Function Keys Mapper 8.0

Table of content
1. What is Function Keys Mapper?
2. How to register?
3. How to install it?
4. How to uninstall it?
5. How to use it?
6. Where to find the latest version?
7. How to contact us?

1. What is Function Keys Mapper?
You want to quickly launch any application, open any file or any folder with the F1 to F19 function keys of your keyboard? You want to improve your efficiency by rapidly opening them from your keyboard?
Then Function Keys Mapper is what you need!

Function Keys Mapper allows you to quickly open any application, file or folder with the function keys of your keyboard.
- You can use the F1 to F19 function keys and combine them with the shift, control, option and command keys to define your own keyboard shortcuts.
- You can create up to 95 different shortcut combinations.
- You can associate any shortcut combination with as many applications, files and folders as you want.
- In combination with AppleScripts (which you can call), you can perform an infinite number of actions such as sending commands to the System, the Finder or any other application, restarting or shutting down the Mac, taking screenshots, typing text, ...
- You can add or remove as many shortcut associations as you want.
- It appears in the right side of the menu bar.
- It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
- It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and many other languages.
Read the whole documentation for more details...

Version 8.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with El Capitan and Sierra, and as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
- The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the Application in particular under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 Sierra:
Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 Sierra, if you're launching the Application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the Application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the Application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).

Version 7.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite.
- Our website address is now "www.alphaomega-software.com".
- The About window can now be closed faster just by clicking on it.
- The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the Application in particular under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite:
Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite, if you're launching the Application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the Application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the Application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).
NB: We're not distributing our Applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.

Version 6.2:
- A problem when saving the preferences at shutdown has been corrected, because of Mac OS X's non-safe way of quitting the applications at shutdown.
- A problem when checking for an available update has been corrected.

Version 6.1:
- A problem when saving the preferences at shutdown has been corrected, because of Mac OS X's non-safe way of quitting the applications at shutdown.
- The keyboard shortcuts are displayed in the menu in the right side of the menu bar.
- The path of the applications, files and folder are displayed at tooltips in the menu in the right side of the menu bar.

Version 6.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Lion.
- A full recompilation has been made again as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
- In combination with AppleScripts (which you can call), you can perform an infinite number of actions such as sending commands to the System, the Finder or any other application, restarting or shutting down the Mac, taking screenshots, typing text, ...
- New AppleScript examples have been added in the "Examples" folder.
- You can edit the AppleScript examples provided in the "Examples" folder with Apple's "AppleScript Editor" application located in the "Applications/Utility" folder.
- The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the Application in particular under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks:
Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, if you're launching the Application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the Application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the Application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).
NB: We're not distributing our Applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.

Version 5.1:
- Minor bugs have been corrected.
- A Hungarian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Nagy Balazs for his translation from English to Hungarian.

Version 5.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Snow Leopard.
- A Greek localization has been released.
- Thank you to Nikos Papakostas for his translation from English to Greek.

Version 4.2:
- A Spanish localization has been released.
- Thank you to Miquel Cebolla for his translation from English to Spanish.

Version 4.1:
- The management of the new F17, F18 and F19 keys has been added.

Version 4.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Leopard.
- The graphical interface has been unified.

Version 3.6:
- An Italian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Massimo Casadei for his translation from English to Italian.

Version 3.5:
- A Polish localization has been released.
- Thank you to Mateusz Stachowski for his translation from English to Polish.

Version 3.4:
- A Traditional Chinese localization has been released.
- Thank you to Chao-Hui for his translation from English to Traditional Chinese.
- A Simplified Chinese localization has been released.
- Thank you to Chao-Hui for his translation from English to Simplified Chinese.

Version 3.3:
- You can automatically check for update at launch.
- You can reset the preferences file at next launch.
- A reception of the Quit Apple event has been improved.
- The display of unhandled exceptions has been improved.

Version 3.2:
- The edition of existing or broken shortcut associations has been improved.
- The list of applications, files and folders is also accessible through the menu bar.
- The performance has been improved.

Version 3.1:
- A German localization has been released.
- Thank you to Gerald BALZER for his translation from English to German.

Version 3.0:
- Intel Macs are supported with both PowerPC and Universal Binary applications.
- Multi-languages is supported into one single application.
- A Dutch localization has been released.
- Thank you to Maarten BOERMA for his translation from English to Dutch.

Version 2.8:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Tiger.
- The English, French and Italian localizations have been improved.

Version 2.7:
- An Italian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Aurelio GIOVANARDI for his translation from English to Italian.

Version 2.6:
- It is compatible with the new version of Extended Software Updater.

Version 2.5:
- Existing shortcuts can be modified directly.
- The management of the Login items has been improved.

Version 2.4:
- A French localization has been released.
- Keeping a shortcut pressed does not execute it several times anymore.

Version 2.3:
- Minor bugs have been corrected.

Version 2.2:
- The responsiveness has been a bit improved.
- The list of shortcuts is sorted at startup.

Version 2.1:
- A bug on the F16 function key available on some keyboards has been corrected.
- The graphical interface has been improved.
- Examples of AppleScripts you can launch have been added.

Version 2.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.
- The F15 function key available on some keyboards has been added.
- You can add it and remove it from the Login items in one click.

Version 1.3:
- A first recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.

Version 1.2:
- It appears in the right side of the menu bar.

Version 1.1:
- A full recompilation has been made to correct minor bugs.
- The registration algorithm has been corrected.

Version 1.0:
- The first release.

2. How to register?
As long as you use it unregistered this Application works normally, but it has a time limit and annoying windows (Registration window, Popup windows, ...).
To register it you just have to purchase a registration code on our website.
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To see our prices or to have a look at our many other Applications, just go to our website now.
This will help and encourage us to continue developing useful and friendly software for your pleasure and service.
Remember that when you register for a particular Application, your registration code remains valid for all the following minor releases.
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3. How to install it?
No particular installation is required. Once you've downloaded the ".dmg" package from our website, it should uncompress automatically (in your "Downloads" folder or on your Desktop). If it does not, then you can double-click on it to uncompress it.
Then you just have to move the created folder into your "Applications" folder (or any other location) and double-click on the Application to launch it.

Particular case of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 Sierra:

Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 Sierra, if you're launching the Application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the Application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the Application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).

NB: We're not distributing our Applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies, and consequently, at the end, of customers.

4. How to uninstall it?
There should be no reason to do this. ;-)
However, if you really want, then you just have to throw the Application into the trash, and that's all.

5. How to use it?
Launch it and associate any shortcut combination with as many applications, files and folders as you want.
It appears in the right side of the menu bar.
The best way to use it is to add it in the Login items (in the System Preferences panel) so that it is automatically launched each time you turn your Mac on.

The "About..." menu:
It allows you to display the application About window.

The "Preferences..." menu:
It allows you to open the application Preferences window containing the built links.

The "New shortcut" push button:
It allows you to create a new shortcut between a keyboard keys combination and an application, a file or a folder to open.
When you create a new shortcut, select the keys of the keyboard shortcut and select the application, the file or the folder you want to open.
You can open several applications, files and folders at the same time with the same keyboard shortcut by creating as many shortcuts as needed.

The "Modify shortcut" push button:
It allows you to modify the selected shortcut.

The "Remove shortcut" push button:
It allows you to remove the selected shortcut.

The "Quit" menu:
It allows you to quit the application.

AppleScripts:
You can edit the AppleScript examples provided in the "Examples" folder with Apple's "AppleScript Editor" application located in the "Applications/Utility" folder.

6. Where to find the latest version?
To find the latest version of this Application and many other software "AlphaOmega Software" has written, you just have to visit our website.

7. How to contact us?
You can go to our website to send us an email.


AlphaOmega Software
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