Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
We all know how helpful it is to use a keyboard shortcut, it saves time and effort to do a certain thing. Be it ctrl+c and ctrl+v or alt+tab.
Keyboard shortcuts generally take time to learn but once you learn it, it a big time saver.
Imagine how good it would be if you are able to create custom keyboard shortcuts for things you do the most. Agree that not every action can be turned into a keyboard shortcut. Let’s see what things we can do.
Custom Keyboard shortcut on Mac OS X
All the Mac OS X users, you might be happy to know that there is an option to create customized keyboard shortcut. This article at LifeHacker explains the step better.
Custom Keyboard shortcut on Windows
There is a tiny little application called AutoHotKey for Windows PC that will get your job done.
It offers many other features apart from creating custom keyboard shortcuts but let’s talk about that only.
- Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder.
- Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.
- Expand abbreviations as you type them. For example, typing “btw” can automatically produce “by the way”.
- Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars. See GUI for details.
- Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.