thyme, a new powerful keylauncherWhat is Thyme?

Thyme is a key launcher: it is an app that you can quickly open and use to perform useful operations like launching another program, searching files, calculating results of operation and much more.

How can I use it?

  • Use Alt+Space to pop up Thyme. You can change this combination in the Control Panel.
  • Type what you want: try “define thyme”
  • Navigate on the result you want and press enter to select it. 
  • When navigating on results, you can also press Tab to open a context menu.
  • You can access your clipboard history by pressing Win+Alt+Space. Select an item to bring it back in the clipboard.
  • Type “Control Panel” or use the bottom right icon in the system tray to open Thyme Control Panel.
  • Use the Control Panel to tweak settings and explore functionalities.

Learn by doing. Try to type these!

  • Notepad
  • Translate timian
  • Maps Turin
  • Michael Jordan
  • Define repunit
  • Convert 63 to binary
  • Clipboard
  • Empty recycle bin
  • Turn off display
  • Kill explorer
  • Close all apps
  • 5+5
  • 5+5*2 / (sin 30)^3
  • Drives

Hotkeys: automate searches

Open Thyme Control Panel and navigate to Hotkeys.

An Hotkey is just a key combination that searches something inside Thyme. For example, by default Win+Alt+Space is assigned to open the Clipboard menu. This will just be the equivalent of opening Thyme and Typing “Clipboard”.

How to add an hotkey:

  • Open the Control Panel and select “Hotkeys”
  • Press “Add”.
  • You can fill in the query you want to perform
  • Use the special sequences [SELTEXT] and [CLIPTEXT] to paste in the selected text or the current clipboard text.

If you select “Perform silently”, Thyme will not popup and the first result will be selected automatically. This is very useful when used with snippets or with open URLs.

Advanced features for geeks

  • If you select some text and press ALT+L, Thyme will magnify the text on screen.
  • When you are navigating on a file/folder, press F2 to rename it.
  • When you are navigating on a file/folder, press Ctrl+C to copy it.
  • When you are navigating on a file/folder, drag it somewhere with the mouse to copy it.
  • Type $ followed by a command: Thyme will open cmd and perform it. You can concatenate commands with & or &&. Hook this to an hotkey to achieve basically anything! Try  
  • Change the shared preferences path in the Control Panel to a shared folder. This way you can share preference on multiple machines.
  • Register a snippet containing text you frequently use. Hook an hotkey with the key of the snippet and tick “perform silently”. When you press the combination, Thyme will paste the text you need!
  • If you like math, you can define functions inside the hotkeys menu and then get the result instantly. For example, try to hook an hotkey to  [SELTEXT]^2 + 4*[SELTEXT] + pi

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