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by Sebastian42
01 May 2019, 20:48
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?

Sad to say, INSERT is still switching randomly (?) to Overtype, so the above was not a solution. Does that mean Autohotkeys is NOT implicated in the fault ?
by Sebastian42
01 May 2019, 02:56
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?

There is no error message, and so far INSERT has not been changed to Overtype - so this might be the solution I was looking for.
by Sebastian42
30 Apr 2019, 06:00
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?

I tested clicking 'select all' and sure enough that is what happened. I have added the code to a batch file in the StartUp folder which used to launch Autohotkeys and an ahk. If I do not get an error code at reboot, it will be a matter of time to see if random switching to overtype still occurs. I g...
by Sebastian42
29 Apr 2019, 23:55
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?

As stated above, I added that code of your into StartUp and it triggered an error message which I would like to post a snap of, but don't know how to achieve that.The text in it runs as follows : Error at line 1. Line Text: Code: Select all Error: This line does not contain a recognized action. The ...
by Sebastian42
29 Apr 2019, 23:18
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?

I have added a shortcut to that script into the StartUp folder - and am hoping for the best.
by Sebastian42
29 Apr 2019, 06:10
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?

I've had this happen several times while testing my Autohotkey scripts. I don't know why it happens, since I don't usually use the Insert key in my scripts. It could be as simple as me accidentally pressing Insert or maybe it's an example of keyboard ghosting, where pressing a bunch of keys at once...
by Sebastian42
29 Apr 2019, 06:00
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?

The kind of scripts I run - some 50 of them - are pressing a windows key and another to insert a string of text. I also have a script to close save and close spreadsheets. "check the keyhistory pane" - please introduce me to that; never heard of it before. Googling it revealed a code "keybdhook:" Do...
by Sebastian42
27 Apr 2019, 05:16
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?

It is not that I do not want overtype - it is that I do not want it switched on at random.
by Sebastian42
25 Apr 2019, 01:04
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Is Autohokeys causing unwanted switch to overtype ?

I have used Autohotkeys for years. More recently I've been experiencing unwanted random switching from INSERT to OVERTYPE - in documents, chats, mail and elsewhere. Swapping keyboards, and their connections (PS/2 v USB) has left the problem intact. A dozen HELP forums have been unable to give me a s...
by Sebastian42
25 Mar 2019, 06:08
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: unexpected AHK bahaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: unexpected AHK behaviour

Since the responses to this thread seem to have petered out, I exploited the fact that I make a clone of my system every week - tested that latest clone and discovered that AHK behaved as required. So I have reverted to that as my continuing system. Updating the changes since the clone was made was ...
by Sebastian42
24 Mar 2019, 08:45
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: unexpected AHK bahaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: unexpected AHK bahaviour

I am running the scripts in batchfiles - shortcuts to which, are what I click. I have experimented with increasing the delay between the troublesome AHK and the next element - to no avail. I have also tried clicking the batch file instead of its shortcut - NO improvement. I did a REPAIR - and there ...
by Sebastian42
24 Mar 2019, 00:35
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: unexpected AHK bahaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: unexpected AHK bahaviour

I can do that, but would rather not, unless it is really necessary. So I'll reveal an anomaly. That one and the same AHK is part of many batch files, which differ only in the 'object' of the AHK. One of those works the right way reliably - DESPITE Context menu's 'edit' being in BOLD. Others might wo...
by Sebastian42
23 Mar 2019, 20:51
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: unexpected AHK bahaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: unexpected AHK bahaviour

I have other AHKs (for entering text) which work, so Autohotkeys is installed, launched and running.
The first entry of the AHK's context menu (in BOLD) is 'Edit'.
by Sebastian42
23 Mar 2019, 17:56
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: unexpected AHK bahaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 670

unexpected AHK bahaviour

What would cause running an AHK to open in a text editor instead of performing its function ?
by Sebastian42
22 Mar 2019, 06:40
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: addition of one line of code to an existing AHK Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 729

AHK opening in text editor instead of 'doing a job'. Topic is solved

I was going to make a new thread - because the substance is different - but since my experimenting with the above appears to precede my new difficulties, I will post here, and you can always move it to a new thread if you think that is better. For years, to efficiently DOUBLE-save excel spreadsheets...
by Sebastian42
21 Mar 2019, 06:26
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: addition of one line of code to an existing AHK Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: addition of one line of code to an existing AHK Topic is solved

I'm happy and grateful to report that without getting a degree in AutoHotKeys, I was able to achieve my aim, by just inserting "SetNumLockState, On" at the very top of the code. Rather than post [which I am sure to do incorrectly] the code you asked for, I'll give you the 'heading' in the script. ; ...
by Sebastian42
20 Mar 2019, 17:30
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: addition of one line of code to an existing AHK Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: addition of one line of code to an existing AHK Topic is solved

Thank you so much. I added your code at the top of the AHK, below the last line starting with #, but 'Code: Select All' kept triggering an error message saying 'does not contain a recognised action' for various permutations of those three words. When I left it out completely, the AHK created an icon...
by Sebastian42
20 Mar 2019, 06:04
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: addition of one line of code to an existing AHK Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 729

addition of one line of code to an existing AHK Topic is solved

I need to activate NUMLOCK before running an AHK - I expect that it means adding one line of code to the existing AHK. I have no idea what that code would be, and hoped I could be given it holus bolus by this forum, without having to learn/research 'all' the mechanics of Autohotkey.
by Sebastian42
15 Mar 2019, 16:31
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Moving the TaskBar
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Moving the TaskBar

Thank you. I managed to get the AHK icon showing in the systray. After pressing NUMLOCK, then the Winkey and numpad6, the Task Bar moved to the left, NOT to the right. Response to '8' was correct (but unwanted). I can move the bar to the right manually, but not by autohotkey I suspect the Sidebar fo...
by Sebastian42
15 Mar 2019, 05:57
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Moving the TaskBar
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Moving the TaskBar

Having added that last missing '}', now clicking the AHK no longer triggers an error window. Nor does ANYTHING appear to happen. Presumably, if there are no errors, then some hotkeys have been enabled. I deduce from the code that those hotkeys are Numpad 8 (top), 2(bottom), 4 (left) and 6 (right) Af...

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