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Background Keystroke Automator?

by MIK3MAN / November 20, 2006 11:42 PM PST

I am looking for a program that resides in the system background that overrides all other programs. The program would be used to automate keystrokes.

Example: I want to define that pressing [x] output will be [x][y][z]. Kinda like a macro.

I need this to be as customizable as possible (insert pauses...ect).

I dont know the name of this type of application, so its hard for me to search. Im guessing that it is like what people call a "bot", however it is not used in the "bot" sense of the word.

If anyone knows of a program like this please let me know.



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I'm using Phrase Express...
by John.Wilkinson / November 20, 2006 11:53 PM PST

I am currently using the free program Phrase Express, which lets you define any text (including multiple lines and symbols) and use any "autotext abbreviation" you want, so typing in ismksc turns into the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause" after pressing the space bar, enter, or using punctuation. Happy

Merry Christmas!

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Need Macro Recorder
by MIK3MAN / November 21, 2006 12:28 AM PST

wow thanks for quick reply John

With further research this is not what I need. I know I gave an example that describes that program but what I need is a macro recorder. I know that now.

Anyone know of any good macro recorders? I would like a nice interface with the ability to manually edit.

I will continue to look. Thanks for your time.


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Try auto hotkey
by glennlee / November 21, 2006 5:14 AM PST

Try this excellent open source utility auto hotkey. Lots of pre-scripted hotkeys, but you can make you own easily. Get it here:


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