Keyboard Actions

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Keyboard actions come in two varieties. One is the targeted action and the other is non targeted. Both accept the same sequence of characters. The text to send has a special markup to send special keys like control, alt and windows keys. These are listed below.

 

Force Send Keys is a alternative way of sending key strokes. If keyboard sending doesn't work try checking this.

 

Keyboard sending markup

Modifier

Key

@

Alt

^

Shift

*

Control

$

Windows Key

 

Special Keys

Label

Key

ALT

Alt Key

BACKSPACE

Backspace

DELETE

Delete

DOWN

Down arrow

LEFT

Left Arrow

RIGHT

Right Arrow

UP

Up Arrow

END

End

ENTER

Enter or Return key

ESCAPE

Escape

F1 - F12

Function keys

INSERT

Insert

PAGE_UP

Page Up

PAGE_DOWN

Page Down

SPACE

Space bar

TAB

Tab

PRINT_SCREEN

Print screen button

LWIN

Left Windows Key

RWIN

Right Windows Key

SCROLL_LOCK

Scroll Lock Key

NUM_LOCK

Num Lock Key

PAUSE

Pause

CAPS_LOCK

Caps Lock Key

NUMPAD0 - NUMPAD9

Numerical Key pad numbers

MULTIPLY

Multiply

ADDITION

Add

SUBTRACT

Subtract

DECIMAL

Decimal

DIVIDE

Divide

LEFT_CTRL

Left Control

RIGHT_CTRL

Right Control

LEFT_ALT

Left Alt

RIGHT_ALT

Right Alt

LEFT_SHIFT

Left Shift

RIGHT_SHIFT

Right Shift

SLEEP

Sleep

NUMPADENTER

Enter on Numpad

BROWSER_BACK

Browser Back

BROWSER_FORWARD

Browser forward

BROWSER_FAVORITES

Browser favorites

BROWSER_HOME

Browser home

VOLUME_MUTE

Volume Mute

VOLUME_UP

Volume Up

VOLUME_DOWN

Volume Down

MEDIA_NEXT

Media Next

MEDIA_PREVIOUS

Media Previous

MEDIA_STOP

Media Stop

MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE

Media Play/Pause

CTRL_UP

Control Up

CTRL_DOWN

Control Down

ALT_UP

Alt Up

ALT_DOWN

Alt Down

SHIFT_UP

Shift Up

SHIFT_DOWN

Shift Down

LWIN_UP

Left Windows Key Up

LWIN_DOWN

Left Windows Key Down

RWIN_UP

Right Windows Key Up

RWIN_DOWN

Right Windows Key Down

 

Example File Open - Ctrl-O

To send the Ctrl-o key sequence to Notepad. First target the main Notepad window. Targeting options will looks similar to this:

 

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Targeting options

 

Then in the Text to Send box type *o

 

That's it. Now when you trigger this action Notepad will show the file open dialog.

 

Example Function Key - F5

If you wanted to insert the current date and time into notepad you can do that by pressing F5. We can simulate pressing F5 by type <F5> into the "Text to Send" box. You should see the date and time appear in Notepad.