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November 16, 2017

Turn the AutoHotkey icon in the Windows Systems Tray into a hot-button.

November 15, 2017

I’ve been in contact with Michael Todd for quite a while. He’s built an interesting library of mostly AutoHotkey applications. I keep meaning to review them, but other events seem to take over. Here for your perusal, I offer “Michael’s Tech Notes – Blog.” Let me know what you think.

November 15, 2017

From Joe Glines:

Our webinar next Tuesday November 21st from 4-6 EST is on: Working with multiple scripts/files

In this webinar we plan to cover:

  1. Breaking out scripts into separate files / functions
    • Using #include
    • Lib folder 📂
  2. Sharing data between scripts via:
    • Passing via command parameters
    • COM object
    • OnMessage 💬
  3. Consolidating scripts from multiple files into one

If you would like to attend, please register for AHK webinars. Even if you cannot attend, if you register we’ll send links to recordings and resources shared.

November 10, 2017

Cover 250 BorderI’ve just published my latest book, Beginning Tips for Writing AutoHotkey Script, which endeavors to clear up some of the mystery surrounding the way AutoHotkey works. You’ll find grasping how AutoHotkey processes AHK scripts a tremendous help. Quite a bit of the confusion encountered by novice AutoHotkey scriptwriters occurs through misunderstandings about the manner in which everything (life, the universe, and AutoHotkey scripts) fits together. I wrote the book with that muddiness in mind.

I’ve included both some of my earlier blogs on the topic, as well as, more recent ones—melding them into a gestalt whole for the book. As usual, the light turned on for me a number of times during the exploration. (The book includes “best practices” for writing script which you can easily integrate with other scripts while continuing to act as standalone apps.) Plus, I’ve included the book in the AutoHotkey Library deal along with Why AutoHotkey?


November 3, 2017

AutoHotkey uses a special loop (For Key [, Value] in Expression) for associative arrays.

October 24, 2017

Sometimes you can solve a multitude of problems with associative arrays.

October 20, 2017

Locate data for the InstantHotkey.ahk script with a Loop. Continue reading