For this to work I’m using:
- Windows Enviroment
- DropBox To Sync the scripts
Step 1: Download and install authotkey
Download and install auto hotkey from the link above. Create a text document and save it as
Step 2: Place the file in your DropBox Folder
Copy that file to a Dropbox folder that you sync across computers.
Step 3: Make A Symbolic Link To Your Script So It Would Run On Startup
Run cmd.exe As Administrator and enter the follwing commad:
mklink "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" "C:\Dropbox\Folder\your_script.ahk"
This will make a symbolic link to your script that resides in the Dropbox folder. You muste enter this command on every windows machine that you are using.
Step4: Define A Windows Enviroment Variable
- Open Control Panel » System » Advanced » Environment Variables.
- Add the following %DOWNLOAD_CHROME% = D:\Downloads (enter the path to your download folder)
For details about Windows Enviroment Variable go here.
Step 5: Editing The Script
Enter the following in your script .ahk file and save it.
^!d:: Run, explorer "%DOWNLOAD_CHROME%" ; Return
Step 6: Restart Windows Or Autohotkey
Autohotkey program needs to be restarted in order to take the enviroment variable, but you could also restart Windows in order to see if the script is loading at startup.
Step 7: Hit Ctrl+ALT+D To Open The Chrome/Browser Download Folder
Now hit the ctrl+alt+d to open the download folder.
Step 8: Enter The Enviroment Variable On Each Windows Machine
In order to keep your shortcut keys syncronized, use system enviroment variables on each machine. Maybe on your home machine the Downloads folder is in H: then repeat on your home machine the steps above.
At step #4 enter %DOWNLOAD_CHROME% = D:\Downloads and so on!
This shortcut keys are very usefull for marketing jobs done write at super blazed speed on the computer!