Hotkey Utility is a lightweight Windows utility built specifically for helping users assign a set of key combinations in order to open their favorite documents, websites, games, audio applications, or any programs installed on the computer.

The tool improves your work productivity, as it allows you run a program without having to look for the directory where the app is stored.

Hotkey Utility automatically monitors the keyboard and when it recognizes the set of predefined key combinations, it launches the application. For example, if users set the combination keys to “instantshutdown,” the utility automatically shuts down the computer.

The program gives users the possibility to specify the hotkey, and define the action to be performed, such as open URLs, hide, close, minimize, or maximize windows, and restart or power off the computer.

What’s more, you can change the look of the application by selecting from various colors, and delete the selected hotkeys from the list or add new ones. Since there aren’t many configuration settings, even rookies can master the entire process with minimum effort.

During our testing we have noticed that the tool carries out a task very quickly and without errors throughout the entire process. As it would be expected from such a small utility, it leaves a minimal footprint on system resources, so the overall performance of the computer is not hampered.

All things considered, Hotkey Utility combines ease of use with functionality for helping you run applications or websites using hotkeys. Thanks to its intuitive layout and handy set of parameters, it is suitable for beginners and professional alike.