Hey all you apps, quit taking over my function keys!
April 21, 2010 1:23 PM Subscribe
Clipboard and/or Excel question: How can I assign a function key to do a Ctrl+V paste?
posted by crapmatic to computers & internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm having to do very repetitive Ctrl+V pastes into my spreadsheet and I need to automate this with a SINGLE keystroke, for example, F5 (not Ctrl+F5), even if it overrides something in Excel that is normally assigned to F5. Or it can be F7, or F9, or the backward apostrophe key (who uses that thing anyway?)
I had thought Excel 2007 might have flexibility there, but I'm not finding any keyboard options. I also looked at some clipboard helper programs, but Google is kind of a mess in this department and the apps I did find either look like potential malware or are overpriced ($30+). Also the app would have to be capable of giving me my own function key or hotkey but not triggering another app which is depending on that keystroke.
Any ideas? My left pinky and left index finger thank you.