I don’t think I have much use for that, but those are exactly the kind of suggestions I’m hoping for, thanks! Shift+Home/End without Ctrl might be worthwhile for me.
Note that I don’t necessarily mean single hotkeys either. Assigning a macro to a key could also mean Ctrl+C, Alt+Tab. Iirc it said a macro can contain a maximum of 42 keypresses, where something like Ctrl+C is three (Ctrl down, C, Ctrl up).
Doing that in AHK with some weird Asian key is easier to change out on the fly than uploading it onto the keypad itself, but on the flipside then it only works on one computer/account. And of course AHK knows no meaningful limitations, though other than things a keyboard can’t do in the first place I doubt I’d normally reach more than a dozen keypresses per macro.
If you want to see it that way.
I use QWERTY US-ANSI, preferably the Linux US International layout.
The Windows US International layout is unfortunately significantly inferior and you need admin permissions for keyboard layouts.
It occurs to me that I could perhaps write or find an AHK script to make it behave like on Linux.
Unfortunately Windows can’t be completely fixed up to be as usable as Linux. All of the completely unnecessary extra clicking is driving me nuts.
For example, I just want windows to activate when scrolling on them instead of having to activate them, then scroll. X-Mouse Button Control has a setting for that, but it doesn’t really work because Windows keeps programs from stealing focus…
But scrolling in background is less useful to me. Focus follows cursor is much worse still.
There’s also programs like Alt drag (or whatever it’s called) except they don’t really work terribly well on Windows. I’ve really gotten used to just pressing Alt and dragging/resizing the window.
Windows/Mac does have a couple of minor advantages on modern touchpads though: