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xdotool Alternatives for Linux

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

xdotool 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 xdotool.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • X11

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    Sikuli

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots).

    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Sikuli.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingSikuli supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingAutoKey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  3. Actiona icon

    Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Actiona without registration.
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  4. Repeat icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingRepeat supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingOldAutoKey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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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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  6. xcape

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    Linux utility to configure modifier keys to act as other keys when pressed and released on their own. - alols/xcape

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    atbswp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A multiplatform open source clone of tinytask. Contribute to RMPR/atbswp development by creating an account on GitHub.

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    ydotool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD

    Generic command-line automation tool (no X!). Contribute to ReimuNotMoe/ydotool development by creating an account on GitHub.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceydotool either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  9. Quikey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A keyboard macro tool. Contribute to bostrt/quikey development by creating an account on GitHub.

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    PyGUIBot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingPyGUIBot supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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