Prevent RSI with AutoHotkey

If you are anything like me, you probably spend an upward of 14 hours on your computer, and even with the best ergonomically designed hardware, you are still well on your way to having RSI.

How many times have you wished that you could get your work done by just glaring at the screen when your wrists or neck began to ache? That the pop-up windows would close on their own; that the typos would correct themselves; that the abbreviations you typed would magically turn into words/phrases especially when writing official emails (this last one is my fantasy and I suspect of quite a few corporate executives too).

But AutoHotkey can automate all these tasks and more. It allows you to remap the keyboard, use abbreviations to type in words/phrases, automatically close unwanted programs, change soundcard settings, launch programs/documents, automate signatures, schedule reminders, and even control the mouse cursor with a joystick or keyboard.

The best part: It is free, doesn’t take much memory space, and allows you to define any combination of keyboard and mouse strokes as a hotkey (you can even override Windows defaults).

If you don’t feel up to the task of remembering the various hotkeys, the Enterpad takes care of that. The Enterpad is a compact keyboard that can be configured for 120 different hotkeys and can effectively replace your regular keyboard.

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