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I've been working on several website designs lately, and it looks like I'll be making a lot more in the near future. I find myself browsing to and copying a handful of paragraphs of random text to fill a design almost daily. I was wondering, is there any way I can set up a keyboard shortcut that will always paste a certain text, for instance a few paragraphs of lorem ipsum that I saved in a text file or something?


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Easy as ... -- i add Ctrl + Q => Lorem ipsum ... – Userpassword Apr 17 at 9:40

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Autohotkey will do exactly that (although there are many similar apps). See for your specific requirements

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Cool, thanks. Will check it out and mark as an answer if it works out :) – Stephan Muller Jan 27 '11 at 9:47
Symantec suspected that it is a malicious program. I was skeptical but wish to try. It is pretty powerful as it is allows programming in Visual Basic. Very useful for developers like me who type the same code repeatedly. – user755356 Apr 14 at 6:05
  1. create .bat file
  2. Insert below text clip < "myemail.txt"
  3. Create myemail.txt file and write you content
  4. create shortcut and assign short key for batch file
  5. when ever you want paste the content press the short cut key , it will copy the text into clipboard, just have to paste the text. .txt,.bat create any where but short send to desktop and assign short key.
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That's a great solution, I'll try and test it later today. Thanks. – Stephan Muller Dec 17 '13 at 14:38
You are welcome. – Azhar Jan 9 '14 at 7:38
I can't edit your post, but number 2 should be - Insert below the following text: clip < "myemail.txt". Otherwise it's not clear enough. – BornToCode Jan 28 '14 at 16:20

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