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Unread 22-11-2007, 03:57 AM   #1
kingcobra
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assigning function keys other shortcut values

hello
can somebody please tell me can you assign a function key the same
functionality as a combination of other keys.
i want to do this for just 1 program where 1 want to use ctrl a and alt n
shortcuts a lot.
i would like to make f12 send ctrl n to the program and say f11 send alt n
to the program.
does anybody know how to do this?

thanks very much
brendan
 
Unread 22-11-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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Re: assigning function keys other shortcut values

No you cannot.
"kingcobra" <kingcobra@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> hello
> can somebody please tell me can you assign a function key the same
> functionality as a combination of other keys.
> i want to do this for just 1 program where 1 want to use ctrl a and alt n
> shortcuts a lot.
> i would like to make f12 send ctrl n to the program and say f11 send alt n
> to the program.
> does anybody know how to do this?
>
> thanks very much
> brendan



 
Unread 23-11-2007, 03:57 AM   #3
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Re: assigning function keys other shortcut values

does anybody know the signal that gets sent to software when you press
combinations of keys like say ctrl + a?
thanks very much
 
Unread 26-11-2007, 02:57 PM   #4
Bob I
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Re: assigning function keys other shortcut values

Have at it.
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device...kscan-map.mspx

kingcobra wrote:

> hello
> can somebody please tell me can you assign a function key the same
> functionality as a combination of other keys.
> i want to do this for just 1 program where 1 want to use ctrl a and alt n
> shortcuts a lot.
> i would like to make f12 send ctrl n to the program and say f11 send alt n
> to the program.
> does anybody know how to do this?
>
> thanks very much
> brendan


 
Unread 26-11-2007, 03:57 PM   #5
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Re: assigning function keys other shortcut values

Nice one (thanks for the info!) but perhaps not entirely suitable
for the OP:
- He wants it just for one program. This technique applies to all
programs and all users.
- If I understand the article correctly then editing this registry
location will modify they keyboard layout. It won't let the OP
generate Alt+N when pressing F11.


"Bob I" <birelan***********> wrote in message
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> Have at it.
> http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device...kscan-map.mspx
>
> kingcobra wrote:
>
>> hello
>> can somebody please tell me can you assign a function key the same
>> functionality as a combination of other keys.
>> i want to do this for just 1 program where 1 want to use ctrl a and alt n
>> shortcuts a lot.
>> i would like to make f12 send ctrl n to the program and say f11 send alt
>> n to the program.
>> does anybody know how to do this?
>>
>> thanks very much
>> brendan

>



 
Unread 27-11-2007, 03:57 PM   #6
Bob I
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Re: assigning function keys other shortcut values

Yep in re-reading the OP that's correct. The fix would be to "jigger"
the program itself to understand "F11" was Alt+N.

Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
> Nice one (thanks for the info!) but perhaps not entirely suitable
> for the OP:
> - He wants it just for one program. This technique applies to all
> programs and all users.
> - If I understand the article correctly then editing this registry
> location will modify they keyboard layout. It won't let the OP
> generate Alt+N when pressing F11.
>
>
> "Bob I" <birelan***********> wrote in message
> news:O1uqjhDMIHA.2432@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>
>>Have at it.
>>http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device...kscan-map.mspx
>>
>>kingcobra wrote:
>>
>>
>>>hello
>>>can somebody please tell me can you assign a function key the same
>>>functionality as a combination of other keys.
>>>i want to do this for just 1 program where 1 want to use ctrl a and alt n
>>>shortcuts a lot.
>>>i would like to make f12 send ctrl n to the program and say f11 send alt
>>>n to the program.
>>>does anybody know how to do this?
>>>
>>>thanks very much
>>>brendan

>>

>
>


 
Unread 27-11-2007, 11:57 PM   #7
kingcobra
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Re: assigning function keys other shortcut values

bob have you any idea how to do that?
 
Unread 28-11-2007, 02:57 PM   #8
Bob I
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Re: assigning function keys other shortcut values

No idea how the "mystery program works", or if there is any changes
allowed in its setting. A third party solution may be to create an
AutoIt script an try to intercept the F key press, and send an "Alt+key"
press instead. (AutoIT is available for free at the authors web site)

kingcobra wrote:

> bob have you any idea how to do that?


 
Unread 04-12-2007, 07:14 PM   #9
kingcobra
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Re: assigning function keys other shortcut values

ok
thanks very much
i will try to use autoit
i just want any solution
a script that sends keys that could be ran when you press a key would work
fine
there are many apps to run files or executables that could run the script i
think
 
 

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