Hotkey sequences are a new feature in Apptivate 2.0 and their aim is to simplify your key combinations.
In previous versions of Apptivate, you could only assign one hotkey/key combination to a resource (application/script/workflow etc.). This meant that you would quickly run out of easy-to-remember key combinations and end up assigning items to something like ⌘⌃⇧F5. With Apptivate 2.0, you can assign a sequence of key combinations to an item. This means that you can assign ⌃A + S to one item, and ⌃A + T to another. To activate the item, you simply press the key combinations in order: first ⌃A and then either S or T.
Hotkey sequences also have the advantage of not forcing you to choose a key combination in which you need to be able to reach all the keys at the same time, and make it easy to group resources under certain prefixes.
Apptivate 2.0 has a hidden default for this:
To hide the icon, run the following command:
defaults write se.cocoabeans.apptivate TAShowStatusbarIcon 0
If the menu bar icon is hidden, relaunching Apptivate will bring up the preferences window.
If you want to display the icon again, simply run the above command, but replace the
Apptivate has to be re-launched in order for the changes to take effect.
You can download an old, unsupported and free version of Apptivate here
Right-click on an item and select Remove from the menu.
Yes, since it's just like any other application. Finder.app is located at /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app.
As of Apptivate 2.1, the main window is no longer displayed when starting Apptivate.
If you're using an older version of Apptivate, enable the "Hide"-option for Apptivate in your login items.
System Preferences > Accounts/Users & Groups > Login items
Not directly, but most of the times you can write an AppleScript that does what you want.
If you're sure it's not a feature, you can send an email to iamnotabot_support@iamnotabot_cocoabeans.se (remove the iamnotabot_ parts) detailing your problem.
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Suggestions is a way for Apptivate to help you remember your hotkey sequences. For example, let's say you have three applications in Apptivate which have the following hotkey sequences:
Mail - Ctrl-A -> M
Safari - Ctrl-A -> W -> S
Chrome - Ctrl-A -> W -> C
Now, if you've enabled Suggestions in the preferences (by choosing either Delayed
) and you press Ctrl-A
, you will be presented with a window that informs you that pressing
will open Mail and pressing W
will get you one step closer to opening either Safari or Chrome.
Give it a try!