In this instructable I will demonstrate how to adjust the volume with just a hotkey.
I will be doing this in windows 7.
What you will need.
- Autohotkey [Download Link]
- A Text Editor. For now since you are just starting with autohotkey the Notepad will do.
Step 1: Install Autohotkey
Custom or Express doesn't matter. Just Install it.
Step 2: Determine the Hotkey.
Now determine the hokey you want to adjust the volume.
Ctrl + ↑ for Volume Up.
Ctrl + ↓ for Volume Down.
Some other Key for Mute.
The Second Key is Up. So it will be:
RControl & Up
In autohotkey you have to use ampersand(&) between the two key names if you want a combination hotkey.
If you dont want to use the ampersand you can use the symbols.
# is Windows Key.
+ is Shift Key.
! is Alt Key.
^ is Control Key.
< or > stands for left or right. Not the arrow keys but Left or Right of the above
mentioned keys. ( <^ is Left Control )
List of Keys [link]
So its either:
RControl & Up or <^Up
Note: It doesn't Necessarily have to be two keys. It can be one key. But it will
be a bother when you do tasks and have to press the key to do something else.
Step 3: Open the editor.
If you want to download: [link]
Scite offers special tools and functions and is very easy to use. If you will continue on with scripting with
autohotkey you would definitely want to check it out.
I use it all the time! :3