Quote: Originally Posted by tuxxdk
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?
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.