you mean that when I press, say, the Ctrl key, then this hypothetical feature would pop-up a listing of all the hotkeys beginning with Ctrl? And the same presumably for the Winkey, the Alt key, and combinations thereof as long as no actual full hotkey sequence is pressed? I think that would be a neat utility in its own right.

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