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Windows 7: Underscore between spaces?

27 Nov 2011   #11
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

sounds like you need a keyboard reassignment program. try keytweak*, it's free. seems like a lot of trouble switching back and forth tho when shift-hyphen does the same thing.

the half teach mode allows you to map the '-/_' key (key 12) to the space bar (key 61). you'd still need to hit shift tho as it cannot invert the key function & it requires remapping/rebooting to switch back and forth. you may be able to find an easier remap utility elsewhere with google.

another help page on a found site: 'remapping the keyboard...'

(my logitech wireless keyboard allows me to assign shift-hyphen to one of the extra 'hot' keys along the top, so i only have to press one key to get an underscore, but it won't so map the space bar.)


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27 Nov 2011   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Download this:
AutoHotkey_L

make an .ahk script. To substitue _ for space in Explorer windows you could use this

Code:
GroupAdd,ExplorerGroup, ahk_class CabinetWClass
GroupAdd,ExplorerGroup, ahk_class ExploreWClass

#IfWinActive,ahk_group ExplorerGroup
  Space::_
Return
That's it.

If you run it as is and leave it in the tray, everything you type in an Explorer Window will have the substitution. If you just have this script

Code:
Space::_
Then the substitution will be system wide.
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27 Nov 2011   #13
marsmimar

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27 Nov 2011   #14
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

marsmimar - The two links you posted, lead to the same program. It writes to the windows registry which can be dangerous.

MilesAhead - I install the program and create a script with this command inside "Space::_", that's it ? And anywhere in Win7 when I hit spacebar a underscore will be placed ?
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27 Nov 2011   #15
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You run it and leave it in the System Tray. Look in AutoHotkey_L help file. Look for "Hotkey" in the index.

But basically key substitution scripts are that simple. If your script is
r::R

then every time you press the letter 'r' it will be capitalized.
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28 Nov 2011   #16
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That is nifty. I'm going to get this setup, give it a run.
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28 Nov 2011   #17
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

MilesAhead - What section of the docs did you find about placing a underscore between a space with the <spacebar> ? I looked, I can't find nothing.
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28 Nov 2011   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hotkey
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29 Nov 2011   #19
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I created the script for space, but AutoHotKeys prevents me from creating a space, anywhere. Example, create a text document and save it "info of something" and after each word hit space bar, it won't work it prevents space bar from working ?
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29 Nov 2011   #20
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Every time you press the spacebar you are going to get a '_' character. Isn't that what you asked for?

AutoHotKey already has a forum for script questions.
AutoHotkey Community - Mouse and Keyboard Macros and Hotkeys
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