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HotKeySet not working [SOLVED]

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

HotKeySet("+", "ticket")
HotKeySet("{TAB}", "arrest")

While 1 = 1
WEnd

Func ticket()
    MouseClick("left")
    Send("{TAB}")
    Send("{TAB}")

EndFunc   ;==>ticket

Func arrest()
    Send("{TAB}")
    Send("{ENTER}")
EndFunc   ;==>arrest

I have this code and it's just not working at all, but if I replace tab and shift with 1 and 2, then it works. Why? Thanks!

Edited by miketh2005

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The shift key can not be used as a hotkey, it's not allowed and/or seen by the program. As to your Tab key not working, not a good idea to use an unmodified key like Tab for a hotkey, and then use it as a key to be sent, I'm sure it's going to screw something up.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

The shift key can not be used as a hotkey, it's not allowed and/or seen by the program. As to your Tab key not working, not a good idea to use an unmodified key like Tab for a hotkey, and then use it as a key to be sent, I'm sure it's going to screw something up.

I see what you mean. I'm trying to make a process faster, and EVERY SECOND COUNTS, literally with this process, so I can't be using combination keys like Shift + 1 etc. its simply not fast enough. I tried using 1 and 2 as hotkeys, but the buttons simply aren't big enough on my keyboard, so sometimes in the heat of the moment when I'm hurrying fast, I press the wrong button, for example I press 2, when I meant to press 1 and then its done for me. Any suggestions, or do I just have to make due with "`" and "1"?

What about the ctrl or alt key?

Edited by miketh2005

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

HotKeySet Edited by BrewManNH

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Thanks.

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Personally I always use the Home, Page up or Page down key. They allow for quick access and they don't get much use anyway.

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Thanks for the thought. They would be too far away from the letters, and since every millisecond counts, it wouldn't be viable. I am using "Esc" and "F2" keys now, which are doing quit well ;)

Thanks. You can close if you want.

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