I have no programming experience so its a little daunting at first, but surprisingly easy to get into and use, particularly as assistance is readily available on the forum.
Makes a great text expander, something which as far as I can tell AutoIt cannot do (on their forums they seemingly regard a text expansion feature as tantamount to key logging yes, totally weird I know!). And the text can be expanded by means of keyboard shortcuts or by a great choice of GUI such as ListBoxes, DropDown lists etc. Plus there is even a pop-up calendar which works in Excel and is much easier to set up than Excels own pop-up Calendar equivalent.
As a non-programmer I was initially put off as it appeared each script (e.g. each text expansion shortcut) had to be in its own file, resulting in numerous scripts having to be run and thereby being unmanageable. However I later discovered a script can contain numerous different macro commands so that is actually not a problem.
Also opens websites, launches programs and much, much more. Highly recommended!
I used ... for a decade. Since two months ago I changed to AutoHotkey. It's fantstic (not for initial users).
Simple: you can edit your script directly in a TXT file.
Light: ultra-fast with a bit of RAM.
Powerful: you can automatize all your most common tasks.
Once for all, worth spending a few hours to learn to use.
This software is a beautiful gift to anyone who uses it. There are soooo many things you can do with it!
I know how hotkeys set up for opening up all my favorite programs, my most visited websites, logging off and resetting my computer, custom text and links to directories and on and on.
This program can be a bit confusing at first and if a command is not recognized it will mess up the whole program which is kinda lame, but overall amazing.
This is a great automation tool that just keeps evolving. It is pretty amazing what you can do with this program. Two-Thumbs Up! Thanks for an fabulous utility!
Pretty easy to use as a non-script savvy user. The record feature saved my butt when using the program. Exceeded my expectations.
I looked around for a solution for my problem and found this software. Had it doing what i wanted within 10 minutes. Very powerful AND easy to use.
Can't live without this one. With the help of AutoHotkey, I've: (1)Tamed the CapsLock key (2)Put a use to the Scroll Lock key (3)Control volume using my mousewheel (4)Control my audio player using keypad combo (5)Define custom shortcuts for actions I've often done (6)Automate LOTS of things I usually do on my workstation.
In short, a godsend!
It's like a programming language. Create scripts and compile them to EXE. Record keystrokes to a script and assign it to a key for play back. This program's capabilities are limited only by your imagination.
I was looking for a hotkey application that can send keystrokes to specific Windows class only, and AutoHotKey can provide this. I took me less than 5 minutes to tweak the script to get what I wanted. Way to go AutoHotKey.
Even you dont know how to program, with this tool, you can do lot of things. I use it to auto log into my SAP, lotus notes; to help me in repeating copy and paste; to del null folders; to change a pic from true color to 8bit. You can find lots of scripts in its forum.
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