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Hi,

I am looking for a tool to build my own extensions to some programs I use.

AutoIt looks great, but to be sure I have a question.

I want to be able to use hotkeys to start scripts that perform specific functions. I need these functions regularly when using some other program(s).

Is this possible? And if so, how do I go about it? Do I need some kind of permanently running script catching my hotkeys, and branching to the different functions?

TIA!

Bart

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I want to be able to use hotkeys to start scripts that perform specific functions. I need these functions regularly when using some other program(s).

read about HotKeySet() in the help file. There you will also find an example.

Cheers

Kurt


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read about HotKeySet() in the help file. There you will also find an example.

Cheers

Kurt

Thanks for the quick reply, Kurt, but I guess my question was not clear.

I already read the Help item, but it didn't provide me with the answer.

The program I mentioned is an external program (has nothing to do with AutoIt).

When working in that external program I want to be able to start AutoIt scripts by using hotkeys.

Maybe the question should be:

Can I continuously run an AutoIt script in the background while working in an external program, and have that script pick up on hotkeys to run functions defined in the script? And won't that slow down my system?

Thanks!

Bart

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Maybe the question should be:

Can I continuously run an AutoIt script in the background while working in an external program, and have that script pick up on hotkeys to run functions defined in the script? And won't that slow down my system?

Thanks!

Bart

YES - Can I continuously run an AutoIt script in the background while working in an external program

YES - have that script pick up on hotkeys to run functions defined in the script?

NO - And won't that slow down my system? (dependant on what your routines actually do!!)

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YES - Can I continuously run an AutoIt script in the background while working in an external program

YES - have that script pick up on hotkeys to run functions defined in the script?

NO - And won't that slow down my system? (dependant on what your routines actually do!!)

OK, thanks! :D

I'll try to phrase my questions better next time! :">

Bart

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