EDIT: This is working as designed, although I don't like the design...I'll try to live with it for now and hope Listary 6 or so comes with real hotkey launching
I was really, really hoping to use Listary to replace Truelaunchbar (which I use current for hotkey launching. It works perfectly!).
ALT+ C - Launches chrome
ALT + CTRL + 1 - Launches 1Password.
I can hit these keystrokes anywhere (desktop, explorer, administrator-run windows, non-admin windows) and TrueLaunchBar launches it without fail. It even supercedes the hotkeys of other apps, which is a huge bonus.
As I am finding out "Actions" is not at all this feature. Assignin a hotkey in a custom-action apparently only works while the name is in the list. This is very, very disappointing as this is probably the most glaring omission in Listary as a productivity tool .
Then there's the Menus > Favorite feature.
Pressing ALT+C does nothing EXCEPT in a windows explorer folder. On the desktop, no. On a run-as-admined app - no. On a non-admin app. NO.
if this is true, this is a dealbreaker for Listary. Basic hotkey launching without any window open is probably one of the most critical productivity tools available, so I am baffled I'm not able to make it work in Listary.
I have a very strong feeling this has to do with admin priveledges. I am using the latest Listary, portable, and the service does indeed ask to be run as admin on startup.
Another huge negative is that Desktop and/or Windows Explorer have to be checked in order for this to work, which means if you want global hotkeys, you're SOL without it.