This connection type provides two things:

  • “Input keys” - system-wide hotkeys represented by read-only trigger parameters.
  • “Output keys” - write-only trigger parameters that simulate a keystroke on your computer.


Input Keys

On the Input Keys tab, enter one or more keys (or key combinations) that should be available as hotkeys.

You can specify the keys manually (such as ctrl-f1), or use the input field at the bottom of the tab, press the desired key combination, and then click Add to add it to the list.

Note that all hotkeys will be global, i.e., the will be available regardless of whether the application is in the foreground or not. As a consequence, the keys combinations will not be available in any other application anymore.

Output Keys

On the Output Keys tab, enter one or more key combinations that you intend to use as virtual keys, triggered by a parameter (see below).

Again, you can use the input field and the Add button to conviently add the desired key combinations.


  • input/<key combination> (trigger, read-only) - Will be triggered when the respective key (combination) is pressed by the user. Due to limitations imposed by Windows, the parameter will not be triggered until the user releases the key(s) again.
  • output/<key combination> (trigger, write-only) - Trigger this parameter to virtually “press” the key combination.

Last modified December 19, 2021