Everyone knows that most Windows programs, as well as Windows itself, have loads of built-in shortcut keys. But we also know that learning all the meaningless key combinations is too hard, so we all stick with the menus. Wouldn't it be good if there was a program which, when it noticed you clicking the File menu and then selecting Open, popped up an unobtrusive hint that, in future, you might like to simply press Ctrl-O instead?
If such a feature sounds handy to you, then you'll be interested in a program called Key Rocket.
You'll find the program at http://www.veodin.com/keyrocket/ and you'll need to start by downloading the free installer. It's around 0.5 MB, and malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust. The installer will then download another 12 MB or so (also safe, according to my own tests), after which you'll be ready to go.
Just carry on using your PC as normal. After a while, the program will learn your behaviour and start to pop up hints. If you don't want them, just ignore them and they'll fade away after a few seconds.
Key Rocket is really aimed at the corporate market, and its price reflects that. The full version, which you get to use for 5 days after installation, works with Windows and all of the Microsoft Office apps. Plus Visual Studio. After the trial period ends, and assuming you don't want to register and pay the full $100 price, it only works with Windows and with one other Office program of your choice. Not as good as the full product, but still worth having, especially if you spend most of your time with MS Office using just one of the programs in the suite.
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