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AutoHotkey: Free Mouse / Keyboard Macro Program with Hotkeys, AutoText - Windows


AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility for Windows. With it, you can:

    * Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder.
    * Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.
    * Expand abbreviations as you type them. For example, typing "btw" can automatically produce "by the way".
    * Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars. See GUI for details.
    * Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.
    * Respond to signals from hand-held remote controls via the WinLIRC client script.
    * Run existing AutoIt v2 scripts and enhance them with new capabilities.
    * Convert any script into an EXE file that can be run on computers that don't have AutoHotkey installed.

Getting started might be easier than you think. Check out the quick-start tutorial at

Other Features

    * Change the volume, mute, and other settings of any soundcard.
    * Make any window transparent, always-on-top, or alter its shape.
    * Use a joystick or keyboard as a mouse.
    * Monitor your system. For example, close unwanted windows the moment they appear.
    * Retrieve and change the clipboard's contents, including file names copied from an Explorer window.
    * Disable or override Windows' own shortcut keys such as Win+E and Win+R.
    * Alleviate RSI with substitutes for Alt-Tab (using keys, mouse wheel, or buttons).
    * Customize the tray icon menu with your own icon, tooltip, menu items, and submenus.
    * Display dialog boxes, tooltips, balloon tips, and popup menus to interact with the user.
    * Perform scripted actions in response to system shutdown or logoff.
    * Detect how long the user has been idle. For example, run CPU intensive tasks only when the user is away.
    * Automate game actions by detecting images and pixel colors (this is intended for legitimate uses such as the alleviation of RSI).
    * Read, write, and parse text files more easily than in other languages.
    * Perform operation(s) upon a set of files that match a wildcard pattern.
    * Work with the registry and INI files.


Software License: GNU General Public License 

Categories: Office - Scripting and Macro Tools - Windows
« Last Edit: May 12, 2008, 11:05:34 PM by Software Santa »


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