iKey Main Shortcut Window 
From the main window, you also have access to iKey preferences pane. 
As shown in the figure on the left, the shortcut 
window contains four main fields: Name, Commands, 
Hot Key, and Contexts. The hotkey feature is hidden 
in the developer's image I've shown, but using it 
serves to keep review graphics clutter under control. 
(I've provided definitions of these terms further in the 
review.) 
Name your shortcut in the name field, and start by 
creating a Command for iKey to implement. 
"Commands" are the actions you want your shortcut 
to perform. The plus sign in the window opens a 
menu with options such as application, keyboard, 
document, AppleScript, etc. Each top level option has 
a submenu listing additional selections. After a 
command is selected that defines what you want the 
shortcut to do, a Hot Key (the key that activates the commands) can be assigned  to the action. 
"Contexts" allow you to assign the hotkey as universally available in all applications or to be 
applicable only to a specified application. Press "Save", and you are done. In addition, there of 
lots of other sleek ways of fine tuning what, how, and when your hotkey will work.  
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