A thing I find very difficult while PVPing in Minecraft is changing my hotbar slot. Scrolling is just way too slow (unless its 1 slot to the left or right) and I can only reach the number keys 1-3 (so those are the ones I mainly use)
Since I don't have a 12-button mouse (with a numpad on the side), I have created an AutoHotKey program that automatically presses the numbers 4-9 when I hold down one of the extra buttons on my mouse and press one of the letters: Q, W, E, A, S, D
For example if I hold down my extra mouse button and press W, it becomes 5 and if I hold down my extra mouse button and press D, it becomes 9
I thought this was a good idea but it just seemed to be even slower and more unefficient (maybe it's just because I'm not used to it)
So what are your hot keys? Do you have any ideas for improving mine, should I do something completely different or will I become faster if I just get used to it?
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Personally, I use keyboard key 1 for hotbar slot 1, keyboard key 2 for hotbar slot 2, ... and keyboard key 9 for hotbar slot 9. I use the scroll wheel most of the time, though. (Note that when it comes to Minecraft, I'm a casual singleplayer-playing player, not someone going head-to-head with other people online, so this information might not be worth anything for you.)