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Howtoo: AutoHotKey Tutorial

 

It’s a steal at a tenner, get it whilst you can.

Forgive me Mother for I have sinned, it’s been just under one year since my last confusion, but I have been busy: being retired does that to you.

Heads up, .. if anyone wants a half decent 2.4G wireless keyboard and mouse, superb gentle key travel, and nice big keys as well to hammer away on. [ here’s the one in question from Amazon ]. It’ll never be a mechanical blue standard, but is good for what it is.

Picture supplied.

Now, I don’t know what type of build specifications that saw it constructed with a (Scroll Lock) on an 87 keyboard layout? – Nor why any of the right hand keys are laid out as they are, but they are! – (Pause Break) included.

Below is the AHK file to correct it to some semblance of normality.
Btw, don’t included the ——— etc ———- in your text file, (and yes), some plonker did, and then wondered by it ain’t working with errors popping up all over.

——— sof ——–

; – #KeyHistory used for debugging, .. leave as a rem statement,
; which is what a semi-colon does.
CapsLock::Ctrl

; – changing the sides of keyboard.
PrintScreen::Home
ScrollLock::PgUp
Pause::PgDn
Delete::End

; – providing an Apps Key
RAlt::AppsKey
Insert::AppsKey

; – ~ ` ¬ characters used and swopped out, and delete key is now below backspace key.
`::#
¬::~
#::Delete

——— eof ——–

Being as there’s no spare keys for the delete key, I’ve shoved it under the backspace where I feel comfortable with it being,

The [ # ] gate and [ ~ ] tidle are where those wired [ ¬ ] and [ ` ] are, and I for one will never use them at all.

I will also never use the (Insert Key), so have used it as a spare Apps-Key next to the Alternative Alt Key as well, (roughly where the AppKeys is found), and until I can think of something else to do with it, .. at least it won’t be overwriting my work as I type.

.. And as can be seen; that wretched CapsLock key was the first one that I killed off.

Tutor time: how to find out what key is, .. (HAS) being pressed on your keyboard.

; un-rem that #KeyHistory as below
; anywhere, but top is good.

——— sof ——–

#KeyHistory
CapsLock::Ctrl

; – changing the sides of keyboard.
PrintScreen::Home
ScrollLock::PgUp
Pause::PgDn
Delete::End

; – providing an Apps Key
RAlt::AppsKey
Insert::AppsKey

; – ~ ` ¬ characters used and swopped out, and delete key is now below backspace key.
`::#
¬::~
#::Delete

——— eof ——–

Run it in the AHK interpreter, (ie: right click and, .. RUN SCRIPT).
It might be in hidden ICONS, but find the script running, it’ll be a GREEN ‘H’.
Right click on it and, .. [ OPEN IT ]

You’ll be in something that looks an awful lot like Microsoft Notepad Editor, it ain’t.
Press VIEW, -> go down to HOT KEY HISTORY.
Outside the editor, then press they keys you’re trying to identity.
Go back into the Not Microsoft Editor and press F5 (to refresh), your keystrokes will have been recorded, .. along with Hex and VK numbers.

Kumbaya, ..

CAUTION, ..

IF! – You want the exe file, then it’s — [ HERE ] — MEGA BUT!!!!!

  • As with anything from the Internet, don’t run EXE files: that said, it’s from my site, and I’m not going to infected your computer with a virus.
    • So with that in mind, open the zip file, and then place the RT-rounder.exe file in your startup folder.
    • And you get to it by putting shell:startup after pressing the { WIN-R } keystroke command.
  • Legal rider, this file does not harm any of my machines.
    • But to be prudent from any legal action.
      • I must warn you to use this file at your own risk!

Thanks for reading, Jessica: Praise be the ORI.

 

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