|Q: ||Install new version of UltraKeyboard, how to keep the old version settings?|
|A: ||Backup the UltraKeyboard.ini file and restore it before installing and running the new version.|
|Q: ||What can UltraKeyboard do?|
UltraKeyboard can do many things by defining a keyboard shortcut or keystrokes macro, for example,
- To set the 'www' key in the intelligent keyboard as a keyboard shortcut to open IE with blank page, you need to set a hotkey with internal function: open IE with blank page
- To DISABLE a key just like it is bad, for example, disable the "Sleep" "Power" key to avoid incaution touching, disable the "Delete" key, to avoid the child involuntary to delete something in the system (Yes, it's not a good idea, just an example to explain UltraKeyboard can do that)
- To simulate a key that is not actually in your keyboard, so you can change a normal keyboard to a multi-media keyboard.
- To use a short keystrokes to simulate inputting of a long keystrokes, you can set input "pass1" to simulate inputting of your account and password, you can simulate Backspace key 5 times to erase string "pass1", simulate inputting of account name and a "TAB" key to change the input focus to password field, simulate the password and simulate a return key.
- Keyspy of UltraKeyboard maintains a copy of what you have typed, once you forget password or some sentences you typed, you can find them in keyspy. Also this is a tool to know what somebody types in your computer.
... In other words, What UltraKeyboard can do depends on how clever you are!
|Q: ||What is macro in UltraKeyboard?|
Macro is a series of commands and actions that can be stored and run whenever needed. It can automate a task that you will often perform so as to alleviate redundant operation. To build a macro, users need to give it a trigger (keystroke or keystrokes) which can be very simple as you like, and then run the macro to automatically repeating the series of commands or actions.
|Q: ||How to run a macro?|
Key in the keystroke or keystrokes of Activation to trigger a macro.
For example, there is a default macro called MonitorOff in UltraKeyboard, just keying in "monoff" then this macro will be triggered and the monitor will be turned off.
|Q: ||In the Activation list of keystroke Macro, there are some equivocal strings such as "CAWt", what does it mean?|
"CAWt" means "CTRL+ALT+WIN+t". Users need NOT remember them, for they will be automatically transformed into shortenings. If the mouse cursor moves over the corresponding field, the explanation will appear below.
During the Keyspy (keystroke record) process in UltraKeyboard, all letters are not distinguished by lower and upper cases. Some special keystrokes are expressed by shortening which will include capitals.
And, beginning with "F?" means this is a special keystroke that can not be displayed, beginning with "!HK_" means this is a hotkey, char_??? means this is key with scancode ???.
|Q: ||How about the automatically save in KeySpy?|
If users choose automatically save, UltraKeyboard will run save function as the appointed time, save all the changes and mark the date. The rules of saving are: if there is not a log-file of that day, data will be saved in new file with the date as file name, otherwise they will be added to the end of the existing file.
If users do not choose automatically save, keystrokes in Keyspy will save when terminate, but if any accident happens like power cut, the unsaved data in KeySpy may lose. So it is recommended to choose automatically save.
|Q: ||Is KeySpy has a character-amount limit?|
No limit, it only depends on the space of your hard-disk.
The edit-control of Windows System has a word-count limit, generally is about 30,000-60,000 characters or more depending on the system. When the content exceeds this limit, KeySpy will automatically save data and clear the edit-box to continue KeySpy without any loses.
|Q: ||What are the differents between ShortKey(keystroke or keystrokes) and HotKey?|
ShortKey can be one or more keystroke combination, for example abc, CTRL-afd, 12345abcde
HotKey is one-keystroke, for example a, 1, CTRL-a, CTRL_ALT_1
HotKey and ShortKey can also be defined as one-keystroke, the difference is ShortKey passes the key and HotKey holds the key, for example define 'a' to simulate input 'b', shortkey will get 'ab' and Hotkey will get 'b' only.
|Q: ||I want to set 2 tasks to one hotkey, but I simply can not input the second hotkey to the "Macro's Action" item......|
Because the hotkey has registered as a system-global keyboard shortcut and can not get by general applications, after register this hotkey you can not input it by keyboard in the Macro Definition dialog box (or when define Macros, all the key-press will be taken in as ShortKey including Ctrl+c, Ctrl+v), you can edit the string you want by Notepad, and select the content by mouse, press right mouse button to perform copy, cut, paste command.
|Q: ||Why sometimes the trigger (keystroke or keystrokes) can not activate the Macro?|
Generally there exist 3 explanations:
1. Macros will not be triggered when macro definition dialog-box is open, which will facilitate Macro's definition.
2. The CHECK BOX of the Macro is not checked, so the Macro was in disable state.
3. In the unregistered version, only 12 or less Macros can be triggered, but registered version does not have this limit.