Reverend Jim 3,430 Hi, I'm Jim, one of DaniWeb's moderators. Moderator Featured Poster

I have been using AutoHotKey for quite some time and I have found it to be invaluable for enhancing Windows 7/10 functionality. I thought I'd post a couple of useful scripts here.

Windows 10 has a desktop feature that lets you hide/show your desktop icons. I prefer a clutter-free desktop but I also like to keep shortcuts there. The feature is manually available by either right-clicking on the desktop or by pressing SHIFT+F10 on the desktop, then selecting VIEW followed by SHOW DESKTOP ICONS from the context menu. The following code adds a hotkey (WIN+END) to toggle hide/show.

    winActivate, ahk_class Progman
    Send, +{f10}
    Send, v
    Send, d

I like being able to use either the mouse or the touchpad on my laptop but one thing that really annoys me is when, while I am typing, my wrist brushes against the touchpad and my cursor is repositioned somewhere else in the text area. The following AutoHotKey script disables the touchpad for a half second whenever a key is pressed.

SendMode Input
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%

#SingleInstance force
OnExit, Unhook

hHookKeybd := SetWindowsHookEx(WH_KEYBOARD_LL   := 13, RegisterCallback("Keyboard", "Fast"))

BlockInput, MouseMoveOff


Keyboard(nCode, wParam, lParam)
   If !nCode
      BlockInput, MouseMove
      SetTimer, ReenableTrackpad, 500
   Return CallNextHookEx(nCode, wParam, lParam)

SetWindowsHookEx(idHook, pfn)
   Return DllCall("SetWindowsHookEx", "int", idHook, "Uint", pfn, "Uint", DllCall("GetModuleHandle", "Uint", 0), "Uint", 0)

   Return DllCall("UnhookWindowsHookEx", "Uint", hHook)

CallNextHookEx(nCode, wParam, lParam, hHook = 0)
   Return DllCall("CallNextHookEx", "Uint", hHook, "int", nCode, "Uint", wParam, "Uint", lParam)
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