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August 12, 2019

Light Bulb!I’ve started blogging Weekly AutoHotkey Tips. I’m reviewing my writing and looking for those ideas and techniques which AutoHotkey scriptwriters might find the most useful. This week I talk about isolating your Hotkeys and Hotstrings to specific apps or windows—”AutoHotkey Tip of the Week: IfWinActive Versus #IfWinActive—August 12, 2019.”

July 28, 2019

This last part in this RegEx series “Pasting Date Parts into Forms (AutoHotkey RegEx Tips Part 4)” isn’t really the last of my dealing with Regular Expressions (RegEx).

I’m working on a similar script for totaling numbers on-the-fly in any document. Highlight the appropriate area of the document and hit the Hotkey combination. The script extracts the numbers, totals them, then presents their sum in a message box. Stay tuned!

July 18, 2019

Sometimes greed is good! See “Removing Excess Tabs and Spaces with RegEx Greed (AutoHotkey RegEx Tips Part 3)

July 11, 2019

Part 2 in the Regular Expressions (RegEx) mini-tutorial, “Finding UK Postal Codes (AutoHotkey RegEx Tips Part 2).”

July 6, 2019

I’ve started a short series on using the power of Regular Expressions (RegEx) as demonstrated in the MultiPaste.ahk script, “Finding US Zip Codes (AutoHotkey RegEx Tips Part 1).”

June 26, 2019

MultiPasteAddressMsgBox

AutoHotkey scripts don’t need to solve world problems. Sometimes the best AutoHotkey apps come in the form of simple quick tricks which make your Windows life just a little easier. This addition to the MultiPaste.ahk script saves a bit of time and a lot of aggravation—”Parsing and Pasting One-Line Street Addresses (AutoHotkey Multi-Paste Trick)“.

June 20, 2019

I’m working on the next blog which adds street addresses to the MultiPaste.ahk script for parsing a single-line address into its component parts. I’ve posted the MultiPaste.ahk script at both download sites (the primary site, ComputorEdge Free AutoHotkey Scripts, which includes a description, and the backup download site, ComputorEdge Software Showcase— ZIP file only), for your perusal.

Windows cut-and-paste operations have inflicted enough aggravation for me to incorporate this short MultiPaste.ahk script into my primary apps.

In this script and an upcoming script for quickly totaling selected numbers in any Web page, document, or spreadsheet, I make use of some relatively simple Regular Expressions (RegEx). All of these techniques would prove much more difficult to accomplish without Regular Expressions. In the near future, I plan to write a blog about the latest RegEx solutions buried in these scripts. It might surprise to find how easily you can implement these tricks.

To learn more about how to use Regular Expressions (RegEx) in your AutoHotkey scripts, see the book Regular Expressions (RegEx) in AutoHotkey.

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June 17, 2019

With this blog, “Brute Force Data-Set Copy-and-Paste (AutoHotkey Clipboard Technique)“, I start a short series on creating simple modified Windows Clipboard tools. I begin with a Multi-Paste script for parsing Clipboard data-sets. Continue reading