HawKeys requires .NET 2.0 and shoud work on Windows XP SP3 and later.
From the Microsoft Store (Windows 10 Recommended)
HawKeys is now available on the Microsoft Store.
- Get the latest version from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/hawkeys/9nh9633zwkbp
- Run HawKeys from your Start Menu
Regular Installation (Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8.1 / 10)
- Download the latest HawKeysBinaries zip file from https://github.com/jonthysell/HawKeys/releases/latest
- Extract the zip file
- Double-click HawKeys.exe
You should now see HawKeys running. As long as the app is running, you'll have access to the new hotkeys throughout Windows. At any point you can minimize the app to your system tray if you prefer to have it run out of the way.
If you're familliar with the popular automation tool AutoHotKey, HawKeys is also provided as an ahk script.
- Download the AutoHotKey Installer from https://www.autohotkey.com/download/
- Run the installer, and be sure to install the Unicode (not ANSI) version
- Download the latest HawKeys ahk file from https://github.com/jonthysell/HawKeys/releases/latest
- Double-click HawKeys.ahk
You should now see AutoHotKey running the HawKeys script in your system tray.
Hot Key Usage
With HawKeys running, you now have access to the following hot keys:
|Alt + '||ʻ|
|Alt + a||ā|
|Alt + Shift + a||Ā|
|Alt + e||ē|
|Alt + Shift + e||Ē|
|Alt + i||ī|
|Alt + Shift + i||Ī|
|Alt + o||ō|
|Alt + Shift + o||Ō|
|Alt + u||ū|
|Alt + Shift + u||Ū|
HawKeys is open-source under the MIT license.
HawKeys Copyright (c) 2018-2019 Jon Thysell