Xkeys
Xkeys
1.1.1

4.3

Xkeys free download for Mac

Xkeys

1.1.1
25 September 2003

Launch applications/open files with Fkeys.

Overview

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 in Xkeys

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.

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Michael
19 March 2003

Most helpful

Very simple and easy to use, and does exactly what it says. Not a bad deal, and best of all, it is FREE!
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Version 1.0.1
Sjj-public
31 January 2006
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
Anonymous
05 November 2005
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
Gbreed
30 October 2005
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
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
30 October 2005
Try the manual install version at http://www.zarkonnen.com/downloads/XkeysDIY-111-ppc.sit .
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
27 October 2005
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
1 answer(s)
David Stark
David Stark
28 October 2005
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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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
27 October 2005
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
08 May 2005
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
Anonymous
24 April 2005
GREAT!
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Version 1.1.1
10 January 2005
THANKS,,how I missed those hot keys. seems to work great with Panther 10.3.7
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
02 March 2004
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
Ruflin
18 December 2003
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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  • PPC 32
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