In my opinion, one of the most useful applications included with Windows is their calculator. But the one thing that always chafed was the long access path.
Think about it, in the time that it takes to go through Start–>Programs–>Accessories–> Calculator, you could probably do some of the calculations yourself. Of course, it gets easier with the RUN command box. Just click on Start –> Run and then type in “calculator” in the command box that opens to launch it. While this is a better option, it still wasn’t the ideal solution.
Now I just use a simple AutoHotKey Script:
So, pressing ctrl+a will launch the calculator. I didn’t use ctrl+c (‘c’ for calculator) because I don’t want to overwrite my popular, defined by Windows, ctrl+c shortcut that copy selected text to the clipboard.
You can launch plenty of scripts without any hotkeys with an AHK Enterpad. This means No hotkeys to remember, No hotkey conflicts, No hotkey guessing. This short video shows you how simple it is to use the AHK Enterpad to trigger AutoHotkey macros/scripts: