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08 Nov 2020

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Software Author(s):

  • polyvertex


keypirinha launcher keystroke tools freeware


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2.26 | Updated: 08 Nov 2020



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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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:


Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade keypirinha -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install keypirinha
    name: keypirinha
    version: '2.26'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'keypirinha' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.26'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller keypirinha
    Name     = "keypirinha"
    Version  = "2.26"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'keypirinha':
  ensure   => '2.26',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. 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 08 Nov 2020.



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 = '2.26'
$targetVersion = '2.26'

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

$checksum32 = '829f35b0bfcc6b26a19c39beed26f0827dd3437be367c1d27e1da60be179b56a'
$checksum64 = 'd109a16e6a5cf311abf6d06bbe5b1be3b9ba323b79c32a168628189e10f102a5'
$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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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Keypirinha 2.25 2587 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Approved
Keypirinha 2.24 3935 Sunday, August 18, 2019 Approved
Keypirinha 2.23 2934 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.22.1 440 Saturday, November 3, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.22 255 Thursday, November 1, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.21 528 Friday, October 12, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.20 278 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.19 569 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Approved
Keypirinha 2.18.2 1963 Monday, November 13, 2017 Approved

v2.26 - 2020-11-08


  • Fixed: trouble opening Google Chrome when configured as system default web browser (#474)
  • Fixed: drag and drop when single_click is enabled (#458)
  • Fixed a mouse move event that occurred when single_click is enabled even though the mouse was not being moved (#394 and #444)

Calc package

  • Fixed the display of scientific values (#473)


  • Modified inline documentation of the default Keypirinha.ini file by adding missing info about the normal font style in section [theme/Default] (#433)

This package has no dependencies.

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