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  • A Modular Hotkey System (AutoHotKey)

    For my StrangeLoop workshop I had to do a lot of powerpoint work. To streamline this, I made over 20 AutoHotKey shortcuts to run various ribbon commands. To avoid polluting my keyboard I built them all into a general-purpose system. All shortcuts started by clicking the thumb mouse button and then quickly pressing 1-2 keys in sequence.

    #IfWinActive ahk_exe POWERPNT.EXE
        pp_cmd := Map("a2", {cmd: "{alt}adu.2", info: "Set animation time to .2 seconds"}
        , "fh", {cmd: "{alt}hgoh", info: "Flip horizontal"} ; etc etc
    pp_input := "?"
    pp_info := ""
    for pkey, pval in pp_cmd {
        pp_input .=  "," . pkey
        pp_info .= Format("{1:-20}{2:-1}`n",pkey,
    ih := InputHook("L2 C T1",, pp_input)
    if (ih.Wait() == "Match") {
        if (ih.Match == "?") {
        else {
    ; Mouse thumb button, you can change this to something else

    Pressing ? will show all of the commands along with descriptions.

    How it Works