FastKeys: Customizable Automation Software To Do Almost Anything [Windows]

Dave LeClair 10-03-2013

Are you a Windows user looking for a way to automate all kinds of processes and tasks? Are you a Windows 8 user looking for a handy replacement for the missing Start menu? If so, you should have a look at the handy piece of Windows software called FastKeys. It offers a deep level of customization that will allow you to automate all kinds of tasks as well as bring back some of the options that used to reside in the Start menu of Windows.


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The context menu offers some really useful options by default. Users can launch popular websites like Google, Facebook, YouTube, and more. It also has links to My Documents, Desktop and other important folders on a PC. It even serves as a place to get access to options to shut down or restart your computer. To open the context menu, users simply move their mouse cursor to the top edge of the screen.


I mentioned that this app is customizable, and it most certainly is. Almost any task you can think of can be added. Any program you want to be able to launch quickly can be added to the menu from the settings. FastKeys also offers all kinds of shortcuts that allow users to perform certain task quickly.

It even offers options for text shortcuts, so you can type something like “FYI” and have the app automatically expand that to “For your Information.” This can save valuable typing time.



  • Automate all kinds of tasks.
  • Open websites quickly.
  • Text shortcuts.
  • Keyboard shortcuts to launch tasks.
  • Replaces Start menu.

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  1. Tom
    March 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks, I tried it and I REALLY like it! Specially opening the menu by moving to top edge. Very slick and funny - what a great idea!

    I wonder why nobody thought of this before.