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Short cut to post an ellipsis

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Right Paddock21213
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I don't want to use a pinned item shortcut because I have better uses for them. I am thinking it might be best done with a macro, but I'm not a C# or Basic programmer.

I like to be able to press ctrl+Alt+. and get the inserted - in a document, in a text file, in a file rename - anywhere.

Thanks a lot.
17 days ago (modified 17 days ago)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You can do this with a Macro, yep! Try importing the attached Macro and set a hotkey on it, it should do the trick.

Thanks!
• Attachment: Paste ellipsis.cfmacro [2,624 bytes]
17 days ago  • #2
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Right Paddock21213
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Almost perfect, but I meant a real ellipsis 'U+2026' not three dots, easily fixed of course :) Thanks a lot.

I really should take the time to learn more about CF, I doubt I use more than 5% of its functionality. Old assembler and C programmer here, so the fact that it uses C♯ will help. I used to say it as 'C crunch', it was years before I discovered it was meant to be said as 'C sharp' :laugh:

Cheers RP
16 days ago (modified 16 days ago)  • #3
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Right Paddock21213
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I've noticed the paste doesn't happen until I release the ctrl and alt keys - is there some way to overcome that.

FX: if I create macros for em and close curly brackets I would give them short cuts of ctrl+alt+" and ctrl+alt+-; and I'd hold the ctrl and alt keys down when typing the - and ", but I wouldn't see anything until I released them - FYI: blah blah—” indicates interrupted speech

I tried Input.SendKeys rather than Clipboard.PasteText -- but that didn't work.

Thanks
16 days ago  • #4
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There isn't a way to have it run before the keys are released, no. The issue there is that if the Macro is typing text or sending other input, the modifier keys being held could affect that input. Sorry!
16 days ago  • #5
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Right Paddock21213
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That's shame - I was hoping to avoid using AHK.

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