Warcraft 3 (and it's expansion The Frozen Throne) has a pretty extensive hotkey customization feature. However I can't seem to find a way to customize the hotkeys for my inventory items.

The inventory hotkeys are default set to numpad 7,8,6,5,1, and 2. With each number corresponding to a particular slot in your 6 block inventory.

My labtop sadly does not boast a numpad, so as of right now I have no way to activate my inventory items short of clicking them manually, which becomes a real game changer when I'm playing DotA and every half-second actually matters in heated combat.

Does anybody know of any way around this?


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Here you can set your hero skills to custom keys,it also has the option to set the inventory to custom keys(under "Extensions (Win Only)" tab).

Note that setting the inventory keys will require you to download additional script...the site has the guide for that so try it out.

This is your second option,I didn't tried it so i cant tell you much.

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    this seems like its going to work like a charm. I've just about finished configuring all my settings. After I test it out, if it works, you'll get your check. +1 for now. Thanks alot!
    – Ender
    Commented Mar 21, 2012 at 14:37

While your laptop may not have a number pad there should be a way that you can turn on a lock that turns on a pseudo numberpad on the right side of your keyboard. Generally it turns 789 = 789, uio = 456, jkl = 123. You should see these numbers on these keys.

Other designs have it where you press Fn+key to get the keypad number. For example, Fn+i = Keypad 5.

  • not with this labtop, but +1 because its an excellent idea that would normally have worked.
    – Ender
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 9:31
  • :( Well that's truly unfortunate. Almost all laptops I've encountered have had this functionality. Sucks that your's doesn't.
    – Sorean
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 16:44
  • yea i know, this labtop is kinda crappy. the freaking cpu fan went like 2months after i bought it, its keyboard is more than subpar for several reasons, and its wireless is rather weak. meh. it was cheap. lol
    – Ender
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 16:02

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