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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

(Windows) Simple Exposé implementation using an AutoHotKey script

It took some fiddling, but I now have a kind of Exposé for windows using the free AutoHotKey macro utility. Basically, pressing a hotkey will right-click the taskbar and click Tile Windows Horizontally. Pressing another hotkey will right-click the taskbar and click Undo Tile:

screenshot

Actually it has one advantage over Exposé (though beauty isn't it): You can continue to work with windows in their miniaturized state. (And you can always use the Undo Tile hotkey to return them to the original positions).

Here's the script - you'll need to download AutoHotKey and adjust the hotkeys/x,y coordinates for your keyboard/monitor:

Browser_Home::
CoordMode, Mouse, Screen
MouseClick, right, 1260, 1196
Sleep, 100
CoordMode, Mouse, Relative
MouseClick, left, 1300, -95
Sleep, 100
return

Launch_Mail::
CoordMode, Mouse, Screen
MouseClick, right, 1260, 1196
Sleep, 100
CoordMode, Mouse, Relative
MouseClick, left, 1300, -49
Sleep, 100
return

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