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  • Moses
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    Long time reader first time poster,

    I use macros for GSE alot and I wanted to utilize the Shift/CTRL/ALT mod key to increase my performance,

    Is there anything extra i need to do to make this work because when i press ALT or SHIFT or CTRL for any macro i have got from here that supports it it doesnt work.

    Do i need to change anything in the settings of the keybindings within the game or the GSE settings

    First Sergeant
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    Whatever your macro is set to, make sure there’s not an existing in-game keybind for.

    For example, if you have a macro set to your “b” key and that macro has a shift modifier, it won’t work because in-game, by default, has shift+b bound as a inventory bag keybinding.

    To remove it, you can open your keybindings in wow, find any task that isn’t already keybinded, click to bind it and then enter shift+(whatever key your macro is set to). Once you do this, you’ll see at the bottom of the keybind page “blank function has been unbound”. Now, you can click that same task and unbind the function again. Then you’re good to go.

    (Addon Dev)
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    By default Shift 1,2,3..9,0 and Ctrl 1,2,3..9,0 are bound to different action bars. eg CTRL+x are bound to the Pet Action bar. These are the common ones to check.

    BattleNet: TimothyLuke#1860
    WowLazyMacros/Curse/GitHub/WowInterface: TimothyLuke

    Most Commonly Played Characters:

    Stone Guard
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    1. you have the ALT, SHIFT, or CTRL key keybound to other keys so the input to the system gets confused and it does not register that you are using the macro over the keybind. Solution, unkey bind the alt, shift or ctrl keys from your keybinds. This includes checking the Interface setting and reviewing the Controls, Combat and Action Bars sections as they may have shift, alt or ctrl key modifiers for looting, Focus cast, self cast, pick up keys for your action bar. There may be other options that use alt, shift and ctrl that may or may not affect functionality and you should test with and without them to see what works best
    2. Another input issue is what exact key you are using for the mod in WOW. The key should have Alternate Values that can be obtained from ALT, CTRL, And SHIFT. For example, NUM LOCK keys do not have any SHIFT modifiers in them; they are just numbers 0-9, casting alt and ctrl keys to modify their use. So Shift + NUM 1 does not mean anything to the computer. Example 2, Using the keybind v with shift will produce Shift+v= V (ctrl and alt will also work). So when you bring this to auto hot key or logitech gaming software it means that you should be binding the mouse button to a keyboard letter, symbol or number over the NUMLOCK PAD(edited)
    I use the Keybind v Keybind ; and keybind ‘

    Stone Guard
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    3. The other thing you can do ( and I dont reccomend this unless you are aware of what you are doing and back everything up in a seperate folder) is Check your using a text editor like Notepad for a complete list of every bound key specific to that character.

    Go to your WoW directory and navigate to WTF/Account/(acct name)/(realm)/(character) and look for the file named ‘’. Open it with Notepad and look through it carefully to make sure your not trying to use a key combo that is bound to something else.

    Stone Guard
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    Also note that if you use the keys I posted you will also have to remove keybinds from any wow function that uses V, ALT V, CTRL V, SHIFT V;
    ;, ALT ;, CTRL ;, SHIFT ;
    ‘, ALT ‘, CTRL ‘, Shift ‘

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