Customization of the desktop using the AutoHotkey program.

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UI not showing for Belvedere Folder Monitor from LifeHacker

I have just installed Belvedere written by people at LifeHacker using AutoHotKey but it won't launch. I select it in the windows menu but it doesn't appear. Does anyone know if there is an ...
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Setting the directory in a standard “Save as” dialog box

My plan is to create an Autohotkey macro that saves the currently opened file in Notepad++ on my Desktop. I was able to make it open the "Save as" standard dialog box, but I don't know how I can make ...
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How can remapping [ to { and { to [ with AutoHotKey

I want to switch the { key with [, so I don't have to use the Shift anymore to make { and I do have to use Shift key to make [... same question for switching , to < and vice versa. I know only ...
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Disabling Function Keys in Windows 8 with Autohotkey

I would need to use Autohotkey to disable Function keys ( F1 -F12 ) on my Lenovo ideapad u310, running a Windows 8. I need this in order to use the F1-F12 in applications such as Ableton Live. ...
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Send middle click when double right click is detected with Autohotkey

Hey my middle click button is kinda dead so I'm looking for a solution using Autohotkey. What I want to do is send a middle click whenever I double right click, but I haven't been able to find a ...
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Macro hotkey for “Save image as…” in Firefox

Win7 64bit Newest Firefox Logitech g710+ keyboard with Logitech Gaming software Right now, I have to Hover over an image right-click click on "save image as.." click "save" on the explorer save ...
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How do I disable certain keys using a key in AutoHotkey?

I want the "End" key to block/lock certain keys like a,s,d,i,j,k,l. And when I click "End" again to unblock the same keys (a,s,d,i,j,k,l). How can I do this in Autohotkey? Can someone please tell me ...
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AutoHotKey - Swapping CTRL and Command/Windows keys

I'm using a macbook pro running Windows 7. I've tried a few different scripts and none of them get me what I need. I need them to act exactly like their counterpart, i.e. Ctrl key acting as Windows ...
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Autohotkey WinWaitActive not working with LogExpert - is there a workaround?

Here is my function to wait for a window to appear with a timeout of 3 seconds. If the timeout elapses, an error message is displayed. WaitForWindow( title, message ) { WinWaitActive, %title%, ,3 ...
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Mapping Ctrl+Shift+<key> to open folder puts focus on sort bar

I've got several Autohotkey shortcuts to open frequently opened folders. An example entry: ^+D:: Run "c:\Development" This is a pretty simple script, and I know it's not AutoHotkey's fault, but ...
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How can I select a particular tab using Auto Hotkey?

I have a window with custom controls with a Tab Bar Control like: Tab 1 | Tab 2 | Tab 3 | Tab 4 | ... I want to select Tab 1 (or Tab N for that matter). When I activate the Window it can have the ...
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Notify if value changes on Intranet webpage

On my company Intranet webpage there is a value which is most of time 0 but it can go to 1 or higher.(but only numbers) Is there a software something which can notify me automatically if values ...
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How do I use AutoHotKey to read the text at the mouse location?

I can read the entire window text using WinGetText() but I am trying to get the text at the current mouse location. I've found several examples on the AutoHotKey forums but they are all very old ...
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AutoHotkey strokes aren't all taking effect

I'm trying to create an Autohotkey hotkey that will collapse a tree list that has no collapse all button. I can collapse this by repeatedly pressing left and then down. I added this hotkey: ...
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Autohotkeys cannot recognize Google Chrome Windows. What can I do?

I am creating a hotkey in autohotkeys, to activate Google Chrome, or move between all Chrome windows. The HotKey is Win + H (h meaning http). If the user presses Win + Shift + H it opens a new ...
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Focus in windows address bar using Ctr+L

does anybody know the script (autohotkey) for using Ctl+L instead of alt+D for change focus to windows address bar?
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How do I send a keyboard layout switch event with autohotkey in Windows 7?

I want to remap the keyboard layout/language switching to Win+Space, I tried it with: LWin & Space::Send, ^+ But it doesn't seem to work, I would want it to send a Ctrl+Shift sequence so ...
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Horizontal scroll controls volume?

Does someone know how I can use autohotkey to replace the horizontal screen function of my gaming mouse with a volume up and down feature? Most people in these forums are trying to enable horizontal ...
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Using AutoHotkey to map F12 to ALT + {=} (Onenote equation shortcut )

I have tried F12:: Send, {LAlt Down}{=}{LAlt Up} which was recored by Macro creator but did not work. Also a variety of changes like !{=} , !=, and SendPlay as well. It seems it is ...
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Add Right-Click Save as PDF in Windows Explorer

I'm looking for a way to be able to add some options to the Right Click Context menu in Windows 7. I really don't have much experience in programming much but I am very eager and willing to learn. ...
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Troubleshooting hotstring expansion in autohotkey

I am experiencing inconsistent hotstring expansions in ahk. For example the following hotstring :o:192.::192.168. worked till yesterday, but after today's boot/reboot cycle , it isn't. The hotkeys ...
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Remap question mark, forward slash, backslash and vertical bar

I'm getting used to AutoHotkey and trying to remap some keys on my mini laptop. At the moment the forward slash and question mark are on one key, the question mark being the shift character. Next to ...
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Encrypt plaintext password in AutoHotkey file

I automated my Yahoo! login process with AutoHotkey. It works fine, but problem is that when running this .ahk file, anybody can open the script and see the password. Is there a way I could ...
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Shortcut for toggling wireless network

Right now, when toggling the wireless network, I press Win+X. Then the Windows Mobility Center appears. I click Turn Wireless On/Off like in screen shot. I scoured the Internet to find an ...
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How can I return focus to the previous window?

I have an Autohotkey script which opens and closes a pop-out command line similar to the Quake console dropdown. When I close it, however, it places focus on the taskbar. How can I instead return ...
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AutoHotkey does not capture keystrokes when VS2012 is active window

When Visual Studio 2012 is active window (and only when Visual Studio is the active window) on my new Windows 8 machine, AutoHotkey does not capture keystrokes. I did not have this problem with VS2010 ...
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Automatic paste and save to MS Paint in background

I am trying to automate (Microsoft) Paint to paste and save with AutoHotKey while Paint is open behind a full screen program every time I press the PrtScn key. This is the sequence of events that I ...
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Building AutoHotKey shortcut

I've recently found AutoHotKey as an extremely valid tool to increase my productivity with keyboard but I'm unable to bind a shortcut and I can't figure out why. I'd like to have a shortcut to type ...
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How to quickly assign keyboard shortcuts to launch your favorite applications using autohotkey

In Windows (XP, 7, 8) how do you quickly assign keyboard shortcuts to launch your favorite applications using autohotkey when the application is active. In Keyboard utilities, you can launch your ...
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How to send/type a colon

I wish to send the following string to cmd: C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysql.exe -u root The problem is to send the colon, I tried Send, c:Send, \xampp\mysql\bin\mysql.exe -u root and Send, ...
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How to send Ctrl+F key combination in Autohotkey

I am trying to do run an Autohotkey script that would send a bunch of keystrokes to an active window (e.g windows explorer). I tried several things, but it all fails when it comes to ctrl... ^!r:: ...
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Is there a way to automate sending a keystroke to a program when audio finished playing?

I am looking at AutoHotkey or any other solution on Windows that would allow me to automate "detecting silence" and invoke some action when that happens.
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How to start IronAHK for Mac (Mono)?

I am a new Mac user and while I was on Windows I used to use AutoHotkey in order to assign NumPad keys for Photoshop shortcuts. I have heard that in order to do the same thing one can use IronAHK that ...
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Eclipse style autohotkey commands

Is autohotkey capable of interpreting hot-keys in the style of Ctrl+Shift+W I would assume a script like the following would work: ^+W :: ; Windows hotkeys (Ctrl+Shift+W) O:: Run Outlook ; ...
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Caplock remapping to modifier keys fails on keyboard repeat

I've remapped my Caps lock key to Ctrl+Alt+Shift based on this superuser answer ; Caps lock becomes ctrl+alt+shift *CapsLock:: SetKeyDelay -1 Send {Blind}{Ctrl DownTemp}{Alt DownTemp}{Shift ...
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Is it possible to start a second program on the Remote Desktop->Programs tab?

I have a accounting package called Southware. It is installed on a Windows 2003r2 server. Each user uses RDC (remote desktop connection) to connect to the server from their workstation (Win7 and ...
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Runnig a AutoHotKey script failed

I can run below script in SciTE4AotuHotKey: CapsLock::Send, {CTRLDOWN}{SHIFTDOWN}{SHIFTUP}{CTRLUP}{CTRLUP} return !^CapsLock::CapsLock CapsLock & j:: Send {Down} CapsLock & k:: Send ...
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syntax for SetKeyDelay in Autohotkey

In a application I am using, I want to 1. Create a new record (Ctrl+n) 2. Paste value from clip board (Ctrl+v) 3. Save record (Ctrl+s) when I just press "q", seems like creation of new record takes ...
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AHK: trigger replacement within a word

I use fake email addresses a lot when filling out test forms, and I've got an AHK snippet that spits out the @mailinator.com part of an email address for me when I hit `m: :*:``m::@mailinator.com ...
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How would I remap a dead key such as a comma?

I'm wanting to remap my dvorak keyboard to the following. The comma is supposed to be a dead key. How would you do this in autohotkey?
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Is it possible to make the Numpad 5 button work as the Numpad Down button while Num Lock is on?

I hope someone can help me out with this; I use a laptop and I like to play games a lot that are arrow key dependent. So after a while of using my laptop, I accidentally broke the Down Arrow key. So I ...
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How can i map Fn+[keys] to emulate multimedia keys (prev, pause, next song…) in a laptop?

Background: I have a new laptop than comes as usual, with a Fn key, and in the keyboard, the row with the regular function keys also is used for other functions like brightness, volume, turn ...
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Hit one key to hold a second key down, until third is pressed

I'm trying to get the following behavior with AutoHotKey: When the A key is pressed, AHK holds down the S key until the D key is pressed. The following script isn't working as expected: a:: Send ...
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Autohotkey Alt+O remap

I want to create a remap script for Alt+O. The program for data entry that I use has Alt+O to close the dialog box for 'OK' I would like to remap it to one of the following (because they are all on ...
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AutoHotkey cannot launch ClickOnce apps when launched at startup using Task Scheduler

I love AutoHotkey (AHK) and use it to launch all of my apps using AHK Command Picker. In order to get around restrictions put in place by the Windows 8 UAC I require my AHK scripts to run as ...
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how to script my own “pause” button for windows media player?

I want some way to create a shortcut button to pause windows media player. My keyboard doesn't come with a puase/play button, so I want to find a free way to mimic that.
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AutoHotkey media button for the NextSong button on Pandora

I tried doing the same thing that had been advised to do on the Play/pause pandora.com with a media key answer page. I simply replaced the XXX with 119 after running GetMediaKey - instead of 122 (it ...
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how can i make a gui checkbox trigger a macro in autohotkey?

I'm trying to make a GUI which will run different sets of macros depending on which boxes i check. but i dont want them to run until i click a GO button. the help files mention that checkboxes can ...
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Is there any way to hide the title bar of a program using AutoHotKey in Windows 8?

I wrote an AHK script to run a game (Space Empires V) in "fullscreen windowed" mode that does not support that mode, because it runs at a faster FPS in windowed mode for some reason, but I like the ...
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Emulating vi directional keys using AutoHotKey

Currently I am using following code for changing keyboard layout: //vim.ahk CapsLock::Send, {CTRLDOWN}{SHIFTDOWN}{SHIFTUP}{CTRLUP}{CTRLUP} return !^CapsLock::CapsLock CapsLock & j :: Send ...