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Docked Solution for Command Center hot key

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Hi all,

Have just got an Ally and there are some problems when running the Ally docked.

Part One: No way to open the Command Center from a distance. (Part 2 to be posted after, hopefully someone can help).

I scanned the internet for answers and there are none, but I did find a lot of people with the same problem. So I thought I'd post a sort of solution here in case someone else is looking.

In the Armory Crate you can set a hot-key shortcut to open the Command Center (or Armory Crate itself). In "Settings / Keyboard shortcuts".

Let's for example set Open Command Center to "Ctrl + Alt + C" as suggested in the software.

Now open a new text document in Notepad or something else.

Enter this:

Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.SendKeys "^%c"


and save the file as something like "Open Command Center.vbs" (must be a .vbs file).

Note: the ^ refers to Control and % means Alt - there are many more VBScript alternatives - have a Google.

Create a shortcut to this file by right clicking on it, choosing "Show more options / Create Shortcut"

Now right-click the new shortcut file and choose "Properties"

In the "Target" box add the word "explorer" to the beginning of the existing text.

e.g. Target :  explorer "C:\Users\blahblahblah\Documents\Open Command Center.vbs"

and Apply and OK

Now that this shortcut is and "explorer" object, it can be dragged onto your taskbar or pinned to your start menu

You cannot otherwise pin files that are not apps in Windows 11 - older versions you probably can just drag the .vbs file

Try it - you may also want to change the Icon of the Shortcut to something from your Asus files

e.g. C:\Windows\System32\ASUSACCI\ArmouryCrateKeyControl.exe

which you must do before pinning to the Taskbar


Hope this makes sense....enjoy