AutoHotkey (AHK) is a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Microsoft Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a scripting language that was initially aimed at providing keyboard shortcuts, otherwise known as hotkeys, that over time evolved into ...

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AHK if/else of output from Custom Message Box Function

I've been trying to create a script that displays message boxes conditioned on the output from another customized message box with more than 3 options. The custom functions are taken form this thread ...
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How to trigger autohotkey script with a download

I want to trigger my script every time my Gpodder program downloads an MP3.
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Toggle Window Transparency With Autohotkey Mouse Hover?

I'd like to obscure a windows contents, until I very quickly "peek" at it with a mouse hover, and then have it return to being obscured/transaprent/etc. when I remove the mouse from the window. Ive ...
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Windows 10 - Remapping windows keys?

I'd like to map Win+W to behave like Win+Tab and Win+Q and Win+E to switch to previous and next virtual desktops respectively (What CTRL+Win+Arrow Keys do by default). How can this be done? (I have ...
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Autohotkey: Use Appskey as modifier, suppress context menu

AppsKey & t:: Send Test This prints 'est' and opens the menu. I would like it to print 'Test' and to not open the menu.
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Batch file to create .7z archive for each file (in folder/subfolder) to a new destination (folder/subfolder structure)

I use a batch file to backup files to 7-Zip archives. It creates an archive for each file separately in the folder where the original file is. Works with sub folders. FOR /r %%i IN (*.*) DO ( ...
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Open CMD Window, Run Batch File From CMD Window, Then Close CMD Window

I have tried to search for an example of how to do this with no success including with autohotkey (I'm very much a noob with AHK). What I am trying to do is open a command window at the explorer ...
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Shift+Ctrl+Tab not working in chrome with mapped Caps Lock key in Windows using SharpKeys

As suggested by this post, I used SharpKeys to map my Caps Lock key to Ctrl. A weird problem is that while other functions using this Caps Lock key as Ctrl works fine(like Caps Lock+Tab works fine in ...
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Script to make an Easier way to replace characters in AutoHotKey

I'm looking for a script which allows me to use an easier way to replace characters. Instead of doing A::1 B::2 C::3 for each and every character, I want to do ABC::123
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Way to switch keyboard layout with a hotkey without crashing Skype on Windows 10

Prior to Windows 10 I was using something similar to Autohotkey scripts mentioned in this question. After upgrading to Windows 10, PostMessage to a Skype chat window causes Skype to freeze. Is here ...
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AutoHotKey - Custom shortcut to switch to next/previous desktop in Windows 10

I have written a small AutoHotKey script to switch virtual desktops in Windows 10. I wrote this code so that I could switch desktops with my own custom keyboard shortcut instead of using Windows 10's ...
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How to move a window, or switch, to workspace N using keyboard?

Is there a way to achieve this using Autohotkey if there is no native functionality for it?
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Emulate left mouse button with CapsLock key

I want CapsLock key on my keyboard to act like the left mouse button. I want to be able to perform clicks, double clicks, send mouse down and mouse up events etc. Now I am using AutoHotkey and the ...
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Open URL in Word with non-default browser via AutoHotKey

I want to use Autohotkey to open a web link in word with Portable Firefox. The browser is not the default browser and resides in USB folder. #If WinActive("ahk_class OpusApp") #w:: Send +{F10} ...
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Cannot capture media key press

I am attempting to write an Auto HotKey script involving the media keys of my keyboard, but the key presses, such as Media_Play_Pause, do not seem to correspond to my media keys. While the media keys ...
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AHK script to open specific webpages

I cannot set up a script when trying to use just part of the Window Title of a webpage using Internet Explorer or Chrome SetTitleMatchMode, 2 #IfWinActive, bab.la Italian-English dictionary - ...
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autohotkey's ControlClick,&Set Default not working?

I'm following this awesome AutoHotkeyScript and having difficulty getting the Set Default button to be clicked. off topic: If you want to replicate, I had to change a few commands for detection of ...
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AutoHotKey Ctrl in Caps Lock doesn't work with shift

I don't have big fingers nor can I hit the ctrl key with my palm. Since I use ctrl for so many hotkeys, I had to remap it to the capslock button. I lived with it fine using the registry method for ...
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Matching Window Title of an Internet Explorer webpage [duplicate]

I cannot set up a script when trying to use just part of the Window Title of a webpage using Internet Explorer SetTitleMatchMode, 2 #IfWinActive, bab.la Italian-English dictionary - Internet Explorer ...
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Autohotkey. How will I hit ctrl button just once and not everytime?

shift::SoundSet +1 ctrl::SoundSet -1 .......is the script, problem is I need to press ctrl five times if I want my volume to increase five more. Unlike this: PgUp::SoundSet +3 pgdn::SoundSet -3 ...
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autohotkey press longer for caps

I want to press a key longer to get it pressed with shift Here is what I tried: $a:: KeyWait, a, T0.7 If ErrorLevel ...
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Tooltip should appear after typing two latters of the hotstrings-

This is the working autohotkey script. it generates tootips from hotstrings. I want that tooltip should appear after typing two latters. Please modify the script as I am not able to do so. Loop, ...
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Disable some Win+X hotkeys for Explorer from RegEdit under Windows 8.1

How to disable some of Win+X keys that are registered to Explorer so that they could be used by other software (e.g. disabling Win+I and Win+P and then mapping these keys from within Search Everything ...
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AHK suddenly not working in bluestack. any idea?

I just use AHK for bluestack then suddenly it's not working just this time. It still works in non-bluestack stuffs like open folders etc. but not in bluestack. this is the script: z::lbutton
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Click button on browser using ID programmatically (for Noob)

I am a freelancer, I have to upload images on a website, and I need automation. Taking example of this website, in google chrome, I can open console and enter $('#wmd-image-button').click() And ...
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Disable broken laptop keyboard in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable the internal Keyboard on my Laptop? I poured Tea over it and now the "M"-key is stuck. I tried a lot and it is far too expensive to replace the keyboard on this old laptop. ...
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Divide the screen in windows 7

I have to work on a debugger in one window and the source code and testing in another 2 windows. I have one large monitor. Doing Alt+Tab frequently is beginning ot hurt my fingers. I was looking for ...
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How to achieve expanded abbreviations on Mac OS X?

On Windows, AutoHotKey enables you to write short scripts to recognize keystrokes and then expand them if they match a shortened abbreviation. For example, if I type 4111 and hit space I can expand ...
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How can I use autohotkey to cycle through Google Chrome windows while filtering by title?

I'm having difficulty writing this because WorkFlowy (a Chrome extension) and Google Chrome have the same ahk_class. Here is a script I use to cycle through Windows Explorer windows in a similar ...
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How can I edit this autohotkey script to target different applications?

This autohotkey script is designed to make vlc unclickable and transparent. I'm trying to re-purpose it to do the same to a chrome window but changing the ID ID := WinExist("VLC media player") to ...
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How can I make a hotkey to play/pause music?

I used to have a laptop that had a function hotkey to play/pause music when you had a music player (iTunes, mediamonkey). I have a new laptop now, but it doesn't have that hotkey anymore. How can I ...
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How to remap direction key in Linux? [duplicate]

I use a simple AutoHotKey script to use vim navigation keys in OS-wide level. It is really useful and makes life a little easier. However, I just migrated to Mint. I am addicted to the vim keys and ...
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AutoHotKey - Esc:: ExitApp not working

I have a long AHK script with lots of simple {tab} and {down} etc... If something goes wrong, I need to terminate the script. Googled, found lots of answers, mostly saying: put esc::ExitApp at the ...
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AutoHotkey - - loop through files and replace whitespace with _

With AutoHotkey, trying to loop through all jpg's in an absolute path and replace all white space with _ . I've been fighting with this for ages, only got this far: #!l:: Loop, ...
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AHK script when screen projected to connected screen

How to create a AHK script where depending on the screen situation (ie, if it is projected onto another screen or not) an application is open at a certain area or at another area
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Autohotkey - need to reload

i am using autohotkey with great pleasure, but for some reason i need to reload the scripts / replace the instance every ~60 minutes. they are still active in my taskbar, but the shortcuts are no ...
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AutoHotkey: Press a button every x seconds while mouse-button y is pressed down

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible. While I hold mouse-button 4 ( back ) down, it should execute pressing down the combination ctrl+g every 50 ms. I can do it with my Logitech mouse, but I ...
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My AHK script keeps saying invalid hotkey

I'm trying to set up my function keys to adjust volume (like it did on my laptop), but I can't seem to get it to work. It just keeps saying invalid hotkey on line F5. Here's my code: #NoEnv ; ...
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Make Office ribbon to drop-down and hide on hover

How can I make a minimized Office ribbon to drop-down on hover over a tab and disappear after the mouse leaves it? Among other annoyances, one of the worst usability disadvantages of the Office ...
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Autohotkey high priority remapping

I want to make RCtrl+(w/a/s/d) map to (up/left/down/right), I wrote this script: $>^w::Send {Up Down} $>^w Up::Send {Up Up} $>^a::Send {Left Down} $>^a Up::Send {Left Up} $>^s::Send ...
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AutoHotkey sending odd characters

I have this autohotkey script: StringCaseSense, On ^':: { Input, char, L1 if char = a Send á else if char = A Send Á else if char = e Send é else if char = E Send ...
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How do I access the application icon's context menu with AutoHotKey?

I'm afraid I don't really know what this special menu is called, but I'd like to activate one of the menu items here from an AutoHotKey script. I'm trying to get at Clear Scrollback. Again, I ...
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Autohotkey won't execute whole script

Here's my script: ^!m::Send hello Sleep, 500 Send world All it does, is sends "hello". How do I tell autohotkey to move forward?
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How can I list positive and negative values separately in listview box in autohotkey?

Here's my AHK script: Gui, Add, Edit, x77 y15 w100 h30 vMyvar gEdit1 ;first edit box, there can be entered any value. Gui, Add, Edit, x237 y15 w100 h30 vNewvar Disabled, %Newvar% ;second edit box it ...
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How to send the information at different places by this GUI in autohotkey?

I made this simple GUI- Gui, Add, Text, x72 y20 w50 h-10 , Customer Name Gui, Font, S12 CDefault, Verdana Gui, Add, Text, x22 y40 w180 h30 , Customer name Gui, Add, Text, x22 y70 w180 h30 , Contact ...
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Autohotkey for Razer Blackwidow Macro Keys

I'm having extreme difficulty trying to map the M1-M5 macro keys on the Razer Blackwidow keyboard using AutoHotKey. A similar question was previously asked on this forum but no answer or solution ...
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What is the difference between simple imagesearch command and using it with coordmode in Autohotkey?

I want to know the difference between using simple imagesearch command and using it with coordmode. What difference does it really make when we use it with coordmode? Please elaborate and provide a ...
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Automatic and dynamic click script on windows

I'm in the need of creating a dynamic system which may allow me to auto move the mouse on a Windows client automatically. I've found online the program Autohotkey which may fit my needs, but I need ...
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How to activate specific excel window and specific excel sheet using com objects autohotkey?

I am using following script to activate specific excel window- f5:: WinWait, Microsoft Excel - B [Compatibility Mode], IfWinNotActive, Microsoft Excel - B [Compatibility Mode], , WinActivate, ...
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How to automate mouse clicks with conditions in autohotkey?

As i work on excel and i have to keep full screen mode on when i work on excel. for this i have automated mouse click like this- f2:: MouseClick, left, 497, 45 ;clicks on view tab Sleep, 100 ...