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This plugin has a single setting, called Universal Modifiers. (Modifiers are keys such as Shift, Ctrl, and Alt.)
If you enable this option, then the modifier keys on the left and right sides of the keyboard are treated as being identical keys. Otherwise, the keys generate different actions depending on whether you pressed the left or right key (this is the default behaviour).
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Both approaches can be useful in different situations. You should enable universal modifiers if you do not want to create separate events for each side of your keyboard.
Events are generated for all keys, including all combinations of keys. The easiest way to find the event you want is to temporarily disable "Log only assigned and activated events", press the key(s) you want, and then drag the resulting events from the event log into your macro of choice in the configuration tree.
Events generated by this plugin have no payload.
Events generated by this plugin are enduring, which means they're considered active for as long as the key combination is held down.
When you map a key or key combo to a macro, the original function of that key or combo will no longer be generated for as long as that macro is enabled. For example, if you use to trigger a macro, you will no longer be able to use that key combination to show the Windows desktop.
If the macro, or any folder which contains it, is disabled, then the key combination will no longer be blocked, and will resume its normal function.
|Keys which auto-repeat (such as the letter keys) when you hold them down will initially be blocked if you have mapped a macro to their respective keyboard events. However, holding the key down will still trigger auto-repeat, and generate a string of letters into whatever document or text field has focus. This is independent of the function of your macro.
If you wish to avoid this behaviour, either limit your enduring events to modifier keys such as Shift, or disable keyboard auto-repeat in your Windows settings.
This plugin provides no actions.