Chris Knight - Acutus Trading Ltd.
KeyCue 4.3 offers user-configurable activation and other improvements
November 19, 2008 in Utility
[prMac.com] Hagenberg, Austria - Ergonis Software today announced KeyCue(TM) 4.3, the company's popular keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. In the new version, the keyboard combination used for activating KeyCue can be configured in a flexible way. This assures that KeyCue will no longer inadvertently come up just because you pressed the command key a little bit too long. KeyCue 4.3 also allows to display menu shortcuts and Keyboard Maestro macros together in a single table and includes a new technique for flexible adaptation to peculiarities of certain applications.
"When we initially designed KeyCue, we found that the command key was the proper activation key for KeyCue, since this is also the key used to trigger menu shortcuts. But since keyboard shortcuts became more and more popular, many applications use other modifier keys for keyboard shortcuts nowadays. After we had added support for Keyboard Maestro in KeyCue 4.2, we were finally convinced that one hard-wired activation key would no longer be flexible enough for the different needs of our customers. The new version therefore supports configurable key combinations, including a quick 'double tap' of a single modifier key."
The productivity paradox of keyboard shortcuts is that shortcuts were designed to increase productivity. However, productivity actually decreases when applications provide large numbers of shortcuts, in particular when the shortcuts are defined inconsistently across applications. KeyCue's elegantly simple solution is to detect and display an instant overview of all shortcuts, i.e., the overall functionality of any application. Over time, KeyCue users will automatically remember frequently used shortcuts and start working more efficiently.
KeyCue has already received many awards, including a 4.5-Mice award from MacWorld magazine.
Availability and Ordering:
KeyCue 4.3 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
KeyCue can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to KeyCue 4.3 is free for anyone who has purchased KeyCue in the last 2 years. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, visit the Ergonis Software's website. An Online press kit, including screenshots, is available on the Ergonis Software website.
Instead of purchasing KeyCue by itself, customers can get the Macility Productivity Bundle that also contains two of the company's other productivity tools, PopChar X and Typinator. The pricing of the Productivity Bundle represents a saving of more than 35% over the separate purchase of its components. More information about the Productivity Bundle can be found at the Ergonis Software's website.
Ergonis Software develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users. Ergonis Software, a privately held company founded in 2002, is headquartered in Hagenberg, Austria. Ergonis, Macility and KeyCue are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Ergonis Software GmbH. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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