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Keyboard shortcuts, do they work ALL the time?

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I've been using Autohotkey for keyboard shortcuts.

It's great and really handy.

PROBLEM: it works 80% of the time. ūüėē¬†

Lets say I make a keyboard short cut for tbc.

When typed and pressed, I should get 'to be continued'.

On Autohotkey... 80% of the time it will work. When it doesn't work, I'll quickly select what I typed and try again.

The second time, it works fine 99.8% of the time.

This is winding me up. I hate it!

I've tried other programs like Phraseexpress. That works flawlessly each and everytime.

(I've tried program on the Mac that do similar, they too work on the Mac flawlessly.)

I've learned to live with. But don't want to suffer anymore!!

IMPORTANT: 98% of the time, I used on Chrome + in Windows Explorer, when I want to navigate to a folder.

I just thought I would mention... in case the actual fault lay elsewhere (even though the likes of Phraseexpress worked flawlessly).

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I think OP wants to use a series of keys as macros, for example use the key sequence tbc to trigger sending a whole string, ie "to be continue". I think it is not possible to use HotKey to set more than one KEY at the same time or at least ctrl + shift + alt + KEY Perhaps what you need is a UDF that fires entire strings as a response on a series of KEYS typed in sequence on the keyboard.

This link may be for you ... https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/68422-hotstrings-string-hotkeys/

 


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enginestar,

I suggest that you repost this complaint in the AHK forum - you might get a response there. Here in the AutoIt forum we are not really that interested.

M23


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

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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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In AHK I would have something like this:

::tbc::To be continued

So, when I type tbc, this gets replace by 'To be continued'

I'll have hundreds of these in a file that I load.

As I said: this works 80% of the time. Other dedicated programs for this... do it 100% of the time.

I have asked in AHK forums, but never got an answer that solved.

Hence, I wanted to try Autoit.

Let me know what you think.

@Melba23 Not sure why you're so upset.

I didn't realise there was a hatred of anyone who had used an alternative to autoit.¬†ūüėē¬†

 

 

 

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enginestar,

Not upset and certainly no "hatred" involved. Your OP never mentioned AutoIt - it was just a rant against AHK and sounded as if it should have been posted in their forum.

So now things are cleared up, welcome! 

M23


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

Spoiler

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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