Thursday, July 03, 2014

In Outlook Mail, how to change ctrl-f to mean "find"

I'm constantly annoyed with Outlook and the Ctrl-F key sequence. Everywhere else Ctrl-F means "find". Not while reading an email in Outlook. It means "forward". How to correct this? Leigh Riffel had this excellent solution. Add this to your AutoHotkey.ahk startup script (you are using AutoHotkey aren't you?) and you will find bliss.
; to map ctrl-f to find in outlook #IfWinActive, ahk_class rctrl_renwnd32 ^f::Send, {CtrlDown}o{CtrlUp}{AltDown}hfd{AltUp}