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This is a script inspired by ActiveType for 3ds Max. With this script you can quickly execute some python code or other commands. (creating sphere, open hypershade, etc). All menu items in Maya are in here.
Maya 2013 extention 2 and up
Download the plugin file (ActiveTyping.nll.dll) and place it in Maya’s plugin path (C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2014\bin\plug-ins\).
(Re)start Maya and go to the Plug-in Manager (Window -> Settings/Preferences/Plug-in Manager) and check Loaded and Auto load.
To run it, execute this code in a MEL tab of the Maya’s script editor
To add a hotkey/shortcut go to Window -> Settings/Preferences -> Hotkey Editor and add a new mel hotkey in the user section with the code above.
How to use
Add shortcut to this command. To add custom commands, type: editUserCommands or showUserCommands.