caladan1

2 issues related to keys

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#1 ·  Posted

1. What is the code of the menu key (that one between AltGr and RCtrl)? I want to make a hotkey using it:

e.g. HotKeySet("{THAT_MENU_KEY_CODE?}","MenuKey")

I read the whole Send help page but I didn't find it.

the menu key

 

2. How could I use CapsLock like a regular key, so it's never switched on?

In AutoHotkey there something like:

Capslock::Send ^n
+Capslock::Capslock
Return


Anything similar in AutoIt? Thanks in advance.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

1. I use Mac with bootcamp so I don't have the context menu key, so I can't confirm what I'm saying... I use Shift + F10 instead. But it looks like the symbol is {APPSKEY} (source).

2. Do you mean not allowing the user to turn on capslock?

Opt("SendCapslockMode", 0)
HotKeySet("{CAPSLOCK}", "disablecapslock")

Func disablecapslock()
    Send("{CAPSLOCK off}")
EndFunc

while 1
    sleep(100)
wend

 

Edited by Jefrey

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#3 ·  Posted

@Jefrey 2. I meant that CapsLock led should not be turned on.

So far I did:
 

AutoItSetOption("SendCapslockMode", 0)

HotKeySet("{CAPSLOCK}","CapsLockKey")

Func CapsLockKey()
  Send("^!{n}")
EndFunc

Now I need to stop that led from turning it on (basically to turn off the CapsLock state instantly; to behave like an ordinary key).

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#4 ·  Posted

@Jefrey 1. Thanks, that's the key code. Unfortunately it appears a context menu too. Anyone has an idea how to disable that context menu completely after pressing the Menu key?

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#5 ·  Posted

1.

Unfortunately as I said above my keyboard doesn't have the apps key so I'm unable to test it :( but can you send an Esc? Something like this:

HotKeySet("{APPSKEY}", "test")

Func test()
    Send("{ESC}")
EndFunc

While 1
    sleep(100)
WEnd

2.

Truly the code I provided denies me from turning on the "caps lock" LED (it never turns on although I press it if the script is running). Perhaps some machines have it hardware-controlled, whereas machines like mine have it software (driver)-controlled?


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#6 ·  Posted

1. That menu stills appears for a fraction of a second. Bad luck.

2. Thanks for that code, it's solved now. This is the final version (Caps Lock sends the shortcut CTRL ALT N and turns CAPS LOCK off immediately):

HotKeySet("{CAPSLOCK}","CapsLockKey")

Func CapsLockKey()
  Send("^!{n}")
  HotKeySet("{CAPSLOCK}")
  Send("{CAPSLOCK off}")
  HotKeySet("{CAPSLOCK}","CapsLockKey")
EndFunc

 

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#7 ·  Posted

29 minutes ago, caladan1 said:

1. That menu stills appears for a fraction of a second. Bad luck.

Can you set Opt("SendKeyDelay", 0) and see if it makes any change?

Sorry I can't test it here (just remembering my keyboard doesn't have that key)


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#8 ·  Posted

From what I have searched I don't think it's possible to intercept the menu key without the menu popping up for a fraction of a second, at least in AutoIt. I'm basing it off of here, although it is an old thread so maybe someone has found a way since then.


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#9 ·  Posted

3 hours ago, anthonyjr2 said:

From what I have searched I don't think it's possible to intercept the menu key without the menu popping up for a fraction of a second, at least in AutoIt. I'm basing it off of here, although it is an old thread so maybe someone has found a way since then.

Thanks for answer. I think that menu should be disabled from Windows (Registry?). So, it looks I have to find another shortcut key.

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#10 ·  Posted

4 hours ago, Jefrey said:

Can you set Opt("SendKeyDelay", 0) and see if it makes any change?

Sorry I can't test it here (just remembering my keyboard doesn't have that key)

The menu is still displayed. As anthonyj2 said, it doesn't seem possible. In AutoHotkey I managed to use that Menu key without the menu appearing (except on rare occasions).

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