ControlPad turns the numeric keypad on your keyboard to a Windows command execution system.
You may configure any numeric code to: Execute any program, open any document, open any web address or send any series of keystrokes to the operating system.
Once ControlPad is running, press and hold the * key on the numeric keypad, for about 1 second. At this point, a small window will pop up, allowing you to enter any keyword or numeric code.
Pressing the code followed by Enter will execute the associated command.
Commands are easily configured through the same interface - activate the input dialog (press and hold *), enter the desired code and press the numpad Divide button to associate a new command.
You may also use words instead of numeric codes.
For laptop users (without a numeric keypad), there is a special Laptop Mode feature which will use F12 (press and hold) instead of * as the launch key.
ControlPad comes with a simple installer and uninstaller.
It does not register anything in the Windows registry, with the exception of what Windows requires in order to recognize it in the Add/Remove Software dialog and Start menu.
ControlPad is also available as a portable version for your thumb drive or other portable device - just download and extract the ZIP file.
For the advanced users - ControlPad's installer is packed with WinRar, so if you prefer running it without installing, you may simply extract the installation file using WinRar (or compatible program).
ControlPad was developed with AutoHotkey for Windows
ControlPad was designed to be operated entirely from the numeric keypad.
* Press and Hold the * key to activate the input window.
* Enter a numeric code then press the / key to add a new command.
* Enter a numeric code then press the Enter key to execute a command.
* Enter several codes separated by + to execute several commands.
* A command may be anything you can run from the Windows Run dialog (programs, documents, web addresses) or any series of simulated keystrokes (e.g. Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V).
If you are using a laptop (without a numeric keypad), you may configure ControlPad to use different keys to launch the code window.
ControlPad is highly customizable. You can:
* Configure the location of your commands file - for easy backup.
* Change almost every aspect of the user interface (colors, transparency, size, font).
* Change sounds / add your own sound sets.