About AutoHotKey_L 1.1.08.01
AutoHotkey_L is a scripting language primarily used to automate various repetitive tasks by allowing you to send simulated keystrokes and/or mouse clicks to any Windows application. AutoHotkey scripts can also display dialog boxes, menus and data entry forms to interact with the user. AutoHotKey scripts can run in Windows XP/Vista/7 and can be converted into EXE files that can be run on computers that don't have AutoHotkey installed.
An typical example where AutoHotKey is used is to automate the install of an application by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks to the application installer. You can use the script to auto install the application on other machines without you having to manually click on Next, Next, Next, Agree to License, enter installation path, etc).
Features of AutoHotKey_L 1.1.08.01
- Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder.
- Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.
- Expand abbreviations as you type them. For example, typing "btw" can automatically produce "by the way". (Windows 2000/XP only)
- Create custom data entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars.
- Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.
- Convert any script into an EXE file that can be run on computers that don't have AutoHotkey installed.
- Change the volume, mute, and other settings of any soundcard.
- 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.
- Customize the tray icon menu with your own icon, tooltip, menu items, and submenus.
- Perform scripted actions in response to system shutdown or logoff.
- Detect how long the user has been idle. For example, run CPU intensive tasks only when the user is away.
- 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.
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