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13 Sep 2018

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Software Author(s):

  • polyvertex


keypirinha launcher keystroke tools freeware


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2.19 | Updated: 13 Sep 2018



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Software Author(s):

  • polyvertex

Keypirinha 2.19

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: 2.19
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'keypirinha' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.19'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: keypirinha,
    Version: 2.19,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller keypirinha
   Name     = 'keypirinha'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.19'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'keypirinha':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.19',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install keypirinha version="2.19" 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 as a trusted package on 13 Sep 2018.



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.

Stop-Process -processname keypirinha* -force
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName = 'keypirinha'
$packageVersion = '2.19'
$targetVersion = '2.19'

$url32 = "$targetVersion/keypirinha-$targetVersion-x86-portable.7z"
$url64 = "$targetVersion/keypirinha-$targetVersion-x64-portable.7z"

$checksum32 = '339b906dbafe0fab45a087d1296d219a658a930dd16f8515778a54c4e26a2407'
$checksum64 = '1bcc4b8704d8ef1e5d5b108f8b841021ae1cb059ecd97b61f19d741036b058f3'
$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
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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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

v2.19 - 2018-09-13


  • Added the config_editor setting so that Keypirinha's configuration files can be edited with a specific text editor (#264)
  • Added: satellite_size setting now accepts the superjumbo value to
    render 256x256 icon (#298)
  • Added support for environment variables notation like %USERNAME% in the portable.ini file (#315)
  • Added the loop_list setting (#301)
  • Fixed: the satellite icon was not always positioned and scaled properly in HiDPI (#210)
  • Fixed: the space_as_tab setting is now ignored unless the caret is at the
    end of the search terms while the Space key is pressed
  • Fixed: Ctrl+BackSpace did not erase anything when the text box selection was not empty (#302)
  • Fixed: color_title value was overwritten by color_foreground
    internally (#316)
  • Fixed: color_status value was overwritten by color_faded internally (#316)
  • Fixed: Keypirinha should now be able to run from a shared folder or a mounted
    network drive (Python failed to initialize from a UNC path; #267)
  • Minor improvements

FilesCatalog package

  • Fixed: the PathShellFilter has no attribute name error that was occuring in some configuration cases (#275)
  • Fixed: the string index out of range error that could occur when a
    paths value contains a recursive search inside a drive letter only

String package

  • Added String: Base64 item (base64 encoder/decoder; thanks to @alexandr-san4ez)


  • keypirinha_wintypes.get_known_folder_path accepts known folder's name


  • Referenced several third-party packages in contributions (thanks community!)
  • Referenced the theme builder made by @Fuhrmann in theming
  • Corrections and improvements

This package has no dependencies.

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