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I want to remap the Caps Lock key to send Ctrl+Alt+Shift, but I want to also send any keys that I pressed after it.

For example, if I press Caps Lock+t then I want AHK to send Ctrl+Alt+Shift+t likewise, if I press Caps Lock+j then I want to send Ctrl+Alt+Shift+j.

The following doesn't work because it sends it before I press any trailing keys. (i'm doing this so I can map shortcuts to Ctrl+Alt+Shift+[key] and use the Caps Lock key to execute them.

Capslock::send {^~+}
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Probably should be on SO. – Hello71 Jul 27 '10 at 17:00
Related question that may or may not help you:… – JNK Jul 27 '10 at 17:01
@Hello71 - Do they send AHK stuff to SO? I thought it seemed appropriate to be here. – JNK Jul 27 '10 at 17:02
@JNK: I guess it's more complicated AHK questions that get migrated to SO, doing a quick check. – Hello71 Jul 27 '10 at 19:33
Be aware that in AutoHotkey Alt is ! not ~. – Bavi_H Jul 30 '10 at 4:08
up vote 6 down vote accepted

I looked in the AutoHotkey help file under "Remapping keys and buttons". The general pattern is a::b will make pressing key a send key b instead. However, I couldn't get any of the following to work properly.


But that same help page describes how AutoHotkey internally translates the a::b remapping into two hotkey mappings. I used that example to make the following working script.

  SetKeyDelay -1
  Send {Blind}{Ctrl DownTemp}{Alt DownTemp}{Shift DownTemp}

*CapsLock up::
  SetKeyDelay -1
  Send {Blind}{Ctrl Up}{Alt Up}{Shift Up}
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