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Windows 7: How to make keyboard keystroke combinations into desktop icons

05 Apr 2017   #11
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OH Oh Looks like there is possible hope with nircmd, eh? Gonna take a look. Can't hurt


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05 Apr 2017   #12
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
try Ctrl+Alt+Delete
tried it, no dice
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05 Apr 2017   #13
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So guys, your opinions counts with me. That is why I am here! will these two programs work on the majority of kestrokes combinations? ya think yes/no or don't know
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05 Apr 2017   #14
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

I've not used either for anything other than short batch files, so am not sure. I'd feel better qualified to answer if I had a couple specific examples of what you want to do.
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05 Apr 2017   #15
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Uhh @ age 69 & likely any age, recalling needed numerous keystrokes over the lapse of time for an example is difficult. On the other end the choices other than my specific requested example are quite overwhelming indeed [See: Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts - printable cheatsheet, also quite difficult. Thus, the way my post was structured comes into play, I
thought, and that.

any suggestions welcome friends, Jim
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05 Apr 2017   #16
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesEJ View Post
Uhh @ age 69 & likely any age, recalling needed numerous keystrokes over the lapse of time for an example is difficult. ...

any suggestions welcome friends, Jim
Hi Jim - understood. Open a notepad file, save it to your desktop (name it something easy) and minimize it to the taskbar. Now, whenever you're on the computer and come across the need for your task bring up the notepad file and write it down and clik the save and minimize. No 'recall' needed with this method. Put the machine's memory to work for you . If you are in the habit of turning off your computer often, not to worry if you forget to save. The shutdown sequence will offer you a 'save' opportunity.
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06 Apr 2017   #17
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
try Ctrl+Alt+Delete
tried it, no dice
One cannot programmatically invoke Ctrl-Alt-Del or have a program intercept and detect events to or from this key combination in any way. Of course, this is a design feature, because if an app goes rouge this serves as your defence.

It’s not impossible however.


For hotkey automation, AutoIt3 is the best tool for the job.

Windows’ builtin languages Batch and VBScript cannot be used to set up custom hotkey combinations. You might be able to achieve something with PowerShell but the solution won’t be straight forward, and these languages aren’t really designed to run indefinitely.
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06 Apr 2017   #18
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
..For hotkey automation, AutoIt3 is the best tool for the job.
Thanks. but all that script variability boggled my brain cells to no end. Could be something simple but I cannot tell, so I passed on that.

Any thoughts are welcome, Jim
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