1.    24 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    How do I program a keyboard key to print my email address


    There are many occasions to enter your email address. Is there a way to program a key to do this?
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  2.    24 Sep 2017 #2
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    I see you're using a HP laptop....HP (with desktops) used to have keyboards that had special keyboard keys to do just that. I had one that had these functions....it had an internet key, mail key, music key and a few others. I've not seen a laptop that had these functions. The only other keyboards that do is are aftermarket keyboards that have the ability to add macros. Where you can assign different functions to a specific key or set of keys. I don't know of any 3rd party software that can do this.
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  3.    24 Sep 2017 #3
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  4.    24 Sep 2017 #4
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the suggestion. Nothing has worked so far. It looks like macros only work with word processing. I simply want to press a key and have my email address printed since it's so long. Pain to input each time.
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  5.    24 Sep 2017 #5
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    Thread Starter

    I found a solution to the problem and it works just fine. Go to this URL. https://autohotkey.com/
    Mel
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  6.    24 Sep 2017 #6
    Join Date : Sep 2017
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    Win10 Pro and Home

    I convert a .cmd file or a .vbs file to an .exe for .cmd file

    @echo off
    echo saintnick@northpole.com | clip the key above the enter key makes the | symbol

    in vbs script

    Dim stringString ="saintnick@gmail.com"Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")WshShell.Run "cmd.exe /c echo "& String &"|clip",0, TRUE

    For a Shortcut
    cmd.exe /c echo Whatever Text| clip
    Last edited by alzio2020; 24 Sep 2017 at 15:20.
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  7.    24 Sep 2017 #7
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    Thread Starter

    I think I get all that Alzio, but don't see what triggers it. In other words, what do you do to get Saintnick@gmail.com to print? Being fairly dumb this afternoon.
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