key combination to allow automatic entry of e-mail address

June 24, 2013 at 03:40:23
Specs: Windows 7
key combination required to enter e-mail address
this would save considerable time and should have dedicated key on new boards

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#1
June 24, 2013 at 03:56:14
Which Email client are you using?

Which Email address, yours or recipient?

Most Email clients will enter your address automatically when selecting new mail.

What's wrong with the pull down menu and list of contacts that most Email clients provide.

Stuart


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#2
June 24, 2013 at 07:11:41
i simply wish to have a key which i do not use such as hash
to enter my e-mail address.
almost all on line forms require this information
and often you have to type it twice.
i do not understand the relevance of your answer.

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#3
June 24, 2013 at 08:04:24
i do not understand the relevance of your answer.

That is because you omitted a critical piece of information in your original post.

You are not going to get a key stroke that will be relevant to all on-line forms that you are likely to come across. Copy and paste is the best you are going to get.

If you have any programming skills you could write a script that intercepts the required key, reads you Email Address then copies it to the cursor position in the active windows. But that is likely to be more trouble than its worth.

Stuart


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#4
June 24, 2013 at 08:12:39
You could use a third party macro program like MacroMaker. It will let you assign text, commands, etc. to a single keystroke. It's a great little freeware program, I use it all the time.

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#5
June 24, 2013 at 08:29:17
i appreciate that my explanation was not clear and i do lack understanding however if the hash key prints a hash sign why cannot this instruction simply print the string
of my e-mail address without it having to look this up.
of the numerous forms that now we fill the e-mail address is required i appreciate that paste and copy is an option with an open note pad on permanent display this would be easy however to open a program to do so. negates the basic premis that i would like something simple.
I hence would like to alter the print # instruction how is this done.

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#6
June 24, 2013 at 08:46:59
thank you for a solution which i will follow up.
i have little luck with down loading free programs as often they are conditioned with 30 days trials or i have found alternative programmes which i have declined have been added such as task bars.

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#7
June 24, 2013 at 08:50:58
the hash key prints a hash sign why cannot this instruction simply print the string
of my e-mail address without it having to look this up.

Because that is what the keyboard driver is programmed to do. As each key is programmed to print one character from the ASCII character set, making it produce a string of characters is no trivial task. The functions of non printing keys like Ctrl. ALt, Inset and deletes etc are also programmed into the keyboard driver.

The MacroMaker posted by THX1138 will do this but read the bit about User Account Control(UAC), in Winodws 7 and Vista. Not so simple as your first imagine. You are getting down to a very low level in the system which Windows 7/Vista does not allow for security reasons.

Stuart


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#8
June 24, 2013 at 09:05:23
I have been using MacroMaker for over 6 years now. No spamware, no spyware or added toolbars, no end of trial period or anything like that.

It runs just fine on Vista & Windows 7. I'm running it on my Windows 7 computer now. The part about the Control UAC is if you want it to perform and actual command. For simple text pasting, it couldn't be easier.


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#9
June 24, 2013 at 13:51:59
Along the lines of the last para #3, take a look at AutoHotkey (free).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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