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hi guys, i've created an hotkey event with all letters in keyboard, but i noticed that it disable the letters to be used in others aplications like notepad, how do i create hotkey without block the keys?

Global $keys = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz _ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'
For $_ = 1 To StringLen($keys)
    HotKeySet( StringMid($keys,$_,1), 'keypress_letter')


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Please read this announcement before you post again in this thread so you are quite clear about what is and what is not permitted here. I am not suggesting that you are doing anything wrong, but experience has shown that setting all keys to HotKeys ends up in a keylogger equivalent.

HotKeys are set at system level, so if your script registers the particular key sequence (or in your case the key itself) before another application runs it will block that sequence - as you have found. if you only want the keys to be trapped when the AutoIt GUI is active, then look at GUISetAccelerators in the Help file.


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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@Melque_Lima Based on your post on the FB forum I am willing to posit you're trying to do something against the rules. I will reiterate what I stated there just so we're clear; the same rules apply on both the main and sub forums. We will not tolerate questions regarding keylogging; it is a great way to find yourself removed from both forums. You are officially skating on thin ice.

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