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OldAutoKey

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...

  • Linux
  • X11

What is OldAutoKey?

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.

Features

  • 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
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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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OldAutoKey Features

  1.  Support for scriptingOldAutoKey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.

OldAutoKey information

  • Developed byChris Dekter
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives68 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 2 comments and reviews about OldAutoKey, and it has gotten 50 likes

OldAutoKey was added to AlternativeTo by mkny13 on and this page was last updated . OldAutoKey is sometimes referred to as AutoKey.

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LordMax
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One of the best solution, also today in 2017

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Ravaelles
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Offers nice grouping of keys, you can copy over entire dir from machine to another machine

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dayfuaim

It does almost the same actions as AutoHotkey.

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  • Text Replace
  • hotstring
  • python-scripts

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