Defining a hot key

    When you create or edit a hot key in the "Hot Keys" panel, a dialog box appears with controls for configuring the hot key.

"Name" field

    This is simply a description you can give to a hot key. It will appear in the hot key list in the control panel.

"Keystroke" field

    To define your hot key, click in this field and type the desired keystroke. You may use any key in conjunction with any combination of the shift, control, option and command (apple) keys. Once you type your keystroke, it will appear in this field.

    Note: Be careful not to use simple keystrokes that may conflict with those used by an application (such as "command-W", which is used by many applications to close a window). We recommend uncommon combinations, such as command-option-(letter), to avoid these conflicts.

"Action" pop-up menu

    Select an item from this menu to define the action your hot key will perform:
    Restart: This is equivalent to selecting "Restart" from the Finder's "Special" menu.
     
    Shut Down: This is equivalent to selecting "Shut Down" from the Finder's "Special" menu. This action will also turn off your PowerKey's outlets as checked in the "Power Saver" panel.
     
    Sleep: This is equivalent to selecting "Sleep" from the Finder's "Special" menu. This action will also turn off your PowerKey's outlets as checked in the "Power Saver" panel.
     
    Run Script: (Admin version only) Execute an AppleScript or Unix script. This feature is identical to that of iDo Script Scheduler. See the iDo Script Scheduler help for more information on running scripts.
     
    Switch Outlets: switch outlets on your PowerKey unit. A list of outlet names and pop-up menus will appear. You can turn outlets on and off in any combination.

    For each outlet, select No Change to leave that outlet as is, On or Off to turn it on or off (regardless of its previous state), Toggle to turn it on if it was previously off (and vice versa), or Cycle (Admin version only) to turn the outlet off for 15 seconds, then back on. (The Cycle action is useful for resetting other devices plugged into your PowerKey, such as printers or network equipment.)

    If you have multiple PowerKey units, a separate "Switch outlets" menu item will appear for each.

    Note: Only outlets that are not the "CPU" outlet and are not locked "Always On" will be switchable.

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