User guide

Enterpad Add-on for AutoHotkey

Index

Overview

The AHK Enterpad saves precious time and prevents errors for those who need to run frequent AutoHotkey scripts. With native features that allow it to work seamlessly with AutoHotkey, the Enterpad offers a level of reliability not possible with other input devices.

Take your AutoHotkey knowledge to a new level and develop the ultimate time-saving solution for your (or your customer's) business. The Enterpad's overlay and script templates make the integration process easy and the results professional, while providing ease of use to users.

Features

Specifications

System Requirements

The AHK Enterpad can be used with any computer that allows the use of a USB keyboard and is able to run AutoHotkey.

The AHK script template is designed to works with Windows XP (SP3) and above.

Installation

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Connect the AHK Enterpad to a free USB port on your computer. If you are using a USB hub, connect the AHK Enterpad to that hub.

Allow the operating system to automatically detect the AHK Enterpad (normally less than 15 seconds). Once detected, a confirmation bubble will appear in the taskbar near the clock. The AHK Enterpad will then be ready to use.

The AHK Enterpad works well with our AHK script template. To install the template, copy these three (3) files in the same folder:

If not already done, AutoHotkey must be installed on the computer. We use AutoHotkey (Unicode installation) to develop and maintain the script template. You can download the latest version from the AutoHotkey official website: https://autohotkey.com/download/ (Click the blue "Download" button near the top-left of the webpage).

With AutoHotkey installed, running (double clicking) the file “Enterpad.ahk” will link the Enterpad to the scripts.

Layout of keys on the Enterpad

Each key number on the AHK Enterpad can trigger its equivalent script number in the AutoHotkey script file.

Key #1 is located at the top left corner and key #120 is at the bottom right corner. The "shift" key of the Enterpad adds 120 more to the key number. Key #1 then becomes key #121, and so on up to #230. This provides a way to trigger 110 additional AutoHotkey scripts.

Enterpad - Keys position

A script can be triggered with the key #111 even though it is used as the "shift" key. Unlike the other keys, the script will be triggered when it is released if, of course, another key has not been pressed before it was released.

Internal operations of the AHK Enterpad

By default, the 10 keys of the bottom row of the Enterpad are used like other keys. This chapter explains how (and why) they can be used to do double-duty.

Shift Key

The shift key on the AHK Enterpad enables the user to trigger 110 more AutoHotkey scripts (121 to 230); Pressing (and holding) the shift key, then pressing the first key (top-left corner) of the Enterpad simultaneously, will trigger the AHK script 121 (120+1), and so on up to the script 230.

The shift key is the AHK Enterpad key 111. If you press it then release it before pressing another AHK Enterpad key, it will trigger the AHK script 111.

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The shift key can also control 9 internal settings/commands of the AHK Enterpad. The following sections explain how.

Adjust audible beep

When used with the shift key, three keys can be used to choose the level of the audible beep.

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The choices are 'HI' for loud, 'MED' for medium and 'LO' for low. The most recent choice will be held in memory until changed, even if the power is turned off.

Load confirmation required

This setting is not relevant for the AHK Enterpad operation.

Its default setting (OFF) means that no confirmation will be required if you would like to transform your AHK Enterpad to a standard Enterpad by way of the Enterpad's configuration software (EPConfig).

To set or unset this option, the keys "OFF" and "ON" in the shift mode must be used. The most recent setting will remain in memory until you change it, even when the power is turned off.

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Load confirmation or Factory reset

The 'LOAD' key used with 'SHIFT' is not used for the AHK Enterpad operation.

If the "Load confirmation required" is switched to ON, the Enterpad's configuration software (EPConfig) will wait for this command (this is not a setting) to upload a new configuration in the memory of the Enterpad.

Using this command without the configuration software (EPConfig) linked to the AHK Enterpad will simply freeze it for less than 5 seconds OR reset the Enterpad to its factory settings if you hold the load key up to the time the status light will begin to flash (about 5 seconds).

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How to choose one of two layers

The level 1 (default) allows the Enterpad to trigger scripts 1 to 230 of the AutoHotkey script file. Selecting level 2 will trigger 230 new scripts (i.e, 501 to 730).

By pressing one of the two keys, '1' or '2' in the shift mode, the user is able to select which layer will be active. When the second layer is active, the status light of the Enterpad is blinking. The layer 1 will be the default layer when the Enterpad is powered on.

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To empty the AHK Enterpad buffer

The 'ESC' key, when used in the shift mode, allows you to empty the AHK Enterpad internal buffer (i.e, every pressed Enterpad key, waiting to be processed by the AutoHotkey script will be cleared).

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Tips

In order to ensure optimal use of your Enterpad, the overlay sheet must be correctly lined up with the two guides on the protective film. The use of a relatively light weight paper will determine the degree of sensitivity needed to activate a key. Pressure should be applied near the center of the key.

Technical Support

If you have any questions, comments, problems or suggestions concerning this product, write to:

Cedeq Industries Inc.
5193 Montee St-Hubert
St-Hubert, Quebec
J3Y 1V8, Canada

Tel: (450) 462-3988
Fax: (450) 462-3988
Web: cedeq.com
E-mail: support@cedeq.com

Notices

The Enterpad™ software copyright

Copyright © 2013 by Cedeq Industries Inc. All rights reserved. The Enterpad software is protected by Canadian copyright laws and by International Agreements.

Limited warranties

Cedeq Industries warrants the Enterpad against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

If the unit fails to work properly when used under normal conditions, we will repair or replace it free of charge. The defective Enterpad should be returned securely packaged, insured and postage prepaid with a copy of your sales slip to your vendor.

This warranty replaces warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. Cedeq does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the use of the Enterpad or results obtained, following its use in terms of conformity, accuracy and durability.

Conformity

The Enterpad meets Canadian and American standards (ACNOR 108.8-M1983, code FCC, section 15-1989) with respect to electromagnetic radiation emissions for class A apparatus. Testing was done in conformity with ANSI C6.4-1991 procedure requirements.