[Fluffy Pastel Wolf ]

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Microsoft Surface Pen Hot Key

As a Microsoft Surface Book artist, I know the frustration of not having hotkeys. Although your Surface Pen has buttons that you can use for things like opening apps, it has nothing for art programs. I started looking for a programmable keypad that would allow me to use hotkeys, and I found this. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but I was determined to make it work. Here is how I did it: Step 1: Download AutoHotkey, if you download it onto your desktop instead of in your downloads folder it makes it easier to run and set up the program. Step 2: Create A Script File. Right click on your desktop. Hover your mouse over "NEW". Select AutoHotkey Script. Make sure that the name of the script ends with the extension;".ahk" or else the script won't be able to work.

AutoHot_Keys.png

Step 3: Create the Script.
  • Single-click is #F20
  • Double-click is #F19
  • Click and hold is #F18

Here is the script that I used:

#usehook ; on

#NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.

#Warn ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.

SendMode Input ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.

SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir% ; Ensures a consistent starting directory

#f20:: ^z

#f19:: ^v

#f18:: ^m

Step 4: Run script Right click on the AutoHotKeys Program Select "run script" and now you're done!
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