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windows key shortcuts and macros

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  • Started 4 years ago by rhendrix9
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rhendrix9
Posts: 3

I am heavily addicted to the shortcut keys I haves setup using HotKeyControlXP in Windows XP. I'VE set up passwords and other macros, as well as favorite programs to run with a windowsKey + plus some-other key to execute.

This has turned out to be a major impediment to my adopting Windows 7.

Can anyone suggest a replacement or technique that could replace the ability?
I would like to use the keyboard as opposed to the mouse where ever possible.

Thanks

Posted 4 years ago
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lvct
Posts: 156

You can find some useful information here http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....-shortcuts

Posted 4 years ago
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rhendrix9
Posts: 3

Thanks, that's good information.

But I want to know how to make my own shortcuts to run my own combination of programs, keystrokes etc.

Posted 4 years ago
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LH
Posts: 20002

You mean like,
http://www.autohotkey.com/

Posted 4 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Let me add to the Good Information provided LH.
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Programs that run in earlier version of Windows such as XP, 2K, etc. can be made to run on Win7 in a number of compatibility ways.
1. Run as Administrator one time using right click.
2. Run as Administrator all the time for logged on User.
3. Run as Administrator all the time for Any logged on User.
4. Application to always run at elevated level by using a "SHIM" created with Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) MS Download.
5. Etc., Etc........
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There are some restrictions one can't overcome such as signed drivers for Win7-64
but for the most part, one can do almost anything in Win7 that makes good sense.
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Regards,
Rick P. :)

Posted 4 years ago
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rhendrix9
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The program I use allows me to assign keystrokes like; winkey + 1, or winkey + F2, or winkey + O (by winkey I mean windows logo key)
not really write scripts, and I can assign those keys to run program or just enter test string.

Windows 7 has added/taken allot of windows logo key combinations but I'd still like to be able to enter several strings that I seem to repetively use.

(I don't have to use the windows logo key)

This is just a small hurdle but it makes my productivity suffer, I'm a terrible typist.

I'll look at autohotkey.

I'm also looking at some clipboard programs, interesting.

Any other suggestions are welcome.

Thanks

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