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    Lightbulb hotkey program

    its me again. the guy who asks the stupid questions.

    like i said before in a previous thread, im learning c programming.

    I am woundering if it is possible to create a program that will sit in the task bar and when certain keys are pressed it will do things for you. If possible i would like to make it so users can decided what keys do (and i know there are program like this out already) but for now i just want one key to display a full screen image (desktop, program ect.).

    Explination: what i mean is this. Say user is playing game and boss walks by ( lol we all want this right) you see him and press F12 and a snapshot of your actaul work program is displayed on the screen, hiding everything else. pressing escape puts everything back to how it was.

    I think this program is more usefull then my webserver for palm. So i hope i will get a bit more help on it.

    Thanks pplz.
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    Sure it can be done and various other companies have done it -check google. I think curses.h might help -in linux -not sure about w*
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    Sure it exist out there...
    but if your boss REALLY wants to know what you are doing on your computer he has much better tools to use ....
    bty what you could do is take a ctrl+atl+prnt scrn and put it as your screensaver and make a shortcut to it on desktop ..... just a quick suggestion... didn't feel like searching for the prog on google.com

    enjoy
    ps keyboard shortcut on win* to get to desktop is winkey+d...
    assembly.... digital dna ?

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    thanks for the help but what i explained was an example. I dont want a program, I want to make one. I am trying to learn c and unless there is a hotkey program for windows with source written in something other than VB, I have looked and found no help yet.

    The main point of me wanting to make the program is to learn, not to hide things.

    I know the shortcuts and i know how to take screen captures, not that I thank you for adding your knowledge, but thats not quit what i wanted.

    Maybe i wasnt clear in asking for help.

    I would like help writting a hotkey programm in c. IF someone could please point me in the right direction (i have searched google for "adding hotkey functioinality to c programs", "creating hotkey programs in c", "source code for hotkey programs") all these come up with is about 300 visual basic programs.

    Thank you
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    I don't remember much of C
    however speaking of VB.......

    Private Sub Form_load()
    me = visable = false

    The form won't show up. Then you can add sub programs with hotkeys that will open/close things and setup a mini form to look like a report, memo, (ect) Then when you don't need it anymore press CONTROL ALT DEL and close the main form.

    Oh well..... im to sleepy to program it myself. I hope this has atleast given you some ideas on how to build your program.

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    i see nobody has helped you yet, i dont have time to think right now so ill get back to you when i get home. ive got a few things that may help you out.
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    thank you |The|Specialist, im glad you at least gave me a starting point for VB, But kind of fuzzy for C. ;-).

    And please, anyone who posts to this thread, dont think I want you to write the whole thing for me, I wont learn that way. I would just like to know how to get started, or if someone knows of a hotkey program for c that has source (for windows for now) that would be great.

    keep posting and i'll keep looking around.
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