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@@ -6,11 +6,11 @@ Compose Keys
Installation
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-Download the latest version of [compose-keys](https://github.com/downloads/MrBertie/compose-keys/ComposeKeys-20121002.zip). Unzip it, and copy the contents to a folder on your computer. Then double-click the "compose.exe" file to start the program. You can of course create a shortcut to this file if you need to. There is also a 64bit version ("compose64.exe") for those who prefer it.
+Download the latest version of [compose-keys](https://github.com/downloads/MrBertie/compose-keys/ComposeKeys-20121002.zip). It is a portable application: unzip it, and copy the contents to a folder on your computer. Then double-click the "compose.exe" file to start the program. You can of course create a shortcut to this file if you need to. There is also a 64bit version ("compose64.exe") for those who need/prefer it.
A new icon will appear in your tray menu; this controls "compose-keys". Right-click to access the menu to Enable/Disable, change Settings, to Restart and to view the Help file. At the top of the menu you can also see the currently active "modifier key".
-> "compose-keys" is written in AutoHotKey, compiled to an .exe, and would not be possible without the help/libraries of many others on the AHK forum. Thank you all!
+> "compose-keys" is written in AutoHotKey, compiled to a portable .exe, and would not be even remotely possible without the help and libraries of many others on the AHK forum. Thank you all!
If you find compose-keys useful and would like to express your appreciation, please consider [**donating**](https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DZGNMG6V478M4).
@@ -26,16 +26,20 @@ Press and **release** the 'modifier' key¹, then type any of the 2-letter sequen
To obtain [ **á** ] you would press [ **Right-Alt** ] then [ **'** ] then [ **a** ]. The order is important!
- Generally for accented letters the key sequence is: **modifier => accent => letter**
- - For symbols it varies according to the list below. The 2 characters chosen are usually quite logical and easy to learn.
+ - For symbols it varies according to the list in the link below. The 2 characters chosen are *usually* quite logical and easy to learn.
Settings
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Using the tray icon menu (right click) you can access this help file, and the configuration file, where the following can be changed:
-1. *SoundOnReset* : plays a small blip sound to tell you the modifier key has been reset (by pressing it twice)
-2. *ModifierKey* : which key should be used as a modifier, e.g. Caps Lock, Right Alt, Left Alt, Right Control, Left Control, Right Shift, Left Shift, etc...
-3. *ResetDelay* : delay (in microseconds: 1000 = 1 sec) before the modifier key is reset, to prevent unwanted key compositions. Default = 2000ms
+1. **SoundOnReset** : plays a small blip sound to tell you that the program has loaded, or that the modifier key has been reset (by pressing it twice)
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+2. **ModifierKey** : which key should be used as a modifier, e.g. Caps Lock, Right Alt, Left Alt, Right Control, Left Control, Right Shift, Left Shift, None etc... If you select None then the Capslock function below will be turned on by default.
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+3. **UseCapslock** : Also use the Capslock key as a modifier. The normal Capslock function can be accessed via "Shift + Capslock" or "Ctrl + Capslock".
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+4. **ResetDelay** : delay (in microseconds: 1000 = 1 sec) before the modifier key is reset, to prevent unwanted key compositions. Default = 2000ms
Compose Key Table
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+[Settings]
+;Settings General settings for the Compose Key program.
+;NOTE: You need to restart for the new settings to take effect.
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+ModifierKey=Right Ctrl
+;ModifierKey Key used to trigger the 'Compose' function. Press this key, release then press the two compose keys, one after the other.
+;ModifierKey Type: DropDown Right Winkey|Left Winkey|Right Alt|Left Alt|Right Ctrl|Left Ctrl|Right Shift|Left Shift|Insert|Num Lock|Escape|Tab|None
+;ModifierKey Default: Right Ctrl
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+UseCapslock=1
+;UseCapslock Also use the Capslock as a modifier. Press "Shift + Capslock" or "Ctrl + Capslock" to trigger normal Capslock function.
+;UseCapslock Type: Checkbox
+;UseCapslock CheckboxName: Use Capslock
+;UseCapslock Default: 1
+
+SoundOnReset=1
+;SoundOnReset Play a brief sound blip if the modifer key has been reset by pressing it twice.
+;SoundOnReset Type: CheckBox
+;SoundOnReset CheckboxName: Play sound
+;SoundOnReset Default: 1
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+ResetDelay=2000
+;ResetDelay Delay, in milliseconds before reseting the modifier key, to avoid unwanted compose key entries.
+;ResetDelay Default: 2000
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