assigning a text string to a keystroke (combination)
Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:51 AM
i've got a 12 button mouse that lets me assign keystrokes to some of the buttons. i've also got an application called autohotkey that let's me assing basically anything i want to any action that i can do on the keyboard (even text replacement)
Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:12 PM
Edited by Basty, 12 October 2010 - 06:13 PM.
Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:20 AM
mine (it's a logitech) was around $25
A twelve button mouse is beyond my ken and probably expensive
awfully large assumption. mice are pretty simple gremlins, and their software is typically pretty simple as well.
- moreover this was posted in a WinMe forum - it's not likely such an upmarket item would work in WinMe
anywho, with autohotkey you would have to have it running all the time but it doesn't actually use much, if any resources, when it's sitting there idle. it's a pretty simple app.
some keyboards allow you to assign macros to some of their buttons. typically it's a special button or group of buttons specifically for that purpose.
Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:38 AM
I plan to start with autohotkey, and see if it will run in WinMe.
Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:12 AM
Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:45 PM
When I tried to install Googlebar this was triggered at the top "Firefox prevented this site.(www.google.com) from asking you to install software on your computer." Then there is an Edit Options control, which won't open; so I can't make progress. Would the blockage be in the firewall ? or because of version incompatibility ?
When I sought to install the older version of the toolbar, it triggered : "Your operating system(Win9X) is not supported." So I guess it's back to Autohotkey.
Edited by Basty, 13 October 2010 - 04:57 PM.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:30 AM
Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:42 AM
AHK is a pretty neat program, if you really get into the scripting of the thing you can do some pretty fancy stuff
Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:18 AM
Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:49 AM
Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:09 AM
Once I saw how beautifully simple it was to 'add' my email address to a 'keystroke', I could not help but be tempted to do the same for other frequently needed strings like my name, address etc. However, I found that the systray (notification area) became crowded with AHK icons - one for each string. Can that be avoided ?
sorry i didn't get to this sooner, i was out of town.
if you haven't already gotten to this conclusion, you can put all of your commands in one script, they don't have to be in their own
Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:43 PM
Edited by Basty, 19 October 2010 - 05:44 PM.
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