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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/12/2017.


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 in separate config files
  • ... and more, see Shipped Packages and Third-Party Packages


  • Plugin-oriented architecture (C++ at its core, Python3 for its plugins)
  • File-driven configuration
  • Lightning fast
  • Fairly small memory footprint
  • Battery friendly
  • Customizable GUI (colors, fonts, toggling and positioning of elements)
  • Steep but rewarding learning curve
  • Freeware, no nag screen, no time limit, no ads

You can think of Keypirinha as an alternative to Launchy and a cousin of Alfred.

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

C:\> choco install keypirinha --version 2.18.1

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

C:\> choco upgrade keypirinha --version 2.18.1


  • tools\chocolateyBeforeModify.ps1 Show
    Stop-Process -processname keypirinha* -force
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'keypirinha'
    $packageVersion = '2.18.1'
    $targetVersion = '2.18.1'
    $url32 = "$targetVersion/keypirinha-$targetVersion-x86-portable.7z"
    $url64 = "$targetVersion/keypirinha-$targetVersion-x64-portable.7z"
    $checksum32 = 'fc581678332f940ac051d3a1deb625a789515238016f3c50f5e49c2785b57f4e'
    $checksum64 = '439a8fd800168cce753367d6bf1c494540692285cdfc78037bd29d92689cfd6d'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $installDir = "$toolsDir\keypirinha"
    $portableDir = "$toolsDir\keypirinha\portable"
    $portableIni = "$toolsDir\keypirinha\portable.ini"
    Write-Host 'Stopping Keypirinha...'
    Stop-Process -processname keypirinha* -force
    # Manually remove shims erroneously created by previous versions of the
    # Chocolatey package (2.15.3 and previous).
    # We specify their -Path to ensure only Keypirinha's shims are removed.
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name "keypirinha-x86" `
                      -Path "$installDir\bin\x86\keypirinha-x86.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name "keypirinha-x64" `
                      -Path "$installDir\bin\x64\keypirinha-x64.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name "Notepad2" `
                      -Path "$installDir\bin\x86\bin\notepad2\Notepad2.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name "Notepad2" `
                      -Path "$installDir\bin\x64\bin\notepad2\Notepad2.exe"
    # Note: a "Get-ProcessorBits 64" test would be redundant here since
    # Install-ChocolateyZipPackage apparently takes care of choosing the appropriate
    # URL
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                 -Url $url32 `
                                 -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                                 -Url64bit $url64 `
                                 -Checksum $checksum32 `
                                 -ChecksumType $checksumType `
                                 -Checksum64 $checksum64 `
                                 -Checksum64Type $checksumType
    # Generate an "*.ignore" file for every executable except keypirinha.exe, so
    # Chocolatey creates only one shim for Keypirinha (i.e. "keypirinha.exe" at the
    # root of $installDir).
    $files = Get-ChildItem $installDir -include *.exe -recurse
    foreach ($file in $files) {
      if (!($file.Name.Contains('keypirinha.exe'))) {
        New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null
    # Generate a "keypirinha.exe.gui" file to ensure Chocolatey does not run
    # Keypirinha in console mode.
    # Note: it did not seem to be necessary during tests...
    New-Item "$installDir\keypirinha.exe.gui" -type file -force | Out-Null
    # Keypirinha specific: enable "Install Mode"
    if ( $(Try { Test-Path $portableDir } Catch { $false }) ) {
      Write-Host "Deleting `'$portableDir`' so that Keypirinha runs in Install Mode"
      Remove-Item -Recurse -Force $portableDir
    if ( $(Try { Test-Path $portableIni } Catch { $false }) ) {
      Write-Host "Deleting `'$portableIni`' so that Keypirinha runs in Install Mode"
      Remove-Item -Force $portableIni

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • polyvertex


Release Notes

v2.18.1 - 2017-11-12


  • Edit controls: removed some occasional visual glitches
  • Edit controls: added support for the conventional Ctrl+Shift+...
    shortcuts to extend selection (#260)
  • Edit controls: improved the handling of the PageDown and PageUp events (Console and Diagnostic Window)

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  • Show the width of binary results in item's description

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Keypirinha 2.23 2808 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 approved
Keypirinha 2.22.1 326 Saturday, November 3, 2018 approved
Keypirinha 2.22 137 Thursday, November 1, 2018 approved
Keypirinha 2.21 403 Friday, October 12, 2018 approved
Keypirinha 2.20 170 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 approved
Keypirinha 2.19 454 Thursday, September 13, 2018 approved
Keypirinha 2.18.2 1829 Monday, November 13, 2017 approved
Keypirinha 2.18.1 219 Sunday, November 12, 2017 approved
Keypirinha 2.18 243 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 approved
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