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Chris Mallett
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Aug 22, 2018
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AutoHotkey Review

Tina de Pierre
Software to customize keyboard and mouse hotkeys
A review of AutoHotkey by Tina de Pierre

AutoHotkey is a free utility which enables you to perform a number of complex tasks through the use of hotkeys.

When AutoHotkey is running, it can do a number of things. Command it to run scripts with a sequence of mouse clicks, joystick usage or a combination of keystrokes. It can launch programs, manipulate files and folders and run automation.

The usage scenarios of AutoHotkey is really endless so there's no point in going into that, but most remarkable is its very small footprint on system resources when considering what it can do.

Overall, AutoHotkey can work as a great automation program that can save time by completing common tasks with user-defined hotkeys with the keyboard, mouse or joystick/gaming controller.

AutoHotkey features and highlights:
  • Change the volume, mute, and other settings of any sound card
  • Make any window transparent, always-on-top, or alter its shape
  • Use a joystick or keyboard as a mouse
  • Monitor your system. For example, close unwanted windows the moment they appear
  • Retrieve and change the clipboard's contents, including file names copied from an Explorer window
  • Disable or override Windows' own shortcut keys such as Win E and Win R
  • Alleviate RSI with substitutes for Alt-Tab
  • Customize the tray icon menu with your own icon, tooltip, menu items, and submenus
  • Display dialog boxes, tooltips, balloon tips, and popup menus to interact with the user
  • Perform scripted actions in response to system shutdown or logoff
  • Detect how long the user has been idle
  • Automate game actions by detecting images and pixel colors
  • Read, write, and parse text files more easily than in other languages
  • Perform operation(s) upon a set of files that match a wildcard pattern
  • Work with the registry and INI files

AutoHotkey is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from desktop enhancement software without restrictions. AutoHotkey is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This script creator software is filed under:
  • AutoHotkey Download
  • Freeware Desktop Enhancement Software
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Major release: AutoHotkey 1.1

Compatibility with this script creator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of AutoHotkey may be available from Chris Mallett.

AutoHotkey has been picked by our editors as good software.
AutoHotkey has been tested for viruses and malware.
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