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Can I make keyboard modifiers stay on?

I am sure I am saying this wrong, sorry about that. What I need to do is to make keyboard modifiers used by windows programs permanent until I turn them off (Win 7 ultimate x64). For example, in one GIS program I use Alt-Shift-right mouse click quite often to select objects in many layers in a drawing. When I just use the mouse button I select objects in one layer only. So if I want to repeatedly select objects in multiple layers I have to hold down Alt-Shift when I am using the mouse, which is a royal pain in  the arse.

Sometimes I select some objects using the modifier, then click on another window in the program, click the mouse over a cell in a table, type some stuff in (in this window Alt-Shift has no effect on the mouse behavior), then back to the drawing to select something else, and NOT have to use Alt-Shift (but I want the mouse to function in the same manner). I want to use Alt-Shift-right click once, then turn off the key combination and just use the mouse to select until I press it again.  

I don't think this is possible in native Win but there may be software out there that does this?
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orerockon
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johnb6767Commented:
If this is an Application Specific hotkey, I think the answer is no, as a 3rd party app wouldn't be able to do the same functions that your app's hotkeys..... Id leave it open for more discussion though.... Maybe someone will have some thoughts....
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orerockonAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, I found a 3rd party app that works, evaluating it now!
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