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Windows 7: Hotkeys like found on Linux.

09 Dec 2010   #1
tuxxdk

Windows 7 Ultimate US x64
 
 
Hotkeys like found on Linux.

Hello,

I am desperately seeking information on how to set misc Hotkeys for actions like volume and programs and such.

I'll much like to avoid keyboards with tonnes of "multimediakeys".

Am I in bad luck here or is there hope?

TIA


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09 Dec 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

iHOME Multimedia Keyboard IH-K200MB Wired Keyboard

This one has a 12 buttons, six per side, dedicated to programs
From top left going anticlockwise:
Sleep
Internet Browser
Email Client (needs to be set)
Favorites Folder
Calculator
My Computer
Stop
Play/Pause
Volume Down
Volume Up
Mute
Default Media Player

Most buttons can be set, as well. Easy Peezy.

Also, here is a list of all windows 7 hot keys as pre-set by Microsoft:

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts (Accelerator Keys or Hotkeys) Full Listing My Digital Life
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09 Dec 2010   #3
tuxxdk

Windows 7 Ultimate US x64
 
 

Hello

I have might have been unprecise but I am looking for a software solution.

Being a Linux user for over 10 years I am much addicted to the built in native feature on that platform and are looking for a similair feature on Windows.

I know many are fond of advanced keyboards and I fear that they are populair due to the lack of that feature on Windows. But I am perfectly happy with the keyboard I already have.

So... Am I in bad luck in that regard? :-)
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09 Dec 2010   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tuxxdk View Post
Hello,

I am desperately seeking information on how to set misc Hotkeys for actions like volume and programs and such.

I'll much like to avoid keyboards with tonnes of "multimediakeys".

Am I in bad luck here or is there hope?

TIA
This free programming language makes it easy to write your own:

AutoIt v3 - Automate and Script Windows Tasks - For Free!

Also if you go on the forum example scripts you may see some already done by users:

Example Scripts - AutoIt Forums

By default AutoIt3 programs put an icon in the system tray. You use the HotKeySet() function to assign a function to run when that hotkey is pressed. It has many built in functions to set the volume, open/close the optical drive tray etc..

The AutoIt3 syntax is easy to learn. Very similar to basic. If..Then..Else statements.
For..Next loops etc.. Not hard to figure out at all.
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09 Dec 2010   #5
tuxxdk

Windows 7 Ultimate US x64
 
 

Brilliant! I'll take a closer look on that after work is over :-)

Thanks.
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