Contents tagged with Autohotkey

  • Re-assigning Dell Latitude media keys (E6520 and up)

    Tags: Autohotkey

    The Dell Latitude E6520, E6530 and E6540 all come with a numeric keypad that contains an extra row of keys. These "media keys" are labeled Calc, Previous Track, Play/Pause and Next Track. By default, these are assigned using the Dell Feature Pack that comes pre-installed on the machines (or which you can re-install manually).

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  • Autohotkey Autoinclude

    Tags: Autohotkey

    If you like Autohotkey, you probably have a lot of scripts you use or want to try out on a number of different computers. This leads to 2 challenges: running a lot of scripts separately is inconvenient (many separate AHK processes, many startup tasks), but combining them by hand is tedious at best. Also, you can sync scripts using OneDrive or Dropbox, but not all scripts may make sense (or even work) on all machines. In my case, I only use Outlook and Lync on my work laptop, so all the Outlook/Lync hotkeys only need to be active on that machine.

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  • Autohotkey introduction

    Tags: Autohotkey

    Often when people look over my shoulder (or are watching a presentation I am giving), they ask how I get my computer to perform specific tasks without ever touching my mouse. I could write on a long-winded post on being the master of your own tools and all that, but the answer is actually quite simple: I use AutoHotkey. Their tagline says it all: Automation. Hotkeys. Scripting.

    Using Autohotkey (or AHK for insiders), you can automate virtually anything by sending keypresses and mouse clicks. You can create hotkeys, auto-expanding strings (convertion "burl" into "http://tijmenvdk.nl/" for instance), create an entire GUI if you want to, and easily compile scripts into portable executables.

    To give you an idea of the things I do with Autohotkey:

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