a windows hotkey shotcut program written in python(wxpython)
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A simple windows keyboard logger that helps your open a file/run a command with three hotkeys.

Download & Install

  1. Click the Download ZIP button on the right
  2. Unzip the qstart.zip
  3. Double click the run.exe (or run)


When started the application:

  1. Click the button beside Primary Key
  2. When Catch a Hotkey window popup, puress a hotkey and click OK
  3. The same way to set the Secondary Key as secondary hotkey
  4. Click the ... button
  5. The same way to set the Hotkey
  6. Set Name as an alias
  7. Select a file you want to open or input a command below
  8. Click OK

Then you could open the file/run the command you set by pressing Primary Key + Secondary Key + Hotkey on you keyboard

Note: You may get a Open File - Security Warning on startup. This is not a issue that I can solve. Sorry for that.


  1. clone source code:

    git clone https://github.com/TylerTemp/qstart.git
  2. install python3 or python2.7+ at http://python.org

  3. install wxpython_phoenix:

    pip install -U --pre -f http://wxpython.org/Phoenix/snapshot-builds/ wxPython_Phoenix --trusted-host wxpython.org

    if you use python2 and prefer classic wxpython you can get it from: http://www.wxpython.org/download.php

  4. install pywin32 lib. Get it from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pywin32/files/pywin32/Build%20219/. Note that you need to choose one that fit your system & your python version.

  5. pyHook.

    for python2: First you need to install wheel:

    pip install wheel

    Then Downland a .whl from http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#pyhook and install by

    pip install path/to/file.whl

    for python3 please check here: https://github.com/Answeror/pyhook_py3k.git

Now you can run it by

python run.py


for compiling to exe you can install pyinstaller

pip install pyinstaller

and compile it by

pyinstaller --onefile --windowed --icon=src\img\exe.ico -F run.py

and copy dist\run.exe to root dir

copy dist\run.exe .\