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Features for hotkey support

Carsten Franke
99 discussion posts
Hi Jon,

I'm suprised that I'm not allowed to delete predefined hotkeys. I didn't expect that it's a problem to edit/delete them. I was able to disable them but this wasn't that funny...
And it's not possible to edit the name of a custom hotkey.

Feature idea: have you ever used message filter in Outlook? They create a filter description like "Every mail which contains XML in subject will be marked as junk and moved to folder Trash" Couldn't you create something like this for the name of a hotkey? This would be so cooool.

Edit: it would be nice to have the possibility to switch the current background image(s) by hotkey. This should be a Pro feature which is activated if "Change image using a timer" is activated only.

Thanks for reading this post and present me the Pro version.
Feb 5, 2008  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
Hi Carsten,
Let me go through your points, I hope I can answer them all:

1. You aren't able to delete the preset hotkeys because they are kind of static, always there... for now disabling them is the only option
2. Not being able to rename hotkeys was a terrible oversight on my part and this is corrected in the next version
3. I played around with this idea, but the resulting string was often very, very large so I'm just relying on people to name their own hotkeys for now
4. I added 2 new system tray menu items for Pro users that are using the background image switching so they can either goto the next image or "freeze" the current one if they really like it

I hope I provided everything you are looking for, but if not just let me know.

Feb 7, 2008  • #2
Carsten Franke
99 discussion posts
Good morning,

1. No problem, I would say it's just not that common behaviour.
2. Great!
3. You are right, everyone should be intelligent enough to name hotkeys himself.
4. Menu items only and no hotkeys yet?

5. I've created two new hotkeys yesterday and disabled every predefined hotkey (used two screens)
At home I'm using the laptop alone and all my changes were lost. My hope to find them again today with my two screens in front failed. There seems to be another bug.

Have fun and thanks for your quick replies,
Feb 7, 2008  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
You lost your custom hotkeys? Very strange. At any point did you enter an invalid license key? If so this will cause your custom hotkeys to be erased, as the free version doesn't support them.
Feb 8, 2008  • #4
Carsten Franke
99 discussion posts
No I haven't done anything like this. Let's ignore this issue if I'm the only one who experienced this problem.

I've re-created my two custom hotkeys. Let's see how long they will remain.

Feb 8, 2008  • #5
1 discussion post
I just want to second the request for being able to change the background images via hot key to the next image when using the timer. Would be nice to have a hot key for each monitor.

Don't let the request for features fool you, I really like the program. I mainly purchased it for the ability to move windows from one monitor to the other with hotkey. The background images on timer is just a nice bonus.
Mar 23, 2008  • #6
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
Thanks for the feedback. I have been thinking about a hotkey for changing to the next random image, but haven't figured out the best way to implement it yet. Just an FYI: instead of using the hotkeys to move windows between monitors, you can also click and drag a maximized window's title bar and drag it to the desired monitor.

Mar 24, 2008  • #7
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