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 a full-fledged scripting language.

AutoHotkey can be used to:

  1. Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or a macro recorder.
  2. Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.
  3. Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Essentially any key, button or combination can become a hotkey.
  4. Automate almost any kind of GUI.
  5. Retrieve and change the clipboard's contents.
  6. Opening programs, documents, and websites with simple keystrokes.
  7. Monitoring a system and automatically opening wanted and closing unwanted programs.
  8. Scheduling an automatic reminder, system scan, or backup.
  9. Creating text replacement task or automatic spelling correctors.
  10. Convert any AHK script into an executable file that can be run on computers where AutoHotkey is not installed.

AutoHotkey also has a very friendly and helpful community.


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