AutoHotKey scripts help developers to save time for non-repeating tons of similar actions. It can be used to launch programs, open documents, emulate, record user keystrokes, mouse clicks, and mouse movements. In addition, AutoHotkey can assign, change variables in Windows, manage files and folders.
With AHK, you can use abbreviations in a special way for writing texts. For example, at any moment when the user writes “btw” – the system will automatically correct these letters and make it the world “by the way”. And this is only the most trivial case. When coding, a lot of abbreviations can be made for convenience.
Most scripts can be run simultaneously with the system so that there is no need to run them by specific keystrokes or opening. The following functions of the AutoHotKey are most often used:
- Working with windows and any elements of the user interface.
- Handling mouse and keyboard messages.
- File operations.
- Operations with graphic images.
- Functions for processing strings
Painkiller: automation of recurring actions and hotkeys setup