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AutoHotkey Alternatives for Linux

AutoHotkey is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is UI.Vision RPA, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to AutoHotkey and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AutoHotkey are espanso, AutoKey, Actiona and OldAutoKey.

AutoHotkey alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but may also be Task Automation Apps or Workflow Automation Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AutoHotkey.
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  1. Open-source task and test automation tool and Selenium IDE. The UI.Vision RPA software is a browser extension that can do desktop automation as well! Use it for web automation, form filling, screen scraping and Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

    UI.Vision RPA software is a browser extension, but it can do desktop automation as well!
    UI.Vision RPA vs AutoHotkey opinions
    Most users think UI.Vision RPA is a great alternative to AutoHotkey.
    chunghuahua

    Kantu is better for browser automation

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    ramonavforvendetta

    UI.Vision only works in webbrowsers

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    omarjokr

    AutoHotkey works everywhere, UI.Vision works only inside web browsers

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    espanso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    An open source, cross-platform text expander written in Rust.

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  3. AutoKey icon

    AutoKey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    AutoKey, previously known as AutoKey Py3, is a Python 3 port of the discontinued OldAutoKey , the desktop automation utility for Linux and X11.

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    Most users think AutoKey is a great alternative to AutoHotkey.
    SergioInToronto

    Simple, efficient, full access to python in scripts.

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    Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Actiona (formerly known as Actionaz) is a task automation tool. It allows you to create and execute action lists.

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    didn't show in previews or text the software had the ability to press a few keys and have a presaved text document entered into/onto a form, or a text field.

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    cannot create standalone script on linux

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    OldAutoKey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage collection of scripts and phrases, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these. This allows you to execute a script or insert text on demand in any program.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer developed. As announced by the developer, last version, 0.90.4, released in May 2012, is feature complete and can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive. A maintained port, updated to run on Python 3, has been hosted on GitHub with the name AutoKey icon AutoKey , previously known as AutoKey Py3

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    Most users think OldAutoKey is a great alternative to AutoHotkey.
    dayfuaim

    It does almost the same actions as AutoHotkey.

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  6. This tool lets you simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc. It does this using X11's XTEST extension and other Xlib functions.

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    because it is as easy to use and automate, except that it doesn't really support keyboard shortcuts, but because this is built-in to most desktop environments it isn't really needed in Linux.

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    TagUI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    The goal of UI (user interface) automation is to reproduce cognitive interactions that you have with websites or your desktop, so that your computer can do it for you, base on your schedule or conditions.

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    Repeat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    Repeat is a full-fledged, Java mouse/keyboard record/replay and automation hotkeys/macros creation using modern programming languages, and more advanced automation features. Working across three major OSes: Windows, OSX, and Linux.

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    entr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Run arbitrary commands when files change.

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  10. Anacron

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Anacron is a periodic command scheduler. It executes commands at intervals specified in days. Unlike cron, it does not assume that the system is running continuously.

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