Autohotkey is a nice tool to be familiar with—it enables you to create advanced hotkeys. Today, I built a very simple script which saved me a bunch of time. Here’s the skinny:
I’ve been blogging about software a lot and these posts are often heavy with terms or phrases that I wrap in
http://www.autohotkey.com/ tags. Unfortunately, my editor (Live Writer), as awesome as it is, doesn’t support something like this. AutoHotKey to the rescue!
Here’s the script:
#c:: ; fire on WIN+c AutoTrim Off ; Retain any leading and trailing whitespace on the clipboard. ClipSaved := ClipboardAll ; Save the entire clipboard so we can restore it when we're done SendInput ^x ; cut the selection to the clipboard ClipWait ; wait for the clipboard to contain something SendInput <code>%clipboard%</code> ; Output what was selected, surrounded by <code> tags Clipboard := ClipSaved ; Restore the original clipboard ClipSaved = ; Free the memory in case the clipboard was very large. return
Load this into your AHK script, hit reload, and fire away. Select some text, hit
WIN+C, and watch in amazement as it is surrounded by