Signo Help


The Signo tool runs silently in your tray bar and allows you managing multiple hotkeys and their association with various actions. The actions supported are:

  • Text actions: to copy texts automatically into your current application e.g. Outlook or Word.
  • Html actions: to do the same as above though in a HRML format; this also allows simply copying to the clipboard rather than to the active application.
  • Open actions: automate the opening of files whether on your local drive or on the Internet.
  • Launch actions: automate the opening of products and execution of DOS or Windows commands, including support for parameters.
  • Ram actions: used to minimize the RAM usage of your applications, very handy if you sometimes run out of RAM with your setup.
  • Win actions: multiple multi-screen actions such as fast switch and maximize, snap windows to the sides of your screen, tray applications, hide windows or task bar, etc.
  • Capture actions: allows you to capture your whole screen, a window or an area you draw on your screen, to save it as an image in a file or your clipboard, or to send it to TFS or an image editor.

In addition, the tool allows defining multiple textkeys which are short words, 10 characters or less, that start with a #. Upon the word being typed the tool will automatically delete it and trigger the appropriate action. This is currently supported for the Text and Html actions. That same functionality is used with the Auto actions, which allow defining a list of corrected/correcting pair of words, for the automatic correction of your words as you type.

Detailed descriptions

Other functions

In addition, Signo comes with a few handy functions:

  • The ability to silently start it upon Windows start by selecting the option from a right-click on the tray icon.
  • An uninstaller that you can execute from the Windows Start Menu.
  • A "Start Menu" type of menu to quickly go to specific actions, and then either launch or edit them depending on their type.
  • A full list of the hotkeys used in your system can be obtained for convenience from the start menus.
  • Ctrl+Alt+MouseLeftClick will show you a very useful menu on any window from which you can launch all relevant actions
  • Most possible hotkey combinations are supported; see here for more details.

For any further question on the tool or to report bugs, feedback and enhancement requests, please contact us

Settings migration

After a new install, you can apply the new default settings by openning the settings dialog, clicking on the import button, and browsing to the default.xml file in the tool install folder.

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