Now let me explain,

Let's say I have a media file (.mov) and I want to open it with Winamp. I would press a series of modifiers Plus the left Mouse button and it will open it with the program associated with that shortcut or hotkey.

I know of the option that you can go and right click and then choose to open with, but those are just too much clicks.

Does anyone know of a software that can mimic something like hotkeys that you can assign to different extensions that will open by your desired key combination the desired file in the desired application.

I'm not a AutoHotkey Savvy programmer but if I was I would to program a piece of software that by pressing set of hotkeys, AutoHotkey will translate that to opening the highlighted file with the associated program.

  • .MP4 > Press ALT+1+Doubleclick > Play in Winamp.
  • .MP4 > Press ALT+2+Doubleclick > Open in Adobe premiere.
  • .MOV > Press ALT+1+Doubleclick > Play in Apple QuickTime.
  • .MOV > Press ALT+2+Doubleclick > Open in Adobe premiere.

This software will be a gem to all Video-editors and super users that want to operate quickly.

I wish I knew how to make this.

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  • Try AutoHotkey. – Ultrasonic54321 Aug 18 at 17:07
  • This is great idea. I often have text files that I alternately open in a lightweight text editor or in a heavier code editor. – Joan Charmant Aug 18 at 23:03
  • @JoanCharmant good file manager should already support this, e.g. Total commander can have 2 additional apps for opening a file via F3 and F4 key and you can setup them separately or use some plugin for more. So the idea can be useful maybe in explorer, but nothing new to a good file manager, so just don't use explorer if you care about productivity. Plus you have a universal drag&drop feature. – Mikhail V Aug 19 at 13:21