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SOLVED:Password triggered gui or function action

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Hello everyone,

I am attempting to code something similar to the old familiar bios wake on password feature.

What I am aiming to do is run a function after entering a "SERIES" of keys and not a COMBINATION of them.

for instance, If I type "a b c" and have notepad come up. OR even CTRL+(a b c)

What I have tried so far is this,


however this makes the hotkey only responsive to the q key.

The next thing is the _IsPressed() command leading me to the idea,

#Include <Misc.au3>

HotKeySet('^q','_off');to close the program(faster than right clicking start menu in w7)

dim $A_pressed=0
dim $B_pressed=0
dim $C_pressed=0


while 1
if _IsPressed('41') Then $A_pressed=1
if _IsPressed('42') & $A_pressed=1 Then $B_pressed=1
if _IsPressed('43') & $A_pressed=1 & $B_pressed=1 Then ShellExecute('notepad.exe')
sleep(10) ;prevents 100% cpu

Func _off()
    Exit 0
EndFunc ;_off

I am pretty sure the _ispressed idea is the right one, except I am hitting a wall. Unfortunately because of the difficult to describe manor of this problem, a Google search did me no good.

anyone have any ideas? thanks!

Edited by Altometer

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Very rough and ready, but it might give you some ideas: :blink:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$sCode = "qwerty"

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$hInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 10, 100, 20)


$iCount = 1

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

    If GUICtrlRead($hInput) = StringMid($sCode, 1, $iCount) Then
        $iCount += 1
        If $iCount > StringLen($sCode) Then
            MsgBox(0, "Hit", "You entered the code")
            GUICtrlSetData($hInput, "")
            $iCount = 1
        If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($hInput)) = $iCount Then GUICtrlSetData($hInput, "")



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The same hooking techniques that would make a "hot phrase" work would make a key logger, so we don't discuss that here. Not required anyway, since a single hot key could pop a menu from which a single additional keystroke could pick an option, i.e. ^m followed by 1 does one thing, and ^m followed by 2 does something else.


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this is not for a key logger, it is to be used as a way to open a gui to all of my nsfw files and folders that I have a separate script auto hiding them.

key loggers are so ridiculously easy that I don't care that they can't be discussed here. Anyone that needs help making one in this language should be shot.

Melba, that is certainly heading into the right direction, I could set the input box in the gui to only open with a hotkey and then make the password work...

Admiral while I do appreciate the reply, _WinAPI_SetWindowsHookEx is just a bit above my level of coding knowledge :blink: I am marking this topic as "solved" because Melba's solution is viable and this doesn't to be such common knowledge.

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