Trix Adds Quickly Accessible Commands To Windows

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 1, 2010
Software, Windows, Windows software

Trix is a lightweight portable software program that adds an incredible amount of commands to the Windows operating system. The commands added are accessible both from a menu and through hotkeys. Commands include general purpose functions like raising, lowering or muting the volume, changing the PC power state (hibernate, logoff, reboot, standby, turn off) and working with files and folders to web related options that include searching on the Internet, translating text or password generation.

It is furthermore possible to configure Trix to export date to email, excel, notepad or word and use the program for easy text transformations.

The program adds an icon to the Windows System Tray upon startup which can be right-clicked to access the settings. Here it is possible to configure the active commands and their corresponding keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcuts always use a combination of CTRL, Win and Shift with a keyboard key.

The Trix commands list can also be opened by configuring a hotkey in the program settings. The standard way to open them on the screen is Ctrl-` which can be changed if necessary.

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This command list displays the most popular commands on startup. The all and newest links on top link to different command listings.

Commands can be executed by clicking on them or pressing the configured hotkey that is displayed in the application window's status bar.

Trix can be a very helpful application for users who often make use of the commands provided. The program currently lacks an option to add custom commands to the list. The available commands on the other hand should be enough to satisfy the needs of most users who work with the software.

Trix can be downloaded from the developer's website. It is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.


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  1. Anonymous said on October 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I’ve installed TriX and found it to be a complete non starter. The idea is sweet as, but that’s it. It has non usable settings and functions. The interface gives no hint of usability whatsoever.

  2. Vanillaman said on June 3, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I’ve just installed this and played around with it. Its unobtrusive, as it adds to your startup, but unlike other annoying startup running in the background, you’d barely even notice this. From what I can gather so far, it is another great wee time saver and a good addition to your faves folder. The illustrations above give a better idea of its multi uses before you give it a go. Worth a try.

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