Microsoft Office Keyboard RT9450 with scroll wheel works with Autohotkey

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    Paul A. Bristow

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    This excellent and much-loved keyboard with a scroll wheel that can be used by the left hand and copy cut and paste keys has not been usable since Windows 8 was pressed on us.

    There is no updated Windows 10 driver for this device but the existing drivers work as expected, except for the invaluable Scroll wheel.

    But a recent post by pondermatic

    https://gist.github.com/pondermatic/224790183061d1aeaff7

    requring a library file

    ; requires AHKHID library from https://github.com/jleb/AHKHID

    now makes it possible to use this device as originally intended.

    See reports at https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8005&p=65115#p65115

    I placed the files

    ahkhid.* files in C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\lib
    and keywheel.ahk in C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey
    and created a link to keywheel.ahk that is on my desktop.

    A double click on the desktop icon starts the keyboard scroll wheel working as it used to.

    Enjoy!

    Paul
     
    Paul A. Bristow, Jan 3, 2016
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    Pardon my ignorance, where are the ahkhid files downloaded from. The github.com site does not have an obvious link to get them.

    Thanks, Jim.
     
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    I need more idiot-proof instructions. Tried to follow this post and found that I did not have a sub folder "lib" in C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey and the instructions call for ahkhid.* files to be copied into that folder. I can only find one ahkhid.ahk file (not files, just one). Can someone provide specific step-by-step instructions and file locations?
     
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