#HotkeyModifierTimeout

Affects the behavior of hotkey modifiers: CTRL, ALT, WIN, and SHIFT.

#HotkeyModifierTimeout Milliseconds

Parameters

Milliseconds

The length of the interval in milliseconds. The value can be -1 so that it never times out (modifier keys are always pushed back down after the Send), or 0 so that it always times out (modifier keys are never pushed back down).

Remarks

This directive need not be used when:

To illustrate the effect of this directive, consider this example: ^!a::Send, abc.

When the Send command executes, the first thing it does is release the CTRL and ALT keys so that the characters get sent properly. After sending all the keys, the command doesn't know whether it can safely push back down CTRL and ALT (to match whether the user is still holding them down). But if less than the specified number of milliseconds have elapsed, it will assume that the user hasn't had a chance to release the keys yet and it will thus push them back down to match their physical state. Otherwise, the modifier keys will not be pushed back down and the user will have to release and press them again to get them to modify the same or another key.

The timeout should be set to a value less than the amount of time that the user typically holds down a hotkey's modifiers before releasing them. Otherwise, the modifiers may be restored to the down position (get stuck down) even when the user isn't physically holding them down.

You can reduce or eliminate the need for this directive with one of the following:

If this is directive is unspecified in a script, it behaves as though set to 50.

Related

GetKeyState

Example

#HotkeyModifierTimeout 100