Keystrokes Running in Background

Nonsanity form at
Mon Feb 21 13:49:54 EST 2011

I needed to do the same thing for a LC tool I use. The only way I found to
work it was by polling. This means that the script may miss the keypress if
it is too short.

-- poll for control-enter keypress
on KeyMonitor
   get "," & the keysDown & ","
   if ",65507," is in it and ",65293," is in it and the hilight of btn
"Active" is true then
      -- do stuff here
   end if
   if KeyMonitor is not in the pendingmessages then send KeyMonitor to me in
10 ticks
end KeyMonitor

I wouldn't want to use this for a program you plan to distribute, but for my
own purposes - where I know about the sample rate and will remember to hold
the keys down for a moment - it works fine.

 ~ Chris Innanen
 ~ Nonsanity

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Ray Horsley <ray at> wrote:

> Anybody know of a way to trap for keystrokes when a standalone is running
> as
> a service.  I'm using Fire Daemon on Windows 7.  I'm trying to write a
> simple app which launches programs on pre-defined keystrokes.
> Thanks,
> Ray Horsley
> LinkIt! Software
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