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 lipsum.com 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?


  • Easy as ... www.jophink.com/copytexty/ -- i add Ctrl + Q => Lorem ipsum ... – user956584 Apr 17 '15 at 9:40

Autohotkey will do exactly that (although there are many similar apps). See http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Hotstrings.htm 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. – Chris Voon Apr 14 '15 at 6:05
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    This answer would be much more useful if it actually showed how to use Autohotkey to do this – Zach Saucier Aug 5 '16 at 13:13
  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
  • 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
  • Complete instruction - yourtechtamer.com/blog/2011/08/… – pocheptsov Jan 15 '16 at 15:41
  • Nice solution Azhar, handy for my 26 letter work domain name. – bwash70 Oct 3 '17 at 8:31

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