Google Keep at one keystroke away on Windows 7/8/10

Google Keep it’s a free note taking app available on Android, iOS and can be accessed from a web browser at It’s a simple and fast way to take notes, share them with your friends and sync across your devices. If you are a Microsoft Windows user and you want to have a shortcut key for Google Keep… Keep reading.

Google Chrome
Google Keep extension for Google Chrome

1. Install Google Chrome
2. Install Google Keep extension for Google Chrome
3. Install Autohotkey
4. Download, unzip and run the Google-Keep-Toggle.ahk autohotkey script. Press the shortcut key (F11 in my example) to hide and show Google Keep.


SetTitleMatchMode, 3
winTitle = Google Keep
if !WinExist(winTitle) {
    Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --profile-directory=Default --app-id=hmjkmjkepdijhoojdojkdfohbdgmmhki
else {
    WinHide, %winTitle%

Guake style terminal with Putty in Windows

Drop-down terminal with Putty in Windows
Drop-down terminal with Putty in Windows

Guake is a drop-down terminal inspired from video games (like Quake) for Linux GNOME environment, the main feature it’s that a hotkey brings up the terminal window wherever you are on the desktop, it’s a fast way to access your terminal. We will setup this feature on Microsoft Windows with AutoHotkeyPutty and putty-quake-terminal autohotkey script.

1. Download and install AutoHotKey
2. Download Putty (putty.exe) and copy to C:\Windows
3. Download putty-quake-terminal and unzip
4. (Optional) Edit putty-quake-console.ini and modify settings
5. Launch putty-quake-console.ahk, login with Putty and press the hotkey (default F12) to toggle.

Optional ( with auto login )

When starting putty-quake-console.ahk Putty will pop-up and you need to select a session, if you would like to auto login go to /microsoft/windows/ssh-auto-login-with-putty-from-windows/ select a method and modify putty_args from putty-quake-console.ini.