Keyboard of my good old Dell Latitude D530 is very old and different keys start to be broken... the ] key close to Enter became super sensitive - it triggers even when I touch it only very very slightly... So it triggers every time I just move my fingers around, which is very annoying. Don't know what to do about this, I tried to clean everything under the key but it didn't help.

So, I though, would it be possible to write an Autohotkey script such that the key would trigger only if held for certain (pre-defined) time?

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    These keyboard go bad real quick from personal experience. Any real reason why you can't buy a new keyboard? They are less than 20$ USD on ebay from china. You can also use a USB keyboard and disable the old one meanwhile. – Natsu Kage Jan 25 at 16:45
  • @NatsuKage new keyboard for old Dell Latitude D530? They are still selling it? :-o – Tomas Jan 25 at 16:55
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    Yes. Of course not from Dell directly though. This was a popular laptop, so many parts are available. ex: ebay.com/itm/… – Natsu Kage Jan 25 at 16:57
  • Yep, new keyboard is best solution. – Moab Jan 25 at 17:05
  • thanks guys. But anyway, some temporary solution would come in handy. What about the Autohotkey script? – Tomas Jan 25 at 17:09

Hold the ] key for more than 0.2 seconds to send it:

$]::                   ; the dollar prefix forces the keyboard hook to be used
    KeyWait, ], T0.2  ; wait 0.2 seconds for ] to be released
    If (!ErrorLevel)  ; if the command isn't timed out 
        return        ; do nothing
    Send ]            ; otherwise send the key 
  • Amazing, thanks!! – Tomas Jan 26 at 11:53

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