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Author Topic: Keyboard Sounds  (Read 10076 times)

CleverCat

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Keyboard Sounds
« on: August 17, 2008, 04:16:19 AM »
Hi, I've been running this for a while - works great:

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~*shift::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\chimes.wav

~*alt::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\notify.wav

~*ctrl::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\ding.wav

Now I want to make other keys sound and I managed this
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~*a::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\Key.wav

How do I include the b to z keys without having to type each separately?

Thanks CleverCat  :D

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 07:20:55 PM »
is this an autohotkey question? surely we have some autohotkey people who can help with this.

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 08:01:15 PM »
Would be easier to install the free Jingle Keyboard
http://www.bestfreew...eeware-kdflhwed.html
http://jinglekeys.com/jinglekeys/

- or to purchase it's more advanced replacement, Talking Keyboard - but I haven't tried this one.
http://jinglekeys.com/talkingkeys/

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008, 08:40:43 PM »
Haven't done any scripting in AHK but, couldn't you just use an array or a loop statement?

...Jingle Keyboard

Not to be confused with that all time Christmas Classic "Jingle All the Way"!  :P
« Last Edit: August 28, 2008, 08:44:53 PM by SirSmiley »

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 08:56:56 PM »
here's a working example that defines keys in a range.

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keys = ``1234567890-=qwertyuiop[]\asdfghjkl;'zxcvbnm,./
Loop Parse, keys
   HotKey ~*%A_LoopField%, Hoty

Hoty:
   SoundBeep 999, 1
Return
Source: http://www.autohotke....php?p=111687#111687

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 07:19:32 AM »
Thanks guys - will be looking at all suggestions!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008, 07:42:15 AM »
I already use 'noisy keyboard' but was playing up and wanted to improve my AHK skills!

Lanux - it works - once I figured out it had to be inserted at beginning of script! I even changed the sound as my 'beep' stopped working...

I'm using a combination but maybe now I can figure out how to make the other keys like backspace/enter etc work on AHK! If not, I'll be back...  ;D

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 09:04:25 AM »
Lanux - it works - once I figured out it had to be inserted at beginning of script! I even changed the sound as my 'beep' stopped working...

i should have written some comments on the code but i reckon you had much more fun figuring it out. :D

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 03:58:21 AM »
 :Thmbsup:

I don't understand much about code, but it didn't take long to figure out where it went!

Any clues to including the few remaining keys like Enter/Bksp/Caps Lock/Tab :tellme:

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2008, 04:00:50 AM »
Same formula as my Shift/Alt/Control... http://img115.exs.cx/img115/8895/signquestion3xd.gif
Keyboard Sounds

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2008, 06:42:28 AM »
Same formula as my Shift/Alt/Control... http://img115.exs.cx/img115/8895/signquestion3xd.gif
Keyboard Sounds

yes, your earlier code should work fine, just copy-paste the lines below. :)

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;Enter/Bksp/Caps Lock/Tab
~*enter::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\chimes.wav
~*backspace::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\chimes.wav
~*capslock::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\chimes.wav
~*tab::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\chimes.wav
~*space::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\chimes.wav

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008, 08:34:25 AM »
Thanks - will report back when mission accomplished!  ;)

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2008, 08:17:14 AM »
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!  :Thmbsup:

I even 'customized' the wav's to my preference!  ;)

Just one small problem - sometimes the sounds lag behind the key press?

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2008, 11:03:27 AM »
sometimes the sounds lag behind the key press?

Previously, I haven't wanted to dazzle the community with my technical skills but this one I can't resist.

Press the keys more slowly.

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2008, 02:24:42 AM »
Not possible  ;) - although I type with one finger now due to my disability. I used to do 80 wpm!

My Brother says I type faster with one finger than he does with both hands!  ;D ;D


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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2008, 06:25:55 AM »
My Brother says I type faster with one finger than he does with both hands!  ;D ;D
I suspect that I belong in the same camp as your brother.
Sorry for the unhelpful interjection (well, almost mildly repentant). I'm sure that you'll get an informed response soon.

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2008, 07:41:15 AM »
Hey, we need all the humour we can get!

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2008, 05:18:16 PM »
Just one small problem - sometimes the sounds lag behind the key press?

due to the speed of keypresses, i'm afraid this is not possible to rectify unless the the .wav files are really short. maybe you can try the "wait" switch and see if it makes a difference. :)

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~*enter::SoundPlay, %A_WinDir%\Media\chimes.wav, Wait

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Re: Keyboard Sounds
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2008, 01:30:21 AM »
Will give that a try...  :Thmbsup: