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So in DOTA 2 I would like to use space bar a key modifier, like ALT does. so I remapped the ALT key to Space Bar and vice versa using AutoHotkey. The problem is, when I am chatting to my team mates, I have to use the ALT key as a space. Is there a way to make it so that I could use say Num1 and Num2 (any key is fine, I have rebindable keys on my keyboard), to switch between the remapped version of my keys and the original usage of the keys, like a profile system?

Edit: Changed wording for clarification.

  • Are you trying to bind space bar to alt so that the camera behaves similarly to League of Legends? – aytimothy Nov 6 '14 at 9:29
  • Nah, in Dota 2 you can set keybinds so that you can have ALT+Key uses an ability or somesuch, problem is, you can only use the ALT key for this, not the space or CTRL etc. So what I want to do is map space to alt but be able to revert it back to its original function (space) so I can chat in game and such. – Fluffy Bunny Ducky Nov 7 '14 at 5:09
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    My thought is to make enter (and escape) toggle this specific AutoHotkey state. So when you press enter to send a message, it switches spacebar back to spacebar, and when you've sent your message with enter it switches back to being ALT. – Decency Nov 7 '14 at 5:26
  • Honestly, this is probably better off being asked in a different Exchange site - it's not really about anything other than AutoHotkey – franglais Nov 7 '14 at 23:06
  • try to work with those commands: dota_remap_alt_key 0 "Specify a key to use instead of the alt key in-game." and dotadev_bind "For development: Bind a key to in dota (ALT+key) allowed." taken from: dota2.gamepedia.com/List_of_Console_Commands – Wandang Nov 24 '14 at 12:55
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This is an old question but because I got an answer I thought I could share it.

I think this is exactly what I did for myself https://github.com/bemug/dota2cfg

The good news is that it can be done right in source scripting, you don't need external tools.

Basically I remap the space key to a modifier using source script, and when I press space, it execute a file containing some bindings. When I release it, it execute another file overriding these bindings with new ones.

alias +keyShift "exec bindingsOnPress"
alias -keyShift "exec bindingsOnRelease"
bind "SPACE" "+keyShift"

Hope this helps :)

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