Customisable hotkeys for basic browser actions.

What is Hotkeys?
"Hotkeys" is a Chrome extension that provides users with the ability to personalise their own shortcuts for basic browser actions. For usage, it requires new or reloaded tabs and must be web pages. Despite certain limitations due to its JavaScript-based operation, Hotkeys offers users a freedom to change hotkeys and provides a blocklist option for advanced users. Developer credits go to Gamer's Control, shortcut.js, and keycode.js.
By: owq
Users: 4,000+
Rating: 2.93 (68)
Version: 0.21 (Last updated: 2021-05-05)
Creation date: 2013-06-29
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 99.52K
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HOW TO USE: After installation, works only in NEW or RELOADED tabs. Those tabs must be WEB PAGES too. Click on the icon in location bar to disable/enable for a page. To change options, go to Extensions and click on Options for this extension. Or right-click on icon(if present) in location bar and click Options.

LIMITATIONS: This extension works by plugging JavaScript into pages you load. As such, it cannot change system settings like disabling default hotkeys of Chrome. It also works only when you are in tabs with actual web pages, and not every web page works (see your luck :P). Finally, some shortcut combinations may not work. Right now, these are limitations that cannot be overcome.

CHANGES: 0.13 had a bug with saving options. Fixed now. 0.14 had some options not working. Fixed now. 0.20 change the way the blocklist works Recent changes made because Google required developers to make some changes. As it has been so long since I worked on extensions, I might miss out some things. I won't be maintaining this extension much, though. 0.21 remove host permission


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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Can customize keyboard shortcuts
  • Ability to disable space scrolling
  • Useful for navigating and closing tabs
  • Not user-friendly
  • Doesn't work for some users
  • Inability to disable specific hotkeys
  • Flawed default hotkeys
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work
  • Useless
  • Inability to disable specific hotkeys
  • Customizing keyboard shortcuts
  • Closing tabs
Recent reviews
Нельзя убрать горячие клавиши
by Алексей Т Алексей Т, 2024-04-12

Doesn't work
by Simple Guy Simple Guy, 2024-04-08

dosent work the menu dosent open for the extension
by Uzaair Saad Uzaair Saad, 2024-01-04
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Risk impact

Hotkeys is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Hotkeys has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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