Send keystroke to background application?

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Is it possible to send a keystroke to a specific application, even if it’s not in focus?

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May 16, 2019 10:49 am
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I’ve had limited success with this on Windows if using the Windows injected keystroke event feature of Bome MIDI Translator Pro. I suggest you download the trial version and give it a try before you make a purchase decision. Note that injected keystrokes are not available on Mac OS.  Also if there are other programs intercepting hotkeys (shortcuts), those programs may also interfere with what you are trying to do (either by also recognizing or hijacking the incoming keystroke).

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist

P.S. If you do not use injected keystrokes, then the keystroke goes to the current active and in-focus application.


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