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Windows 7: Is there a way that I can create on-screen hotkeys?

03 Jan 2019   #1
BeardWix

Windows 7 Ultimate K x64
 
 
Is there a way that I can create on-screen hotkeys?

So I'm working on a project with a video editing software, and I need to constantly repeat the same motions again and again. If I can just reduce one click, I can simply keep my mouse on the same spot and just click it over and over to do what I need, but right now I need to keep on moving my mouse around, clicking, and repeating that process all the time.
Do you guys get that? It's a little badly written, but I don't know how else to describe it.

So I was just repeating this inefficient process, then I remembered that on Android emulators like Nox, there are options to add hotkeys on the screen, for example, pressing a certain key acts as a click to a certain part of the screen.
That would solve my problem, and I'm wondering if there's a way to use something to achieve the same effect. I looked it up, and all that pops up is just instructions on how to use default keyboard shortcuts, which is not what I'm trying to do.

So, a couple things:
1. The video editing software itself does not have a shortcut to the button that I'm using.
2. I'm not looking to achieve a certain task, like changing a window or editing text, but to press on a certain part of the screen.
3. I would much prefer if the keyboard shortcut can be simple, like assigning a certain key (like "M") to click on a certain part of the screen.

Can you guys help me? Thank you!


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03 Jan 2019   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Beardwix,

not sure if this is what your after, (Vista tutorial works on 7)

General Tips - Keyboard Shortcut | Vista Forums

Roy
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03 Jan 2019   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You might want to try investigating the program Autohotkey. With it you can create code that can perform certain functions and macros. There are even programs that can automatically write the Autohotkey code, but I never had luck with those myself. Autohotkey does have a help forum. Once you understand it, its capabilities are pretty broad.

AutoHotkey
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03 Jan 2019   #4
BeardWix

Windows 7 Ultimate K x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Beardwix,

not sure if this is what your after, (Vista tutorial works on 7)

General Tips - Keyboard Shortcut | Vista Forums

Roy
This is, sadly, not what I'm after. I already mentioned that I'm not trying to perform a certain function but am trying to press a certain button on a program. It's sort of helpful though, currently reading it but it's definitely not what I can use in this situation..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
You might want to try investigating the program Autohotkey. With it you can create code that can perform certain functions and macros. There are even programs that can automatically write the Autohotkey code, but I never had luck with those myself. Autohotkey does have a help forum. Once you understand it, its capabilities are pretty broad.

AutoHotkey

I will look into that! Looks too hard for me though..
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03 Jan 2019   #5
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello BeardWix

I found this program after a brief online search. The program is called Auto Clicker for Windows. You can download a trial version. It appears to do what you want as it has feature to send mouse clicks to screen location and it can assign mouse or keyboard shortcuts. Auto Clicker for Windows | Auto Clicker Download Clicker and Automate Mouse Cursor

Alternative programs in the automate mouse clicks variety appear here: automate mouse clicks
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03 Jan 2019   #6
BeardWix

Windows 7 Ultimate K x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Hello BeardWix

I found this program after a brief online search. The program is called Auto Clicker for Windows. You can download a trial version. It appears to do what you want as it has feature to send mouse clicks to screen location and it can assign mouse or keyboard shortcuts. Auto Clicker for Windows | Auto Clicker Download Clicker and Automate Mouse Cursor

Alternative programs in the automate mouse clicks variety appear here: automate mouse clicks
Ha, I know that program from the times I played Cookie Clicker years ago!

I didn't read your reply very well and was just about to start saying that this was just an autoclicker, but there is a function to press on a certain part of the screen, which is what I needed.

I do believe this can solve my problem; Thank you very much!
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04 Jan 2019   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeardWix View Post
I will look into that! Looks too hard for me though..

Yeah, I know it is, but it was the only think I could think of. Looks like you may have found a solution.
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05 Jan 2019   #8
Beavis4ever

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
for SIMPLE , try (googling) tinytask.exe

If simplicity is very important, tinytask.exe has gone to the extreme. You perform what ever mouse actions you want repeated, and tinytask repeats this sequence. I can't remember all the details, but I do remember that the sequence of mouse moves/clicks that you turn into a macro can be performed at various different speeds and as high as 50X or 100X faster than your original moves. Also, you can compile your macros(I think it was a right click menu option), which becomes a desktop icon that launches your macro when you double-click it. Whether or not the compile feature is something you could use, I think it is worth checking out.


{Autohotkey -> Tiger} would be like {tinytask.exe -> Amoeba)
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