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Xkeys allows you to launch applications and open files and folders just by pressing a function key. Function keys can have submenus, duplicating the functionality of Fkey Expander. It can also be put on standby with a keystroke.

The ability of function keys to launch things is a feature of OS 9 that has been dropped in Mac OS X for some reason. Xkeys brings it back and combines it with the functionality of the Fkey Expander.

What's New

Version 1.1.1 adds the following:
  • Fixed a possible crash during startup.
  • Fixed a problem where some Apple Scripts could not be executed by Xkeys.
  • Re-enabled the F15 key.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.2 or later

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I read the review saying the installer didn't work with Tiger. There is a manual install option available on the web site if the installer isn't working - I installed prior to Tiger, I believe, so I'm not sure if the Installer works. Anyway, It seems to work fine in Tiger (I'm using 10.4.4). I hope we'll see an update making it a universal binary, and I'd really like to see this freeware open sourced.

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Version 1.1.1
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So, whenever I hit apple+f13 to pause iTunes via Synergy I get the following error. (I will send via email as well)

"An exception of class OutOfBoundsException was not handled. The application must shut down."

Then all my hot keys become unavailable. :s

Love the app though. Very handy.

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Version 1.1.1
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Gbreed
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It look like xKeys will not install on Tiger. Everytime i have tried to install I recieve an error message. " Open Failed Couldn;t open install Xkeys. pkg. Anyone have a fix

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Version 1.1.1
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Anonymous
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Try the manual install version at http://www.zarkonnen.com/downloads/XkeysDIY-111-ppc.sit .

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Anonymous
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Today I saw a posting of v. 1.1.1 on MacUpdate (suggesting this is an update), stating 10.3 as a requirement.
I checked my system, and according to the splash screen I've apparently been running 1.1.1 for almost half a year already, and what's more, on 10.2.8!
What gives?
Just a little exposure?
Fine with me, but I don't see the incentive...

BTW: fine little piece of work!

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Version 1.1.1
David Stark (Developer)
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Re: The new listing.
I have no idea why MacUpdate chose to re-list Xkeys. It certainly hasn't been updated any time recently. Not that I mind the extra attention it's been getting.
And one day I *will* update it.

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Anonymous
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realy great app !
like it !
im back in a day of OS 9

thx for it

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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Absolutely awesome. I could not live without it. It would also be fantastic if it had built in support for typing a few lines of text by pressing a function key too.

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Version 1.1.1
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Anonymous
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GREAT!

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Version 1.1.1
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THANKS,,how I missed those hot keys.
seems to work great with Panther 10.3.7

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Version 1.1.1
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I had to search for it to find out where the silly thing was installed. Turns out it installs in the Utilities folder. Would of done much better to make it a System Preference.

In any case, it couldn't properly launch my AppleScripts for some reason. So I trashed it.

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Version 1.1.1
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Ruflin
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I've installed MacOS X 10.3.2. Now it works again. I'm really happy about this fact.

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Version 1.1.1
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Downloads 31,888
Version Downloads 8,395
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 25 Sep 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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