Dan Frakes, MacWorld You may not have searched for a utility that does what KeyCue does, but after using it, you'll probably wonder how you lived without it.
Jim Cole, Jacksonville, FL KeyCue is a fantastic product that has transformed the way I use my Mac. As a relatively new Mac user this has improved my productivity significantly!
I found excellent shortcuts with the very first key press. A great program. Thanks!
CO, USA I've only been using KeyCue for ten minutes and already I think it is one of the greatest little apps ever!
OR, USA This is a great teaching aid for anyone wanting to increase productivity. I've been looking for a product like this for quite some time.
Kelly Baker, MA, USA
KeyCue - find, remember, and learn keyboard shortcuts
Did you know that the average Mac OS X application has 40 to 80 menu shortcuts?
Menu shortcuts are supposed to provide quick access to frequently used menu commands. Honestly though, how many shortcut keys do you know by heart?
KeyCue helps you to use your Mac OS X applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts.
You no longer need to memorize and remember key combinations; just press the command key and KeyCue tells you what you want to know.
Over time, you will automatically remember frequently used shortcuts and start working more efficiently.
KeyCue gives you an instant overview of the overall functionality of any application, plus lets you automatically start working more efficiently by making use of menu shortcuts.
Adjust KeyCue's look as you wish with fully customizable themes.
Starting with version 7, KeyCue offers new themes that make the KeyCue shortcut table easier to overview and navigate.
And if you still want to have some different look, you can customize the existing themes or build your own themes to adjust the appearance of KeyCue as you wish.
KeyCue 7 comes with 8 amazing new themes pre-installed - further themes as well as a detailed description how to customize and build own themes can be downloaded from our Download Extras page.
Explore your programs' functionality the easy way!
Looking for a particular command and/or corresponding shortcut? KeyCue 7 lets you search for commands and shortcuts.
Just move the mouse pointer into the legend at the bottom of the shortcut table and it turns into a search field. Starting with version 7.1, you can enter the search field also with a shortcut. Enter a search term and KeyCue highlights all matching items.
Reveal hidden keyboard shortcuts with KeyCue.
More than 800 extra shortcuts for InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, ProTools, Sibelius, and other products avaiable.
Besides regular shortcuts shown in menus, many applications offer further hidden shortcuts that are listed only in help documents or printed manuals.
To reveal these hidden commands, KeyCue supports user-definable custom shortcut descriptions. KeyCue merges the additional shortcut descriptions with the shortcuts found in the menus to show the most comprehensive keyboard shortcuts cheat sheet ever.
You can import and export these custom shortcut descriptions or even plain text files with command names to use them on multiple Macs or share them with other KeyCue users.
Starting with KeyCue 7, custom shortcuts can have arbitrary textual descriptions. Furthermore, even clicks and other gestures with modifier keys can now be included as custom shortcuts.
We are also offering extended shortcut descriptions for Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, as well as for universal text editing and navigation shortcuts. The picture above shows 150 additional shortcuts for Adobe InDesign that were not listed in the KeyCue table until now. You can download the description files from our Download Extras web page and import them into KeyCue with just a double-click.
We will publish more shortcut description files in the future to further increase KeyCue's versatility. If you have compiled shortcut descriptions that you are willing to share with the KeyCue community, please let us know, and we'll be happy to add them to our Download Extras page.
Features, Installation, Requirements
For more information on how to use your keyboard shortcuts more efficiently,visit the Features page
- Get an instant overview of all menu shortcuts in any application.
- Simple to use: just press the command key to see the menu shortcut table
- Themes for customizing the appearance of the shortcut table
- Search for commands and shortcuts
- User-definable custom shortcut descriptions reveal hidden keyboard shortcuts.
- Accessible via menu bar icon.
- Clickable shortcuts let you execute any shortcut instantly by clicking it.
- System-wide hotkeys made visible.
- Legend for keyboard symbols.
- Instant access to the KeyCue settings and the search feature by means of extra keyboard shortcuts.
- Configurable settings for activation.
- Shows Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys, and iKey shortcuts.
- Several options for adapting the behavior and appearance of KeyCue to your liking.
To install KeyCue, download it from our downloads page. KeyCue is distributed as a Mac OS X disk image (DMG). Once you have mounted the disk image, simply double-click the KeyCue icon to install and launch KeyCue.
As long as you do not have a license key, KeyCue operates in trial mode.
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