Type in Window - How to implement

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I use this feature a lot to paste into a VM where copy/paste is disabled. 1Password's implementation works really well and was wondering if there is any insight on how to replicate this as a small utility to paste text.

For some background I have tried with AutoHotKey but found it would not handle special characters and newlines correctly.

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  • Hey @ejt, thanks for this question. I appreciate the interest in the auto-type feature and how we implemented it. I don't know of any utilities to recommend, but if you are a developer, I can point you in the direction of the SendInput Win32 API. You could use that function to simulate any kind of keypress, and it forms the basis of auto-type and drag-and-type in our Windows app. Good luck in your exploration!

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