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SOLVED Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Rev.Larry, Nov 17, 2018.

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    Rev.Larry

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    Is it possible to create a special keyboard shortcut? What I would like to do is to create a shortcut that would type the following for me: .com
    I'm 62, retired with some brain damage. Most of the time I can follow instructions fairly well. If there is an app that would do this please let me know.

    May God be with you,

    Rev.Larry
     
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    It would depend upon what your Browser allows and doesn't run afoul of some Windows key combinations, may have to be 3 keys involved. In a word processor program such as WordPerfect, Lotus WordPro, Microsoft Word, etc., or other programs they could work as a Macro. And there's a lot of URL extensions [part of a Domain name] available now in comparison to back in the '90s, the list here is just a sample:
    https://iwantmyname.com/domains
    I've tried some unsuccessfully as they usually didn't same any time but then I've used typing since high school.
     
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    Give AutoHotKey a try.
    I just inserted the ".com" above using this simple script
    Code (Text):
    ^j::
    Send, .com
    return
    USE this link and read
    Section 1 "The Basics"
    Parts A and B

    Read them again and then give it a try.
    https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Tutorial.htm#s12
     
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    Thank you. I used to write "exe"'s way back when my brain worked properly. I am fairly knowledgeable with domain structures and computers in general. I just haven't succeeded at creating a keyboard shortcut. :( Some way, somehow we'll find a way. I thank you for your attempt.
     
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    The script I showed above uses Ctrl + J to insert .com which is what I thought you wanted.

    AutoHotKey is the way or at least a way.
    You're almost certainly going to need a third party program and that's the simplest one I could find that would do what you wanted to do.
     
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    I have installed AutoHotKey but I don't think that I did it right. Would anyone please walk me through it, please keep in mind that I do have some minor brain damage, it is minor but I should be able to follow your directions. Please have patients and offer your talent.

    Thank you and may God bless.
     
    Rev.Larry, Nov 20, 2018
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    I found an app for free that works great at creating a keyboard shortcut. It's called Copy Text Basic.
     
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