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.
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
AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage collection of scripts, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these scripts allowing you to execute them on demand in whatever program you are using.
The core part of AutoKey is sending and receiving keyboard events via the X server. It supports multiple X interfaces and should therefore be compatible with virtually any version of Linux running an X server. Full unicode support is provided and it should in theory work with any keyboard layout.
* KDE and GTK versions available, making AutoKey integrate well into any desktop environment. * Write Python scripts to automate virtually any task that can be accomplished via the keyboard * Built-in code editor (using QScintilla in KDE or GtkSourceView2 in GTK) * Create phrases (blocks of text) to be pasted into any program on demand (uses the X selection) * Create collections of phrases/scripts in folders, and assign a hotkey or abbreviation to the folder to display a popup menu * Regular expressions can be used to filter windows by their title, to exclude hotkeys/abbreviations from triggering in certain applications * Scripts, phrases and folders can be attached to the tray icon menu, allowing you to select them without assigning a hotkey or abbreviation * AutoKey can track your usage patterns and present the most frequently used items at the top of the popup menu