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Windows 7: How can I set up a keyboard shortcut.

29 Nov 2012   #1

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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut.

Is there any way in Windows 7 that I could set up a keyboard shortcut that would paste a short predefined text field at the point of the cursor?

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02 Dec 2012   #2
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Welcome LeeInMo. It's actually quite easy with AutoHotkey. You can write a simple script to paste a line of text when you press a key combo, such as Ctrl+D, etc. (just don't use keys that windows uses like Ctrl+c, tec. )


AutoHotkey Tutorial: Macro and Hotkey Creation

for instance, you can use a letter not used by windows that starts your sentence

Send I want to put this text here (Just an example, the bold area would be the text string you desire)


Send Leave the door open when you leave (Just an example, the bold area would be the text string you desire)

You can string several together if you have several lines of text you use often, you just have to remember what the hotkey combo is

Send Install the font
Send Life is a beach
Send Ship to customer
Send Modify as needed
Send Golfballs have dimples
Send Request more information
Send Always talk to your manager first
Send Useless information
Send Technicians must be present
Send Diagnose problems
Send Night time is dark
Send Black is slimming
Send Quietly slink away
Send Knead the dough
Send Just about anything

You get the idea The return creates a return for a space.

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