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UseKeyAsModifier


Designates a key that will be used as a modifier in hotkey triggers. The key's normal function is disabled until you load a new hotkey file, turn hotkeys off, or close HotkeyNet.

Syntax

<UseKeyAsModifier key>

Parameter

Key is the name of a key.


Remarks

There are six modifiers on the keyboard: the shift keys, control keys, and alt keys. They are called modifiers because you can use them as prefixes in hotkey triggers like this:


<Hotkey Shift F3>

But suppose you want to use a non-modifier like Q in place of Shift:


<Hotkey Q F3>

Normally you can't do that, but UseKeyAsModifer makes it possible. Simply put the following line at the top of your hotkey file:


<UseKeyAsModifier Q>

Now you can use Q like any other modifier. For example, you could write:


<Hotkey Q F3>
<Hotkey lshift Q X>
<Hotkey Q alt F1>
<Hotkey ralt Q rctrl backspace>

The downside is that the new modifier no longer performs its normal function. For example, when Q is a modifier it no longer types the letter Q. Normal function is restored when you load a new hotkey file, turn hotkeys off, or close HotkeyNet.

You can have up to sixteen additional modifiers active at one time.


Example

The following lines add three modifiers:


<UseKeyAsModifier 1>
<UseKeyAsModifier Tab>
<UseKeyAsModifier NumpadPgUp>

Related topics

Hotkey


This page was last revised on January 26, 2009

 
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