AutoHotkey (AHK) is a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a scripting language that was initially aimed at providing keyboard shortcuts, otherwise known as hotkeys, that over time evolved into a full-fledged scripting language.

You can use AutoHotkey to:
- Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes or mouse clicks, or via COM.
- You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or a recorder.
- Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse.
- Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.
- Expand abbreviations as you type them.
- Retrieve and change the Clipboard's contents.

You can also:
- Convert any AHK script into an executable file that can be run on computers where AutoHotkey is not installed.
- Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces and menu bars.
- Automate data entry jobs by reading data from text files, XML, CSV, Excel and various database formats.
- Read signals from hand-held remote controls via the WinLIRC client script.
- Use the Component Object Model (COM).
- Use arrays, structures, matrices, and objects.
- Use variadic functions.
- Use DLL calls and Windows Messages.
- Use Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE).
- Use interactive debugging features.

License

Free

Supported Platforms

Windows

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Links to official AutoHotkey sites

Official Website    Facebook    GitHub

Features

Automatic Looping Create Macro Exe Compiler Hotkeys Key rebinding Lightweight Macros Scripting Task Automation Text expansion Add a feature

Categories

Development Office & Productivity

Tags

automated-tasks automation create-hotkeys macro-recorder text-expand text-expanding


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AutoHotkey is awesome for remapping of the keyboard and for customization of shortcuts and so much more.. It is script based, but quite easy to handle the basics of it.

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