I used a macro recorder for AutoHotkey in the past, but now I can't seem to find it at all.

How can I record macros for Autohotkey?

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    Why was this question closed? It doesn't seem to be off-topic here. Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 18:14
  • It doesn't demonstrate any research. I'd guess that a quick search would show some macro recorders or AHK documentation that would answer the question. There's nothing broken here, just someone asking someone else to do a web search on their behalf. Commented Jan 24, 2023 at 2:17

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Unfortunately, the original archive is gone after AutoHotkey moved to GitHub.

However we are lucky that archive.org still has a copy: https://web.archive.org/web/20150908182356/http://www.autohotkey.com/download/AutoHotkey.zip

There also once was an alternative named Macrorecorder.com, but this page now is flagged by Mozilla/Google as being taken over by malware.

Unfortunately John T's answer is only half of the solution. AutoScriptWriter is no longer a part of the newest AHK Installer. It is only part of the full old version of AHK, called by the somewhat misleading name "AutoHotkey Basic".

  • Go to the download page http://www.autohotkey.com/download/
  • Find "Installer for AutoHotkey Basic"
  • If you do not need UniCode, you can install this one, it includes AutoScriptWriter. However I recommend to use the new AHK, so this is not the solution.
  • Instead I recommend that you "download this zip file instead", at http://www.autohotkey.com/download/AutoHotkey.zip
  • In this ZIP there is a directory called AutoScriptWriter
  • Copy this complete directory somewhere, including the DLL.
  • You can run AutoScriptWriter.exe from within this directory.

Note that AutoScriptWriter does not create Unicode documents, so the Save button is useless now. However you can use the Clipboard to copy the text portions you want.

This solution works for me as of 2011-10-25


I'm working on a new Macro Recorder for AutoHotkey. It has many features, you can edit any part of the macro, test it and easily create Scripts with Hotkeys or Hotstrings. If anyone's looking for a Free Macro Utility, please check it out. Pulover's Macro Creator.

GitHub download link

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    (+1) - with donation. Thanks for your brilliant work on the Macro Recorder. I was looking for something like this, came across yours, and in a few minutes was able to automate something that would have taken a few hours of tedious effort. Best part is that it was easy to figure out without reading any tutorials -- just a little trial and error. Thanks. Commented Aug 23, 2014 at 14:14
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    I will love to try Pulover's Macro Creator once it pass Totalvirus site shows 2 Trojans are embedded check : virustotal.com
    – user391292
    Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 8:59
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    This website is now in security warning list when opened in Chrome browser.
    – Nam G VU
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 3:37
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    This software is open source; you can build it yourself quite easily. There will of course be false positives by heuristics-based virus scanners due to the nature of the program. BTW I see no warning for the site in Chrome right now.
    – Joe Coder
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 21:49
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    The installer from github contains the bloatware AdAware - watch out during installation if you don't want to install that and press decline on the right page.
    – Pascal
    Commented May 11, 2022 at 7:58

It comes with old versions of the AutoHotkey installer, it was called AutoScriptWriter. Some discussion around it can be found at the forums.

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    can you please remove your answer? its 2016 we cant find that writer in there official site anymore.
    – YumYumYum
    Commented Mar 31, 2016 at 14:32
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    @YumYumYum Why the heck a person should remove an answer? They put a time into it. Imagine removing books from the history. What the heck is that a request?!
    – Artfaith
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 16:00
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    @YumYumYum It's still at the official site, in older versions. autohotkey.com/download/1.0 autohotkey.com/download/1.0/AutoHotkey104805.zip autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=70679
    – Mark
    Commented Dec 10, 2021 at 0:21
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    @Faither completely agree with you. Its asif all records of an old treasure are requested to be deleted from the history books and the internet, just because someone stole the treasure or because it was lost after a hurricane damaged a ship that sank to the bottom of the sea. The problem is that stuff (programs/information) is removed, not because there is too much of (programs/information) online.
    – Sam
    Commented Jun 17, 2022 at 12:34
  • 2 minutes of search: autohotkey.com/download/1.0/AutoHotkey104805.zip from autohotkey.com/boards/…
    – Artfaith
    Commented Jun 18, 2022 at 13:41

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