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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.

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How can I open a command prompt in current folder with a keyboard shortcut?

How can I open a command prompt in current folder with a keyboard shortcut in Windows 7? Is there any way to implement this? I think Autohotkey could do this, but don't know how.
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How can I record macros for Autohotkey? [closed]

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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AutoHotKey equivalent on Mac

I am looking for a Mac application similar to AutoHotkey. What are the best Mac applications in this category?
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How to combine three keys as a hotkey with Autohotkey?

I want to combine CapsLock Alt k keys in a single hotkey, such as this: CapsLock & !k:: Send !{Up} This doesn't work because Autohotkey doesn't allow the combination of more than two keys except ...
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"Select to Copy and Middle Click to Paste" in Windows

Is there any application to mimic the "Select to Copy and Middle Click to Paste" behaviour in Windows? I was hoping to find an AutoHotkey script for this, but I couldn't. Maybe someone here could ...
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AutoHotkey scrolling & middle click & mouse acceleration

Problems Assume a Windows 7 machine, especially a laptop. No mouse driver allows holding down the right mouse button and moving the mouse to scroll, and yet retain the right mouse button ...
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Switch Ctrl and Alt with AutoHotKey without messing up the Alt-Tab switcher?

I want to switch the Ctrl and Alt keys in Windows XP. I created an AutoHotKey script that contains the following: LAlt::LCtrl RAlt::RCtrl LCtrl::LAlt RCtrl::RAlt This works, but the only problem ...
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Swapping Function (Fn) and Control (Ctrl) Keys on Lenovo ThinkPad W500

I'd like to swap the Fn and Ctrl keys on my ThinkPad W500 (like many others! See: How can I switch the function and control keys on my laptop? and Intercepting the Fn key on laptops) Numerous folks ...
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Is there an AutoHotKey for Ubuntu?

I would like to simulate keyboard combinations. I am able to do this on Windows with AutoHotKey. Is there an equivalent app for Ubuntu?
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How do I send a keyboard layout switch event with autohotkey in Windows 7?

I want to remap the keyboard layout/language switching to Win+Space, I tried it with: LWin & Space::Send, ^+ But it doesn't seem to work, I would want it to send a Ctrl+Shift sequence so ...
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Autohotkey: Use Space + Alt + q to trigger actions

I have some actions defined in an Autohotkey script and I want to run it whenever I press SPACE+Alt+Q. How can I do it? I have read that space has some issues, because it is already used by AHK to ...
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How to replace LaTeX commands with Unicode symbols?

Often, during a conversation or an email, or at a forum, I would like to type some math, but I don't need full equation support. Unicode symbols should suffice. What I need is an easy way to type ...
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How to disable autohotkeys for specific programs

I have some autohotkey settings for my joystick that are set to work everywhere. However, there are two programs in which I don't want the joystick remapped. How can I modify my script to prevent ...
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How to Remap a Program to lock Windows (Win+L)

I'm trying to remap WinLock to something new. Basiclly i want to remove Win+L to lock Windows and add Win+L to Open a specific program to be opened. Any Help ? Thanks. PS: currently i using #L::Run "...
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How can I use Autohotkey to focus on an existing Google Chrome tab, not a "container" window?

How can I use Autohotkey to focus on an existing Google Chrome tab, not a "container" window? Details Google Chrome seems to represent each window with a container window handle, which contains one ...
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Enable/Disable a network adapter with a keyboard shortcut

I started out trying to use a shortcut to display the Local Area Connection Status window on my desktop by creating a shortcut and assigning it Ctrl+, (comma). Windows didn't like that, so it added ...
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Prevent Windows Key from Opening Start Menu in Windows 7

I'd like to be able to stop the Windows Key from activating the Start Menu on Windows 7. I don't want to disable the Windows Key completely. I'd like Ctrl + Esc to still open the Start Menu. I know ...
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What Windows shortcuts should be blocked on a kiosk-mode PC

Assume a normal Windows 7 PC and a custom application running in kiosk mode. It's not possible to quit the application without a password. Now I want to block all Windows 7 key combinations which ...
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Cannot get Windows snipping tool to auto run with AutoHotKey

I am trying to get Windows 7 sniping tool to run when I hit my PRINTSCREEN keyboard button with AUTOHOTKEY. I have been unsuccessful so far though. Here is what I have for the AutoHotKey script. ...
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Set (Many) Programs' Window Size/Position

I'm looking for a solution similar to this, but for Windows 7 (64-bit), and not just for the terminal. This is also definitely not a duplicate of this question. The Problem Some programs remember ...
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How can I launch FireFox with no window frame or tabs / address bar?

I am looking for a way to launch Firefox from a script or command line without any window frame, address bar, or tabs. I'd like to be able to launch this at a given window size and position on screen. ...
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AutoHotKey: How to make my script run only within a specific program?

I have made an AHK script that adds metadata to video clips within Avid Media Composer (video editing software). It does this by entering all the necessary sub-menu's and sends mouse clicks to ...
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How do I disable certain keys using a key in AutoHotkey?

I want the "End" key to block/lock certain keys like a,s,d,i,j,k,l. And when I click "End" again to unblock the same keys (a,s,d,i,j,k,l). How can I do this in Autohotkey? Can someone please tell me ...
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Move E-mails into specific folder using keyboard shortcut in Outlook 2010

I am looking for a way to move e-mails in Outlook to a specific folder. For example: Windows+M - Will automatically move highlighted messages into "FOLDERA" without any popups or anything. I know ...
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Send double-click with Autohotkey

I'd like to remap the middle mouse button to double-click using autohotkey. A simple remapping (4th mutton -> middle button) worked fine using XButton1::MButton but I couldn't find a way to remap a ...
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How to write an autohotkey script to toggle the Show hidden files and folders setting?

I would like to make use of a hotkey to toggle the Show hidden files and folders setting. I want to use it on both windowsXp and Windows7. Here is what I got so far: #h:: RegRead, Showall_Status, ...
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Windows 8: Add German umlauts to US keyboard layout (maybe using AutoHotKey)

I just realized that the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator does not work anymore under Windows 8. I used it successfully under Windows 7 to create a custom keyboard layout on top of a US layout, where ...
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Problem with rebinding Ctrl to Capslock using Autohotkey

I am using AutoHotkey to rebind Ctrl to Capslock like this: Capslock::Ctrl I have also bound my home keys for movement while Capslock is held: ^h::Send {LEFT} ^j::Send {DOWN} ^k::Send {UP} ^l::Send ...
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AutoHotKey script that quickly finds an open window by title

I'm looking for a script that will allow me to start typing text and filter through the open windows (a list of titles will suffice) and select a window with a keyboard from the list. The first ...
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Create a hotkey /keyboard shortcut to close the Notepad++ Find Results window

I have always wished that Notepad++ had a keyboard shortcut for closing the Find Results pane / window that appears when I do one of the following: Find All in All Opened Documents Find All in ...
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Shortcut for "Next" window in Windows 8 (or 7 or XP)

I want to have a shortcut for the next window in the open windows I do know about Alt+Tab but that's not what I want. Alt+Tab will cycle between 2 windows. Alt+Tab+Tab will cycle between 3 windows ...
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Start/End selection with AutoHotkey

I would like to have a script in AutoHotkey that allows me to do the following: When I hit Control + Space: It would initiate "text selection mode" (i.e. if I move the cursor with the arrow keys, or ...
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Autohotkey - set a hotkey to toggle (disabled-enabled a hole autohotkey script)

Hi I used to use at the beginning of my Autohotkey script toggle between totally disable it and totally enable it scrolllock:: Pause but it doesn't work anymore, and I have realize that if I set ...
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What is the easiest way to get a yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss timestamp hotkey on the Mac?

On Windows I use the PSPad editor which has a nice ALT-D timestamp which you can edit the format of, e.g. yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss. When working outside an editor, e.g. Google Docs, I have Autohotkey ...
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What to do when I need more keys than my keyboard has?

I have a standard keyboard. With AutoHotKey, I have mapped F1 to F12 to perform extremely specific tasks which I have muscle-memorized, and in addition to these, I have numerous WinKey+Letter ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Swap Mouse Buttons

I use my mouse with both hands and like to switch back and forth for comfort reasons. However, this is made difficult by needing to go through about a zillion layers of menus to swap the buttons each ...
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Disable Ctrl+Z shortcut or clear undo history in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to disable the CTRL+Z (Undo) shortcut in Windows Explorer? Alternatively, is there a way to have Windows Explorer "forget" its undo history? The reason I ask is that you may have ...
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Any way to keep connection alive in pgAdmin without setting it on the server?

I am using postgres.heroku.com to host my databases. This means that I have no way of changing server settings. Therefore, the answer to this question does not help me. Heroku is not willing to change ...
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How to disable only some Windows 10 global shortuts to use them in third-party applications?

1. Briefly I want to disable only some Windows 10 default global hotkeys, to use this hotkeys for run Sublime Text commands. 2. Detail I have Windows 32-bit 10.0.14393. In Windows 10 we have many ...
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How to fix AHK to send keys to RDP fullscreen?

How do you get AutoHotKey hotkeys to work with Remote Desktop in fullscreen on Windows 7?
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Open Powershell as Administrator at Current File Explorer Directory Keyboard Shortcut (Windows 10)

Let's say that I'm browsing through Windows File Explorer, and suddenly I decide that I would like to open Powershell as administrator at the current directory (the directory that I'm at in File ...
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How do I disable specific windows 10/Office Keyboard Shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+WIN+ALT+D)

it seems that Office has decided to hi-jack the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+WIN+D. That might not seem like a problem, but I have assigned that keyboard shortcut in AutoHotKey and have been ...
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Generic way to remap every media button

Today I tried to remap some keyboard media keys to more useful functions and failed to do so. The problem The manufacturer doesn't provide a utility to bind and execute custom commands. My previous ...
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Remap arrow keys to win+ijkl on linux

I'd like to remap arrow keys to windows key plus ijkl. I can do this easily in Autohotkey on windows, but I'm struggling on Linux (Ubuntu lucid). I'd really like the solution to work independently ...
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Remapping Ctrl-Alt-Arrow in Windows 10 using AutoHotkey

I am trying to remap Ctrl-Alt-Right and Ctrl-Alt-Left to imitate Ctrl-Win-Right and Ctrl-Win-Left, respectively. I followed the instructions given in this post, and succeeded in mapping Ctrl-Arrow to ...
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Autohotkey ... modifying the mouse/touchpad pointer speed?

Is there any way (using autohotkey or not) to create a shortcut (two, actually) for modifying the mouse/touchpad pointer speed ? I have two mices, and one touchpad, which I use alternatively ... and ...
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Super key to pause, mute mic, and mute speakers in windows

EDIT:Just rephrasing the question: Does anyone know how to mute the mic using autohotkey? Here's why I need it: Whenever someone walks in my office I have to pause the media player. Sometimes, when ...
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automate so that if and only if external monitor is attached, closing laptop lid does nothing

Please don't mark as duplicate before reading the whole thing. I have read the other posts and they do not solve my issue. I'm using a laptop with an external display. When the display is connected, ...
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How do I figure out the installation path of apps from the Microsoft Store

I want to set up a hotkey tool called Autohotkey to open up a program called "Trello" when I hit a certain key combination. For that I need to know the absolute path of the program. The only problem ...
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How do you map a solo press of a modifier key to its own function or mapping on Windows?

Today on hacker news there was a clever article on custom shortcut keys. The author talks about a technique for remapping a modifier key such as CTRL to ESC if CTRL were pressed without a modifier. ...
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