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  • Date Added:
    March 30, 2008
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review


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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    "why would anyone want to learn something to do this"

    May 11, 2014   |   By wing912930

    Version: AutoHotkey


    -really achieve what you want
    -good enough to remap almost anything


    -you gotta read manual and learn
    -not many button
    -hardly a user interface

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version
    Version has dynamic function calling and fixes two minor bugs.
    Publisher AutoHotkey
    Publisher web site
    Release Date March 10, 2008
    Date Added March 30, 2008
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Automation Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 2.57MB
    File Name AutoHotkey111500_Install.exe
    Total Downloads 276,858
    Downloads Last Week 870
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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