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Is there a way to save a text line with a shortcut key ?

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  1. geno368

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    Is there a way to save a text line with a shortcut key kinda like a macro?
    For example, In facebook, I want a text line like "Happy, happy birthday!!!!" to assign a shortcut key to to this so I don't have to keep typing it day after day.
     
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    Yes! There are a couple of different ways to go about this hardware or software.

    Hardware:
    You can either, invest in a keyboard with programable macro keys - I have one and would highly recommend it. You essentially 'record' keystrokes to an additional key on the keyboard, and then when you press that key, the string of keystokes you recorded gets played back. This is especially useful in games as the next method will not work in most games

    Software:
    Alternatively you could look into creating a script using wscript in powershell that sends the keys you set in order, create a shortcut to the script one it has been made, then set a key combination to the shortcut under the properties menu. But this isn't the easiest method to use as the window focusing can be an issue.

    So your best bet for software might be to use an already established application to do this such as "AutoHotkey" - Its highly customisable but requires a bit of learning to understand how to construct macros in it. However there are plenty of tutorials online.
     
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    Thanks for the info....
     
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