KeyCue helps you to use your Mac OS X applications more effectively. Just hold down the Command key for a while - KeyCue comes to help and shows a table of all currently available keyboard shortcuts. When you have found the desired shortcut in the KeyCue table, just type it and continue working as usual. The KeyCue window will disappear automatically. 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 become a power user of your favorite applications, working much more efficiently. Themes let you customize KeyCue's look as you wish. You can even build your own themes. You can also search for commands and shortcuts.
What is new in this release:
- New Tioga theme with light text on dark background.
- New version of the Tenaya theme, now with Apple's UI font on Yosemite and newer.
- KeyCue now uses BBEdit instead of TextWrangler as the default editor for theme definitions.
- Optimization of internal Trigger/Action representation, in preparation for future extensions.
- KeyCue now always creates the template URL file if it does not exist.
- Faster drawing of themes with gradients.
- Avoids unwanted invocation when modifier keys are pressed while moving the mouse.
- Fixes an inconsistency in the sort order of themes when multiple theme names begin with the same word.
- Cleaned up relics of previous French and German localizations.
- Fixes an error that caused update checks via the menu bar icon to fail.
- Fixes an update problem when a previous version of KeyCue was installed in a folder that no longer exists.
- Fixes a potential memory leak.
- Internal cleanup of gradient-related code that is no longer needed.
What is new in version 8.5:
- Internal optimization speeds up background activities and reduces memory allocation.
- Internal cleanup reduces memory footprint of KeyCue.
- Works around an issue that resulted in missing menu shortcuts for FileMaker Pro 16.
What is new in version 8.4:
- Custom entries can now override existing items (for fixing items that were not correctly identified).
- In the URL collection, KeyCue can now handle non-standard URLs with characters outside the ASCII character set.
- Fixes a problem that resulted in an empty table when duplicate shortcuts were omitted by custom entries.
- Fixes a problem where KeyCue failed to recognize the current keyboard on Sierra.
- On macOS Sierra, KeyCue no longer supports command click triggers on the menu bar icon, since menu icons can be moved with command-clicks.
- Works around a problem with missing menu shortcuts in Dorico.
- Works around a rare crash when checking for a newer version.
- Avoids delays caused by repeated updates of the "start at login" setting in certain situations.
What is new in version 8.3:
- It is now possible to swap the order of the recent and favorite sections in KeyCue's table of PopChar characters.
- The legend now also explains the symbols for the return and enter keys.
- Works around an issue that resulted in missing menu shortcuts for FileMaker Pro 14 and 15.
- Fixes a problem with certain characters missing from KeyCue's table of PopChar characters.
- Works around a problem where "combining" characters from KeyCue's PopChar table could not be inserted in documents.
- Fixes an problem in KeyCue's settings window, where certain changes to PopChar actions were not permanently saved.
- Fixes an issue that sometimes resulted in a "handsfree table" even when handsfree mode was not enabled.
- Fixes a cosmetic problem with keyboard symbols that were shown in an inappropriate font.
- Fixes a lowercase/uppercase mix in the French version of the legend.
- Fixes a problem with KeyCue's Typinator integration, where input forms triggered by Typinator expansions were blocked by the KeyCue table.
What is new in version 8.2:
- Integration with PopChar: KeyCue can show recently used and favorite characters from PopChar and inserts them with a click (requires PopChar 7.5 or newer).
- KeyCue launches faster when a different version was installed previously.
- Works around a delay after confirming changes in KeyCue's settings.
- Significantly reduces the space occupied by KeyCue's internal icon cache.
- When Typinator or PopChar are not available, the message in the Setting window contains a clickable link to the product page.
- Fixes overlapping text items in the About tab of the Settings window.
- Works around an issue with Audacity, where KeyCue could not detect certain shortcuts.
- Fixes a rare issue that could cause unwanted application switches after selecting an item from the KeyCue table.
- Prevents a rare problem that could cause the installer to launch twice when installing an update.
- Improved technique for removing relics of previous updates.
- Works around situations in which KeyCue actions were triggered after space navigation with the ctrl key combinations.
- Fixes a problem where certain actions were triggered although the required key combinations were no longer pressed.
What is new in version 8.1:
- Integration with Typinator: KeyCue can now show items from Typinator sets and invoke them with a click (requires Typinator 6.9 or newer).
- Restores the "walking line" feedback during menu scanning.
- KeyCue now ignores Keyboard Maestro and iKey macro groups whose names end with a minus sign.
- Improves readability of the "kind" pop-up in the Custom list.
- Improved technique for locating the configuration file for the URL collection now supports aliases.
- When a new version is available, the message in the Preferences window now also informs about the current version.
- Fixes an installation problem during an update when the previous version had been moved to the trash.
- Fixes a truncated button label in the German localization of the Settings window.
- Fixes a problem that caused display of incorrect modifier keys in the pop-up menu for custom shortcuts.
- Works around an incompatibility with Reaper.
What is new in version 8.0.1:
- Works around a problem where some menu commands of Mail were not shown when certain Mail extensions were installed.
- Fixes an issue where mouse movement unexpectedly caused KeyCue's shortcut table to close in certain rare situations.
- Fixes a problem that caused the KeyCue shortcut table to stay open after invoking a shortcut.
What is new in version 8.0:
- New "URL collection" table for frequently visited web pages, e-mail addresses and similar links.
- Flexible definitions of multiple triggers and actions.
- Keyboard triggers can now include the "fn" key.
- Hands-free mode can be specified separately for each trigger.
- Quick access to the settings window with a user-definable trigger.
- Definable actions for right-clicking the menu bar icon.
- Different actions for clicking the menu bar icon with combinations of modifier keys.
- Height of the Settings window can be increased to show more items in the trigger and custom lists.
- On El Capitan, KeyCue's Tenaya theme now uses the new default system font.
- Tenaya is now the default theme for users who run KeyCue the first time on Yosemite and El Capitan.
- More tolerant treatment of dashes in license key.
- Mouse movement no longer cancels the display.
- Shortcuts appear significantly faster in situations when long items need to be truncated.
- The legend at the bottom of the table now always contains all menu modifiers (command, option, shift and ctrl).
- When more than one macro tool (Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys, iKey) is active, KeyCue now shows the macros of all active macro tools (instead of just one).
- The installer now shows a clearer warning when the version to be installed is not covered by the current license.
- Silent installation without audible feedback.
- The installer now automatically quits after successful installation.
- Improves collection of menu items in Mail with certain Mail extensions.
- Works around a situation in which a new version could not be installed because an active older version would not quit.
- Works around a problem where the built-in installer got confused when a previous version of KeyCue had been moved to the trash.
- Fixes a problem where KeyCue could not detect shortcuts in Papyrus Autor after longer usage.
- Works around an issue that caused checks for new versions to fail on El Capitan.
- Fixes a truncated button title in the "What's New" window.
- Fixes a problem that caused shortcuts to be missing in Logic Pro.
- More robust handling of rare cases in which update checks failed.
- Fixes a problem where KeyCue could not find the contents of certain menus in Mailplane after switching back and forth between applications.
What is new in version 7.5:
- In custom shortcut lists, it is now possible to omit known keyboard shortcuts.
- When a new version is available, you can now check the new features before downloading the new version.
- When the "alt" key of the attached keyboard has the label "option", KeyCue now attempts to use that label in the legend.
- Internal updates to new library functions.
- Internal improvements in the implementation of update checking.
- Built-in installer adapted to new functions and appearance of Yosemite.
- Works around an occasional installation problem when the target folder was not writable.
- The installer now helps with purchasing and updating licenses when the current license does not cover the new version.
- Fixes a confusing message when a new version is available.
- KeyCue now disables itself in JRiver Media Center 20, in order to avoid severe issues with the non-standard menu implementation of Media Center.
- Improved handling of the custom shortcuts for KeyCue's Settings and Find Shortcuts.
- Fixes cases where the return key was shown with a color emoji character in some themes.
- Fixes a cosmetic issue with the help button in the Settings window.
What is new in version 7.4.1:
- When a new version is available, KeyCue now shows a message that tells whether the new version is free.
- The Registration pane of the settings window now contains information about the issue date of the registered license key.
- Works around a potential alignment issue when displaying the shortcut table for certain applications.
What is new in version 7.3:
- KeyCue can now learn menu shortcuts of certain applications with non-standard menu implementations (such as Eclipse and all JetBrains products).
- KeyCue now comes with a new built-in theme "Tenaya" that matches the new user interface style of Yosemite.
- Improved visibility of the KeyCue icon against Yosemite's dark menu background.
- When clicked, the menu icon now shows the correct background on all system versions and appearance variants.
- Works around a problem where KeyCue could not show the shortcuts when its "Hide" checkbox was turned on in the login item list.
- Another attempt to work around an issue caused by incorrect menu implementations in JetBrains products.
- Fixes a problem where explicit font size specifications were sometimes ignored in custom themes.
- Improved handling of low-level issues in library components helps to avoid crashes in some system configurations.
- Fixes a problem that caused the search field to appear in a wrong position on certain multi-monitor configurations.
- Fixes a cosmetic problem that resulted in a leftover magnifier icon on the screen after dismissing the shortcut table.