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In the settings panel for certain Synaptics clickpad/touchpads is an option for executing a "program" on three-finger-presses. I'm hoping there's an easy way to have a three-finger-press excute an action, like emitting key presses.
I tried setting a vb-script, but it doesn't always activate the script. The script I tried:

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys "^w"
MsgBox("Hello world")

With this set, it sometimes presents the "hello world" message box. It never seems to emit ctrl+w, which is my goal.

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What operating system do you use? Some Windows flavor I imagine since you mentioned vb-script. – terdon Mar 23 '13 at 13:34
That is Correct. – Protector one Mar 23 '13 at 14:00
Yes, please include which version of Windows you are using. The answer could depend on it. – terdon Mar 23 '13 at 14:01
I mainly use Windows 8. – Protector one Apr 25 '13 at 13:52

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