CE Software has released a new beta (number 6) of QuicKeys X 2.0.2, which is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3 (“Panther”). Previous versions aren’t.
QuicKeys X is an automation utility for Mac OS X. With it, you can record the keystrokes and mouse clicks you use for common operations, then play them back as needed. You can assign tasks to be linked to hot keys, toolbar buttons, menu selections, or configure them as timed events. If you wish to use Panther and QuicKeys X, you’ll need to use
the new beta.
“With the arrival of Mac OS X 10.3, many changes have taken place in the operating system which require a significant rework of the plumbing in QuicKeys X,” according to CE Software. “… Under Panther, QuicKeys X versions prior to these betas will cause every other running application to be shut down when QuicKeys is launched, including the Finder and Apple’s post-install registration/setup script. If you are currently using QuicKeys X and are about to upgrade your operating system to Panther/Mac OS X 10.3, you will need to either remove QuicKeys X as a login item or upgrade it to 2.0.2b6 first.”
The current (non-Panther friendly) version of QuicKeys X is available for US$99.95. Upgrades from 1.0 cost $34.95. A 30-day demo version is available at the CE Software Web site. When finished, QuicKeys X 2.0.2 will be a free update to registered users of QuicKeys X 2.0 or later.