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AutoHotkey L

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This freeware program lets power users perform complex operations by pressing a few keys. A quick glance shows that the AutoHotkey script language offers a wide range of opportunities.

First, it can run programs, manipulate program windows, and send keystrokes or mouse clicks. Multimedia or Internet keyboards are supported, and you can plug in nonstandard devices. It can also handle files and folders. For instance, it can check whether there is enough free disk space, then delete all temporary files if there isn't. Most remarkably, you can pack your scripts into EXE files that will run on any PC, even without AutoHotkey installed.

AutoHotKey hogs a grand total of only 1MB of memory when running in the background. However, the user interface is minimal, so you will have to read the manual carefully and write scripts yourself. The program works great as a script-running engine, but we would like to see more tools in the interface, such as a script library and an integrated scripting environment. AutoHotkey should appeal to advanced users with some command of scripting and a dislike for removing their fingers from the keyboard.

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"Fantastic time saver for repetitive tasks"

May 07, 2011  |  By NikBull

 |  Version: AutoHotkey L


This program really is fantastic & I use it heavily at work & at home. Create shortcuts on any key, create abbreviations that expand to a full paragraph & more


you do have to be comfortable with learning the notepad scripting to make it work, it isn't particularly complicated but perhaps makes it unsuitable for complete novices.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version fixed Cleanup code in COM method calls was freeing the wrong parameters.
Publisher AutoHotkey
Publisher web site http://www.autohotkey.com
Release Date January 01, 2011
Date Added January 01, 2011
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Automation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.67MB
File Name AutoHotkey112202_Install.exe
Total Downloads 313,818
Downloads Last Week 509
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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