KeyCue gets an optional legend for keyboard symbols


Hagenberg, Austria: June 28, 2011 — Ergonis Software today released KeyCue 5.3, a new release of the company's popular keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. KeyCue is quite a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. Whenever the command key is kept pressed for a while, KeyCue displays a table with all keyboard shortcuts available in the currently active application.

The newest version adds an optional legend that explains the meaning of keyboard symbols used in the shortcut table. KeyCue uses the same key symbols that are used throughout Mac OS X, but some of these are obscure and need an explanation - especially for users who are new to the Mac. Switchers will therefore particularly appreciate the new legend. Like the shortcut table itself, the legend is compact and context-sensitive; it displays only those key symbols that appear in the shortcut table right now.

Furthermore, KeyCue 5.3 disables itself in Screen Sharing in order not to interfere with a copy of KeyCue running on the remote Mac. The new version also increases compatibility with iKey, Eclipse, iChat and other third-party applications, and it improves overall performance, particularly during collection of complex menu structures and in cases when KeyCue is invoked multiple times in a row.

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 display an instant overview of currently available keyboard shortcuts – application-specific menu shortcuts as well as system-wide hotkeys. 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 5.3 requires Mac OS X version 10.4 or newer. Mac OS X 10.6 or newer is recommended. KeyCue 5.3 is a recommended update for everyone running on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

KeyCue can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to KeyCue 5.3 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, see the company's web site.

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.

About Ergonis Software

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.


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