At work I was prototyping using some hardware with special buttons that I wanted to respond to, but I didn’t know exactly what key presses those buttons were simulating.
Instead of resorting to writing my own little key listener tool, I found a great suggestion in this Stackoverflow post:
You could use AutoHotkey and KeyboardHook to see what keys are being pressed. You only need to create a script with this line
Save the file with and “ahk” extension and run it. Then in the Systray do a right click in the proper icon and select open. In the menu select View->History…..press F5 to update. […]
This worked wonders - I was able to find out that the “special button”
was just sending the keys
Right Alt +
Left Win +
F12! I was even able
to use AutoHotkey to re-bind this sequence to invoke my custom prototype!