How can I stop my game movement keys bringing up the autotext box

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roffeyb
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How can I stop my game movement keys bringing up the autotext box

Post by roffeyb » 22 May 19, 13:05

I am using the free version to simply send text to he text box in game. The problem is that when I press normal keys on the keyboard it keeps bringing up autotext/correct boxes on the screen.

Can anyone please tell me how to make it so it only interacts when I use the / as the key to interact with?

Thank you in advanced....

Peter Stotz
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Post by Peter Stotz » 22 May 19, 13:49

@roffeyb
Use a #-character as the first character for all autotext strings, e.g.
autotext 'hello' → autotext '#hello'.
To execute the phrase you have then to type e.g. '#hello', the word 'hello' does not trigger the phrase anymore.
Peter
Windows 10 - PhraseExpress v14.0.145

roffeyb
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Post by roffeyb » 22 May 19, 14:16

Hello Peter, thank you for such a speedy reply! I use the keys EDSF as movement keys but when I am for instance pressing E to go forward it pops up a little box on my screen and I have to stop and press ESC to get rid of it and back to my game screen.

Is there a way so that PEX only activates when it sees the / or as you have advised the #?

Thank you again in advance. :)

Peter Stotz
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Post by Peter Stotz » 22 May 19, 14:51

@roffeyb
1. Do you use the latest PhraseExpress version v14.0.145 ?
2. Are the 'AutoComplete Options' activated? (→ PhraseExpress-Settings - deactivate the 'AutoComplete Options' )
3. PhraseExpress normally does not respond to single letters...
So check which phrase is triggered by a single letter such as 'e':
• Type 'e'
• SHIFT-click on the PhraseExpress icon in the taskbar to see the triggered phrase.
• Check here Hotkey and Autotext.
4. Check with "Temporarily disable PhraseExpress" (CTRL-click on the PhraseExpress icon in the taskbar, see https://www.phraseexpress.com/docs14/09 ... tm#disable )
Does the effect then still occur?

Peter
Windows 10 - PhraseExpress v14.0.145

Praia
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Post by Praia » 10 Jul 19, 21:09

Hi, absolutely agree with Peter.

we use ## before any shortcut (you could use anything really) but think about this...
do you ever type / ? like in http/ ?

##ts would type "Troubleshooting protocol"

Try and pick somethig that you will never use in any combination, ## leds itself nicely for this.

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