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Author Topic: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window  (Read 2080 times)

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There have been requests from all over web, but I could not find one decent tool to do this. (Closest was MLHotKey but dev stopped in 2008 and it reverts @ startup).  We need a small, lightweight and portable tool to do this!
Here's a description from reddit: https://www.reddit.c...ool_to_hotkey_mouse/

The requirements:
1. User should be able to assign a hotkey to a specific window.
2. Give us at least 10 entries (windows) to assign hotkeys to.
3. 100% Portable


Let me know if you guys know of any software that does this.  Otherwise, someone has to make this and fulfill netizen's requests :D

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Re: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 05:56 AM »
I think that's a very nice idea.. It sounds like a perfect app for NANY 2018.

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Re: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 09:46 AM »
I can easily do this one.

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Re: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 01:22 AM »
*squeeeeaal*
omg skwire, please do! I love your apps! I am still using sPlaylistmaker and splat daily!


I will give FULL feedback anytime!

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Re: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 02:12 AM »
I use Win+<number> to set focus of the required window.
Obviously I do not run more than 9 programs at a time.

Regards,

Anand


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Re: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 04:12 AM »
I use Win+<number> to set focus of the required window.
Obviously I do not run more than 9 programs at a time.
Regards,
     Anand
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Re: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 04:55 PM »
@anandcoral. Thank you for reminding; I only remembered, when I read it.

^ maybe point out that it's RightWin+UpperNumbers  Well, on my desktop anyway

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Re: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 10:31 PM »
Here's the initial release. Unless somebody comes up with a better name, it's currently called WHAT (Window Hotkey Activator Tool).  Here's a couple of screenshots:

main.pngIDEA:  Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window

options.pngIDEA:  Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window

Notes:
  • The matching comprises the following criteria: process name, window title, and window class.  You will almost certainly have to play around a bit with the text to get certain windows to activate and, even then, some may not.  Furthermore, you do not need to use all three criterion for a given hotkey.  Don't be afraid to experiment.
  • While the add/edit hotkey dialog is open, all hotkeys are disabled.  They are enabled after you click the save button or close the add/edit hotkey dialog.
  • Checkboxes in the main list enable and disable individual hotkeys.
  • You can assign the same hotkey to multiple entries and it will activate all the windows in top-down order.  You can easily change the order in the list.
  • Check out the Options menu for a few usability options.
  • The hotkey selection GUI is such that you can use just about any combination of keys, mouse buttons, and modifiers.  Go crazy.

Download here:  http://skwire.dcmemb...m/apps/what/WHAT.zip

Once we get closer to the turn of the year, I'll add this to the 2018 NANY page.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 03:41 AM »
Once we get closer to the turn of the year, I'll add this to the 2018 NANY page.   :Thmbsup:
Excellent  :Thmbsup:
I suggest to add option 'Always on top' to have additional benefit for a window.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: IDEA: Need a tool to hotkey mouse or keyboard to focus a window
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 01:29 AM »
I suggest to add option 'Always on top' to have additional benefit for a window.

Can do.

Please direct any new replies to the WHAT (Window Hotkey Activator Tool) NANY 2018 thread for this app.  I'm going to lock this one.