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Simple Hot Keys using XP


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batpark

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I would like to define a hot key (say Alt+M) which when pressed would fill in my email address. I know how to do that by creating a WORD macro ...but then I would have to open WORD before I could use it. Is it possible to create such a hot key that would not require me to first open WORD?

I used to use a program, MacroScheduler, that worked fine but my subscription to it ran out and a new subscription (to a far more powerful and sophisticated version than I need) is now fairly costly. With all these low cost (and free) Apps out there, is there one that does what I want? (Or am I missing a simple XP command/macro the already can do this?) Thanks.
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There is a program called AutoHotKey and you should be able to configure it to your needs. It's a free program and works for Windows.


www.autohotkey.com



Hopefully this is what you are looking for.
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Mr. Gray: Exactly what I am looking for. Thanks so much. ...wdc
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Mr. Gray and others:

I am having trouble with using the hotkey feature of autohotkey (as downloaded from www.autohotkey.com) and would appreciate some hand-holding.

I want to have hotkey Ctrl-Alt-Q type out the string “12345654321”.

I thought I could do that by deleting the action part of a sample script and substituting

^!Q# send 12345654321

for the deleted portion; and then saving the revised script with the name "library number.txt".

But that apparently does not work

Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks ... wdc
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