okay, that's interesting about PowerPro. i'll try it out tomorrow. i wonder if it requires tray icons being visible (i.e. not hidden in the tray).
We really are thinking along the same lines; after I logged off, I began to wonder about that. Vista Home Premium hides buttons if you don't use them. You can tell it to keep them visible, but control isn't as powerful as I'd like. I've also found that it occasionally misses things in the start-up list, probably because start-up is trying to do too many things at once. Missing buttons would put the rest in the wrong order, with undefined results.
HokeyP does have the mouse button control i was after - it just wasn't obvious as it doesn't appear to recognise my netbooks left mouse/pad button (it does recognise left and right buttons together though).
What would happen if you used mouser's TapTap Hotkey Extender
that allows you to define things like a double tap on the right shift key, and remap them to keys you really want?
i'm finding HotkeyP to be quite impressive (it does help reading the help file i suppose).
I could have done with a better Help file and some examples myself, but at least a Help file exists. Also, HotKeyP has been mentioned on DC before, so users are around to be consulted.
you can give it a set of commands in a list form and it will step through them with each hotkey press - so, that's a single specific hotkey to traverse a list of commands. not sure if it's useful but i find that interesting.
That presumably means that you don't need as many hotkeys to perform an action as you otherwise would, so saving them for other uses, and also reducing memory strain