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How to open applications with macros

Opening applications with a single keypress is a great way to get to commonly used apps. However, they do take a little bit of effort to set up and there are a few different ways to set it up, here is how we set it up.

Macros are set up through VIA.

If you want to know how to program macros into your Tap Trio, please visit the Tap Trio macro setup guide.

Open Commonly Used Applications

Some useful basic applications like opening calculator and My PC can be located under the SPECIAL tab in VIA. These functions can be mapped to any keys on your device.

You can also assign lock, sleep, and shut down to any key on your device.

On WIndows 11

Open folders or applications with complex macros

To open any folder or application, we have to create a shortcut and assign a Shortcut Key.

  1. Right click the application or folder, select Show more options and create a shortcut.
  2. Right click the shortcut and select properties. Under the SHortcuts heading, locate Shortcut key and set an unused keyboard combination to the Shortcut key. In this example, we used Ctrl+Shift+Alt+P

Assign the shortcut to a macro slot in VIA

  1. In VIA, click the MACROS icon on the left and select any of the 15 available macro slots (M0-M15).
  2. VIA must be in fullscreen mode to record a keypress. Click on fullscreen to fullscreen the VIA application.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+P and click stop to end the recording process.
  4. Click save and assign the macro number to any of the keys on the device.

Applications we like opening with macros

Here are some commonly used apps we use macros for:

Spotify, Photoshop, Discord, Excel, Steam, Chrome, OBS, Calculator, File Explorer, Calculator.

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