Autohotkey: What is it?

From autohotkey.com:

AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.

Basically, it is a way to do a lot of different things a lot quicker.

Personally, I use it to make my life easier, for instance:

  • by updating portable software,
  • making hotkeys to do certain things such as media play/pause/next,
  • type passwords in games that don’t allow for pasting.

 

Each script is basically a tekst file with a .ahk extension. The .ahk file is then run (or executed) by Autohotkey.exe, which you can download from here

If you run into issues or have questions, the Autohotkey community is very active on forums and irc

A good editor that I use is Notepad ++

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