Open Source AutoKey Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to AutoKey for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best open source Linux alternative is espanso. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to AutoKey and nine of them are open source and available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Linux alternatives to AutoKey are Sikuli (Free, Open Source), Actiona (Free, Open Source), OldAutoKey (Free, Open Source) and Repeat (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 23, 2021

    1. An Open Source, Cross-platform Text Expander on steroids.
    2. Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots).
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    3. Actiona (formerly known as Actionaz) is a task automation tool. It allows you to create and execute action lists. You don't need to know any programming language to use it: its intuitive interface allows you to create action lists (scripts) using drag & drop.
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    4. 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 , previously known as AutoKey Py3

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    5. 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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    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.
    7. Trigger actions when certain keys are pressed.
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    8. A keyboard macro tool.
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    9. Tool to automate GUI interactions and auto-tests. Contains a GUI-tool to compose interaction scripts. Can be executed both as a GUI and as a command line tool.
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