The "Find" hotkey

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Southtxgirl7
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The "Find" hotkey

25 Apr 2020, 16:17

Hello,

I am new to Auto Hotkey and needed some help finding a script.

On my computer, the "CTRL" key plus the "F" key bring up a finder box. I want to make a new auto hot key that will be the "Windows" key with the "F" key.

I know how make the script part. It should look like this.
#v::

But I don't know what to put in the second line to tell it to bring up the finder box. Usually it's "send, ...." I need to know what to put after the send,.

Can anyone help me with that?

Thank you,
Southtxgirl7
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Re: The "Find" hotkey

25 Apr 2020, 18:41

Try this:

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$#f::Send, ^f
It means: when I press "Windows" key with the "f" key, send "control" key with the "f" key (to bring up a find box).
^ symbol means control key - see Send command.
Due to fact that this hotkey sends key which also triggers it ("f" key), we had to add $ prefix to hotkey definition.

You can also write it like this:

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$#f::
Send, ^f 
return
Southtxgirl7
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Re: The "Find" hotkey

28 Apr 2020, 15:15

Hello,

Thank you for your help.

I found that it works like this:

#f::
Send, {Ctrl down}f{Ctrl up}
return


Another question, is there a way for Auto Hotkey to come up automatically every day when I start my computer?

Thank you,

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Re: The "Find" hotkey

28 Apr 2020, 15:31

Southtxgirl7 wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 15:15
Another question, is there a way for Auto Hotkey to come up automatically every day when I start my computer?
Please compare https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/FAQ.htm#Startup

Using the task scheduler can be an alternative.

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