Downloads of v 2.15.1:


Last Update:

29 May 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Jean-Charles Lefebvre


keypirinha freeware admin


This is not the latest version of Keypirinha available.

2.15.1 | Updated: 29 May 2017



Downloads of v 2.15.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Jean-Charles Lefebvre

Keypirinha 2.15.1

This is not the latest version of Keypirinha available.

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To install Keypirinha, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Keypirinha, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Keypirinha, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade keypirinha -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade keypirinha -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure keypirinha installed
    name: keypirinha
    state: present
    version: 2.15.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'keypirinha' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.15.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: keypirinha,
    Version: 2.15.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller keypirinha
   Name     = 'keypirinha'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.15.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'keypirinha':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.15.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install keypirinha version="2.15.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 01 Jun 2017.


Keypirinha is a fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows.


Quickly find and launch plethora of items like applications, files, bookmarks, URLs, sessions (PuTTY, WinSCP, FileZilla), registry keys, ...
Launch a search on any configured website or online dictionary
Language translations on-the-fly
Evaluate mathematical expressions
Base conversion of numbers
Search your environment variables
Launch a copied URL directly (http, mailto, skype, ...)
Split a URL and convert its arguments to JSON
Switch to a running application by name
Hash a string (CRC32, MD5, SHA, ...)
Generate random UUIDs, passwords, bytes sequences
Naturally associate a keyword to a specific item
Machine-specific and/or user-specific configuration
And more, see Shipped Packages

Freeware, no nag screen, no time limit, no ads
Customizable GUI (colors, fonts, toggling and positioning of elements)
Lightning fast
Fairly small memory footprint
Battery friendly
File-driven configuration
Steep but rewarding learning curve
Written in C++, exposes a Python3 API for its plugins
You can think of Keypirinha as an alternative to Launchy and a cousin of Alfred.

Stop-Process -processname keypirinha* -force
Write-Host 'Stopping process...'
Stop-Process -processname keypirinha* -force

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'keypirinha'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''
$url64      = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64

  softwareName  = 'keypirinha*'

  checksum      = '85f38e8d5e2b95e7cf7b8611a6ad36552acb4280e8bfde7ead958820a54fd71c'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = 'd6541044273036c4d5e4eb4c75ac82bc09dab5684b5287750974c01311e0f30b'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

if (Get-ProcessorBits 64) {
  Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $toolsDir $url64
} else {
  Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $toolsDir $url

$portableDir = "$toolsDir\keypirinha\portable"

if ( $(Try { Test-Path $portableDir } Catch { $false }) ) {
  Write-Host "Deleting `'$portableDir`' so that Keypirinha runs in Install Mode"
  Remove-Item -Recurse -Force $portableDir
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName = 'keypirinha'
$softwareName = 'keypirinha*'
$installerType = 'MSI' 
$silentArgs = '/qn /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

if ($installerType -ne 'MSI') {
  $validExitCodes = @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
      $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"

      $file = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Keypirinha 2.24 3861 Sunday, August 18, 2019 Approved
Keypirinha 2.23 2861 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.22.1 368 Saturday, November 3, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.22 182 Thursday, November 1, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.21 460 Friday, October 12, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.20 207 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.19 497 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.18.2 1887 Monday, November 13, 2017 Approved
Keypirinha 2.18.1 268 Sunday, November 12, 2017 Approved

v2.15.1 - 2017-05-10

Added the file_explorer setting (issue #62, issue #173)
All orphan items are filtered-out of the search (only history items were)
Search algorithm is slightly more accurate
Fixed: Keypirinha can be launched from a network drive (issue #190)
Fixed: the satellite icon was positioned nearby the top-left corner of the screen in some cases

WebSuggest Package: referenced @bege10‘s config for German suggestions. Thanks! (issue #189)
Minor corrections in Extending Keypirinha (API)
Minor corrections in Keyboard Shortcuts
Minor corrections in the default Keypirinha.ini file ([theme/Default] section)

This package has no dependencies.

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