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KeyCue

Version 10.1

Displays all menu shortcut commands.

4.1
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KeyCue overview

KeyCue has always been a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, KeyCue displays a table with all available keyboard shortcuts, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKey. But KeyCue contains a bunch of new features that take KeyCue to a whole new level. Gone are the days when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.

KeyCue offers a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.

A completely new action that can be assigned to a trigger is to show a collection of your frequently used URLs. Simply define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred triggers, and you are ready to use KeyCue for quickly showing a table of your URLs and invoking them with a single click. The mechanism has been designed in a flexible way to support further extensions in the future. So the URL collection is just the beginning of other actions that will be included in future versions of KeyCue.

  • See. View available keyboard shortcuts based on application by pressing the Command key.
  • Do. Simply type out the desired shortcut upon finding the appropriate action.
  • Learn. Develop into an efficient power user by remembering repeated shortcuts or discovering previously unknown actions.

What’s new in version 10.1

Updated on Jun 08 2022

  • Support for the new Emojis in Unicode 14.0 (requires macOS 12.3 or newer).
  • Improved handling of internal scripts in certain corner cases.
  • Added a missing text item in the French localization.
  • Fixes the problem that the [ and ] keys could not be assigned as shortcuts.
  • Works around a problem that could cause a crash when KeyCue tried to display information about a new version.
  • Fixes a missing word in the German launch information about how to assign keyboard shortcuts to menu commands.
  • Fixes a potential issue in the handling of global hotkeys.
  • Works around a problem where repeated invocation of KeyCue in Zotero did not work.
  • Works around a problem where KeyCue could not access the menu items in TeXstudio.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

5.7 MB

Downloads

147252

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 7 2022
10.0
0.0
Jun 7 2022
0.0
Version: 10.0
v10.1 is out. "...Fixing a problem that the square bracket keys could not be assigned as shortcuts. It furthermore supports the new Emojis in Unicode 14.0 (requires macOS 12.3 or newer), and fixes a number of user-reported issues."
will-mardis
will-mardis
Jul 8 2021
9.10
0.0
Jul 8 2021
0.0
Version: 9.10
I use "Cheatsheet" (https://www.mediaatelier.com/CheatSheet/) which provides similar function and is free, totally free.
brinksbridge7
brinksbridge7
Mar 23 2021
9.9
1.0
Mar 23 2021
1.0
Version: 9.9
Am I the only one that thinks this app is utterly pointless??
mattcsbarry
mattcsbarry
Oct 22 2020
9.8
5.0
Oct 22 2020
5.0
Version: 9.8
I find KeyCue and PopChar to be very useful and user friendly. I appreciate the developer being proactive in updating their apps for the latest Mac OS. I realize that they don’t get compensated for their time and work on some of these updates. I also appreciate that they have not gone to subscription-based licensing, where the customer does not get a choice.
Krupnix
Krupnix
Aug 30 2019
9.4
5.0
Aug 30 2019
5.0
Version: 9.4
KeyCue is a great assistant. It will show you all shortcuts, shortcuts by modifier keys, and also gives you a search window for terms. It's customizable with themes (you can create your own too). The developer is excellent, friendly and very helpful.
GRme
GRme
Jan 13 2019
9.1
5.0
Jan 13 2019
5.0
Version: 9.1
You folks are GREAT, and so is your software! Too few people comment when positive comments are due. So right on to the Developers!!!
Frankdalian
Frankdalian
Aug 23 2018
9.0
5.0
Aug 23 2018
5.0
Version: 9.0
I have used this and PopCharacter since they were new. I loved them then, and I love them now.
Silwit
Silwit
Jun 6 2018
8.7
5.0
Jun 6 2018
5.0
Version: 8.7
Shortcuts make work go faster but I still can't remember them all after these many years. So KeyCue is essential for me... and, betcha, for many of us.
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Mar 27 2018
8.7
5.0
Mar 27 2018
5.0
Version: 8.7
Highly recommended for all users. Additional downloads for numerous apps such as Adobe and other apps means many of the apps many people use have KeyQue help screens available. All users should check out the additional downloads for app they're using. Recommended and rated 5 stars by a long time user w no association w product/company.
Youssef SALAMA-
Youssef SALAMA-
Dec 16 2017
8.6
5.0
Dec 16 2017
5.0
Version: 8.6
KeyCue is a very useful application to my Mac ... it allows me to easily find the Mac OSx system and other software installed. Really this application my help a lot .... the latest version is very fast with a beautiful design and a menu very clear and easy to use. Also it is compatible with High Seirra 10.13.2 and also fast on my Macbook Pro 13 (mid-2012) I highly recommend KeyCue and give it 5 stars
KemerT4250
KemerT4250
Apr 7 2016
8.0
5.0
Apr 7 2016
5.0
Version: 8.0
Learning the keyboard menu shortcuts are an essential skill for the Mac "power user." I have used KeyCue for many years, but after a while one learns the important shortcuts and it is easy to simply forget that this useful utility is installed. This latest version adds a very simple, but effective, feature that makes it more compelling: a simple click on the menu bar icon (by default, as this is configurable) opens a user-define window to select URLs. You may wonder what the big deal about opening URLs would be, as I'm sure you have your own bookmarks for web pages. You can also add both file: and mailto: URLs. Given this, you now have one place to store important links to things like online documentation, frequently used email addresses, and even local files. KeyCue 8 provides abundant features to customize behavior. I have read some complaints that accidentally pressing the ⌘ and ⌃ keys is a problem. Easily fixed: you can change the delay before activation or even change it so that you must press the key twice to activate. I have found KeyCue to be an elegant and unobtrusive utility. This latest version gives you one more reason to install it and to remember that it is there.
s51kuprel
s51kuprel
Apr 4 2016
8.0
5.0
Apr 4 2016
5.0
Version: 8.0
Great product -- always available by holding the Apple key. Great for reminders of Key shortcuts while in apps, without a reference to a written sheet or my memory. This is a must have in my mind for faster organized working. They have recently added URLs to the quick keys list though I have not tried them yet. Get it!
Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
Apr 3 2016
8.0
5.0
Apr 3 2016
5.0
Version: 8.0
I got KeyCue through a MacUpdate Promo last year, but never really used it. After installing version 8, I took the time to dig a little deeper into his functionalities and found out how great this app is. As opposite to, I guess, most users, KeyCue doesn’t serve me as something to learn and remember keyboard shortcuts, but instead as a faster way to get access to all of them by using simultaneously the mouse and the keyboard. I’ve even added my Mail Act-On rules (and I have a lot) to “My Shortcuts” and now I can use them all by tapping a single key.
Esky212
Esky212
Dec 11 2015
7.5
4.0
Dec 11 2015
4.0
Version: 7.5
Seems like the price doubled. I recently bought this app for 11 USD^^ Nice little helper though :-)
MacUpdate-Ishaq
MacUpdate-Ishaq
Oct 29 2015
7.5
0.0
Oct 29 2015
0.0
Version: 7.5
So few tasks on a Mac require actual point-and-click cursor behaviors, but for the uninitiated, navigating apps and OS X using only the keyboard is like learning a new language. Keyboard shortcuts can feel like secret codes, available only to true power users with enough time and knowhow to dance around their Mac without a mouse. KeyCue lifts the curtain on these shortcuts to reveal a world of efficiency and productivity that is literally right at your fingertips at all times. Trigger KeyCue from the menu bar or by holding the Command (⌘) key and a list of all available keyboard shortcuts is displayed; from this window, simply click the action or use the revealed keystrokes to have it performed. KeyCue’s list of shortcuts fades away as quickly as it appeared and you’re back to work in no time at all. KeyCue truly is an app that justifies its place on your Mac instantly. Within minutes of installing KeyCue, I was blown away by some of the things I had no idea I could do in apps that I thought I knew so well. By displaying both system-wide shortcuts *and* shortcuts that are specific to the app you are currently in side-by-side, KeyCue allows you to discover new shortcuts in oft-used apps and can introduce you to the functionality of a new app. Using KeyCue feels like a built-in guide for getting the most out of your Mac. And this is why KeyCue is such an essential utility: it’s perfect for new Mac users as it eases them into a world of productivity, but it’s even better for Mac veterans because it adds even more tools to their repertoire, revealing the easiest ways of using new apps, removing all guesswork.
retail094
retail094
Apr 22 2015
7.5
5.0
Apr 22 2015
5.0
Version: 7.5
Thank you for the recent update of Keycue. I appreciate your due diligence to improve an already great product. I use an audio editing app that has very few shortcuts. To activate commands requires the use of mouse and pull down menu actions. Using KeyCue, I have assigned shortcuts to my most commonly used commands. Now, I have a program that works at my speed. This is probably an obvious use for your product but it has really helped me in my work as an audio editor for my church.
IMRAN™
IMRAN™
Feb 15 2015
7.4.1
3.0
Feb 15 2015
3.0
Version: 7.4.1
I have owned this product for a long time and have probably used it less than half a dozen times. For that level of use it is way too expensive. The newest version is asking me for permissions I am not willing to give it:: "To use KeyCue. you need to allow KeyCue to control your computer. " Seriously? No, thanks. I will look up the shortcuts online or memorize them rather than give such unfettered access. Imran
stafmans
stafmans
Nov 2 2014
7.3
4.0
Nov 2 2014
4.0
Version: 7.3
Since last year I was using the free product Cheatsheet. I switched to Macs in 2007 but still miss the alt-... shortcut sytem of Windows (maybe it's not even there anymore ;-) and never really discovered the logic behind OSX shortcuts. So Cheatsheet helps out in cases, but it is not complete and I cannot add shortcuts, that I know are there, myself. So I looked further and found and tested KeyCue. It offers exactly the extra functionality I need and works the same pleasant way Cheatsheet does. As many people here state however I too believe this product is completely overpriced as a one-trick-pony app. I decided to go along with the pricing and bought a license, just because there is no comparable product and I gain a lot of productivity by being able to use shortcuts more easy and often. Would give a 5 star rating if the price was more fair.
Wts
Wts
Aug 17 2014
7.2
0.0
Aug 17 2014
0.0
Version: 7.2
Well, after ++++ years using Mac's still can't remember those symbols for control and option. Hope KeyCue gives me the cue. Actually, Apple keyboards should print those stupid symbols right on the keyboard just as they show on the Command key. Maybe i'll do it my self with a marker pen.
Franko
Franko
May 27 2014
7.2
0.0
May 27 2014
0.0
Version: 7.2
Laugh at me all you want (or roll your eyes, your pick ;) but I...cannot...get...the..damn..modifier key symbols, especially Control and Alt, memorized! KeyCue to the rescue each and every time and for me, worth every penny.
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