Repeating certain {key} and then other {key}

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tommyoxox
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Repeating certain {key} and then other {key}

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I'm trying to make some macro like the title said
Is it possible to repeat certain key several times, then press other key and make this a loop?
For example i'm trying to press 'A' 20x times and then 'SPACE'
Thanks in advance

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Re: Repeating certain {key} and then other {key}

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Well, if you want exactly 20a's followed by a space, why dont you just do:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa{space}

If you want unlimited A's followed by a single space, then set to method 6 (repeat while button is down) and use:
a{OU}{SPACE}
That will repeat the A only while the button is held down and when you release the button, a space will be sent.
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Re: Repeating certain {key} and then other {key}

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phil wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:41 pm
Well, if you want exactly 20a's followed by a space, why dont you just do:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa{space}

If you want unlimited A's followed by a single space, then set to method 6 (repeat while button is down) and use:
a{OU}{SPACE}
That will repeat the A only while the button is held down and when you release the button, a space will be sent.
I tried both suggestion but it doesn't work as i intended
Let me fix my question
My objection is to press 'a' repeatedly, and then after a precise amount of time i want to press 'SPACE'
Method 7 sticky will be awesome as i leave it there to work with a single button

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Re: Repeating certain {key} and then other {key}

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Urm, then no I don't think that is possible.
There is a) no way to be 100% precise timing wise and more importantly, b) no way to specify a time at which to send the space relative to any other keys...

Unless... there is a tiny chance this <might> work...
{OD} means only action the following tag/key when the button is pressed (down).
{OR} means only action the following tag/key when repeating.
{OU} mean only action the following tag/key when releasing the button (up).

a{OD}{WAITMS:<timetowaitbeforespace}{OD}{SPACE}
or
{OD}{WAITMS:<timetowaitbeforespace}{OD}{SPACE}{OR}a

So this would, when you press the button down, send an 'a' and then delay <timetowaitbeforespace> and then a space.
In the mean time, while repeating, it would just send 'a' over and over...
But to be honest, I'm not sure that will work, its really pushing the boundaries of how simkeys was intended to be used!
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Re: Repeating certain {key} and then other {key}

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phil wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Urm, then no I don't think that is possible.
There is a) no way to be 100% precise timing wise and more importantly, b) no way to specify a time at which to send the space relative to any other keys...

Unless... there is a tiny chance this <might> work...
{OD} means only action the following tag/key when the button is pressed (down).
{OR} means only action the following tag/key when repeating.
{OU} mean only action the following tag/key when releasing the button (up).

a{OD}{WAITMS:<timetowaitbeforespace}{OD}{SPACE}
or
{OD}{WAITMS:<timetowaitbeforespace}{OD}{SPACE}{OR}a

So this would, when you press the button down, send an 'a' and then delay <timetowaitbeforespace> and then a space.
In the mean time, while repeating, it would just send 'a' over and over...
But to be honest, I'm not sure that will work, its really pushing the boundaries of how simkeys was intended to be used!
Yeah i'll just use the a{OU}{SPACE} suggestion
Thank you so much

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