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Author Topic: Any replacement for ac'tivAid?  (Read 396 times)

Tuxman

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Any replacement for ac'tivAid?
« on: December 22, 2016, 02:24:13 PM »
As the ac'tivAid development seems to have been stopped, I wonder if there is a similar software available. I mainly use the function to assign global hotkeys to applications (so I can e.g. start ConEmu with Ctrl-Alt-Space) and the Shutdown dialog (Windows+Q).

Any ideas?

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Re: Any replacement for ac'tivAid?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 05:02:16 PM »
Not exactly what you're looking for I think, but
I got the AHK experts here working on Win+Q a few years ago -- this was my favourite version, it opens the Window's Shutdown dialogue:

[..] if you want to update to AHK_L the hotkey can become this:
Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. #q::ComObjCreate("Shell.Application").ShutdownWindows()
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there are other variations in that thread (one that just killed everything without asking which was too much for me).

I also have Ctrl+Q to close active window (but not on this machine so cant check the script).
Tom

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Re: Any replacement for ac'tivAid?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 05:07:09 PM »
Nice. Now I just need an application to set hotkeys to other applications ...  :D

(TODO 2017: Read about AHK.)

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Re: Any replacement for ac'tivAid?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 06:27:03 PM »
TODO 2017: Read about AHK.

I read a couple of pages about it once, but didnt get very far :-[
Tom