Date: Thursday, November 12th, 2003
Article by: Roger (Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Stardock
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PRODUCT FEATURES & WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
Another way to assign a hotkey is to click Add Action. From there, you have several different options.
From the Configure Link Action screen, you can either browse to the application you want to configure, or if the app is already open, just click and drag the bulls eye over it. If you are configuring an URL, type it into the "Arguments for programs" field. You can also add a specific folder in this field, if you are setting up a hotkey for Windows Explorer. It is nice being able to quickly open up Windows Explorer to different folders using various shortcuts.
Next up, we have the Clipboard Snippet action. I was really hyped about this option. I do a lot of graphic design as well as web design, and this option will save me a lot of time.
I copied the TweakNews logo into the clipboard and as you can see from this screenshot, it is very easy to update your choice. You simply have to click the Capture New Clipboard Contents button, and voila (that's French), you have an updated entry.
I was disappointed with the results however. Well, not completely, but enough to make me frown. The option seemed to work fine in certain applications, however when copying graphics, it was a little flaky in Photoshop. For one, it would not paste unless you created a new layer and then used your hotkey. And then, it seemed to have some issues with transparency. I copied the TweakNews logo which I use in all of my screenshots. The background is transparent, and so I selected only the image. The first paste using the hotkey always works great. However, each addition paste has a white background. This does not save me any time.
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