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Author Topic: FARR - Suggested Hotkey  (Read 2859 times)

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FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« on: January 22, 2020, 05:25 AM »
I use normal (PC) keyboard which has 'break' key which I use to launch FARR.
Now my laptop (Dell) do not have 'break' key.

My query is, what key combination is suggested for launching FARR ?
Specially what key combination are used by members with no break key ?

Some key combination are used for different purpose by different programs and it creates problem.

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 05:33 AM »
I use the ` key in the upper left of my laptop keyboard.
I've considered adding some function to FARR to let it use CapsLock key..

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 05:46 AM »
But ` key is used in AHK for special keys in string like `n for line break.

Any other suggestion ?

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 05:57 AM »
What does your laptop's keyboard look like? Which layout?
We can't really suggest anything without knowing which keys are or aren't available.

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 06:05 AM »
Will provide the image of actual keyboard tonight, from home.

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 06:09 AM »
what about one of your F-keys?

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 07:47 AM »
I use Alt+Space.

Regarding AHK...  If you have code like "First Line`nSecond Line" I think that Autohotkey does not send "`" then send "n." I think it sends the non-printable "new line" character(?)  I'm not sure though.  Maybe Skwire or one of our other AHK gurus will see this and answer. 

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 01:09 PM »
On a German keyboard I use Ctrl and the key on the left below the ESC key (^). Works very well on the qwertz keyboard, not sure with other layouts.
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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 01:40 PM »
I suggest Ctrl+Space or Alt+Space. Both very quick and easy to press without looking down at the keyboard. Take your pick  :)

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2020, 02:49 PM »
Like some others here I find ctrl-space to be an easy combination.

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2020, 02:24 AM »
My laptop keyboard

IMG_20200123_095114.jpgFARR - Suggested Hotkey

F-keys are used extensively by my code/text editor.

The ` key is NOT free, I meant to say, as it is required for AHK codes.

Ctrl+space is also used by the editor

Alt+space is free but I use it for moving window, by opening the system menu.

Looks like some Win+Alt+space may do, have to try that.

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 02:31 AM »
You could try CapsLock.. it seems it already works in farr.. setting it as your hotkey should disable it from its normal operation.. god knows why you would ever want to use CapsLock for typing..

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 05:24 AM »
I use Alt+Space, and move my windows using the win+arrow keys (which is default in windows 10, and I believe 8 as well).
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2020, 08:38 AM »
Ctrl+space is also used by the editor
Alt+space is free but I use it for moving window, by opening the system menu.
Well, do you use those more often than FARR? If no, then why not just remap them to something else with AutoHotkey.

Or you could split them like so: Left Ctrl + Space for FARR, Right Ctrl + Space for something else.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 08:47 AM by Nod5 »

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2020, 01:12 PM »
Yes, caps lock is working, so can use it. It is just that my laptop caps lock has a light which flickers on/off when used.
Ctrl+space is used in my text editor to list all syntax words for function/command.
Alt+space is rather free, but have this habit of using it instead of mouse to move/resize windows.

Found win+space is not used anywhere and also does not trigger anything.  The best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts also dos no mentions it.  But FARR says unavailable.

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Went for Win+Alt+space.
All keys are near each other and does not require much hand movement.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2020, 02:50 PM »
Went for Win+Alt+space.
All keys are near each other and does not require much hand movement.
that's a good combination, all keys beside each other -- I also had a problem with alt+space as it's used in some graphics programmes in combination with ctrl for zooming.
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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2020, 05:04 AM »
Found win+space is not used anywhere and also does not trigger anything
For what it's worth Win+space is used to switch keyboard language on Win10
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2020, 05:37 AM »
For what it's worth Win+space is used to switch keyboard language on Win10
Ahh..now I see.
I tried Win+space in my office computer (not laptop) and it popped "US" and "UK" keyboard option.
So FARR was right after all.

Regards,

Anand