Category Archives: windows

Autohotkey and Internet Explorer View Source – ctrl + u

ERROR – this script needs some serious work, it is blocking the ctrl + u shortcut in all other applications that dont match the IE window title – will update if solved.

Today I was working on a autohotkey script to create a sensible shortcut for IE view page source. This is something that on most browsers is keyboard shortcut ctrl + u. I had been playing with autohotkey for a couple of other¬†customization’s and decided to see what was possible.

First note this is only really tested with  IE 9. But it should work with any IE where the view source shortcut is : alt + v + c.

Basically the script searches for an active window with the title ‘Windows Internet Explorer’ if found runs macro.

Find the script here : https://gist.github.com/iaian/5118552

It will be something I probably use quite a bit so I will update this gist as I find bugs.

ERROR – this script needs some serious work, it is blocking the ctrl + u shortcut in all other applications that dont match the IE window title – will update if solved.