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Editors' Review

AutoHotkey automates keystrokes and mouse clicks to more efficiently handle repetitive tasks, like clicking through screens or entering your street address. You can also write macros or use the app's macro recorder. AutoHotkey supports scripting, too. Best of all, AutoHotkey is open source freeware.

Pros

Setup options: AutoHotkey's setup process includes options galore.

Hotstrings: Hotstrings expand abbreviations into full text, but they can trigger any action you can script.

Screen management: AutoHotkey's ImageSearch command can search screen regions for images. PixelGetColor records the color of single pixels at precise screen coordinates. PixelSearch searches for pixels by color.

Windows management: AutoHotkey has many Windows controls, including Groups (GroupActivate, GroupAdd, GroupClose, GroupDeactivate). Directives enable direct (sometimes brute force) commands for many operations.

Cons

Complex: AutoHotkey makes things easier, but it has so many options, features, and capabilities that less experienced users might find it daunting.

Scripting: It's not difficult to write macros, and AutoHotkey provides extensive instructions and support; nevertheless, it's another aspect that might intimidate inexperienced users.

Bottom Line

AutoHotkey is an impressive app with almost limitless capabilities in the right hands. Some users might find it intimidating, which is a shame because AutoHotkey is actually easy to use and can automate the most basic commands as easily as complex strings.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.30.01
  • Changed TV_Add/TV_Modify to allow "Bold1" and "Bold0".
  • Fixed hotkey pairs with non-zero #InputLevel blocking sent events.
  • Fixed Control Choose to send WM_COMMAND even if the control's ID is 0.
  • Fixed heap corruption in scripts with keyboard hook but no hotkeys.
  • Fixed escape sequences in one-line hotstrings with 'X' option.
  • Fixed `` escape sequence preceding a ; comment flag.
  • Fixed finally corrupting the value of a pending return.
  • Fixed MsgBox to detect timeouts even if the thread is interrupted.
  • Fixed Ahk2Exe to support more built-in variables in #Include.
General
Publisher AutoHotkey
Publisher web site http://www.autohotkey.com
Release Date November 11, 2018
Date Added November 12, 2018
Version 1.1.30.01
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Automation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.32MB
File Name AutoHotkey_1.1.30.01_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 403,354
Downloads Last Week 365
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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