Typing certain text before opening a window with a shortcut

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ndiaz
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Typing certain text before opening a window with a shortcut

11 Nov 2017, 20:50

Ctrl+H opens the Find and Replace window in a program I'm using. After running a Replace All operation, the cursor is left at the very last replacement, but I want it to go back to its starting position. I plan on doing this with a simple trick: inserting GOBACK at my current cursor position before running a Replace All, then finding the GOBACK and deleting it.

I have this:

~^H::
Send GOBACK
return

The problem is that it inserts GOBACK into the Find field, i.e., it's typed after the Find and Replace window is opened. What I need is for it to be typed before the window is opened, so I'm guessing a pass-through is not what I need here, what can I do?

Thank you!
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Barney
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Re: Typing certain text before opening a window with a shortcut

11 Nov 2017, 23:15

try this:

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^h::
Send GOBACK^h
return
ndiaz
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Re: Typing certain text before opening a window with a shortcut

11 Nov 2017, 23:20

Thank you Barney, that sends "GOBACKGOBACKGOBACKGOBACKGOBACKGOBACKGOBACKGOBACKGOBACKGOBACKGOBACKGOBACK", etc. multiple times and never actually opens the Find and Replace window . I think I've found the solution: adding a $ in front of the hotkey, like this:

$^h::
Send GOBACK
Send ^h
return

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