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February 15, 2019

The Duality of Curly Brackets in Hotstrings (Beginning AutoHotkey Tips)

February 8, 2019


Dealing with Hash Marks (#) in Hotstrings (AutoHotkey Quick Tip)

January 29, 2019

For a look at how to save data using the FileSelectFile command, see “Use the FileSelectFile Command to Save Instant Hotstrings to an AutoHotkey File.”

January 25, 2019

robotaicartoonI’ve recently realized why AI (Artificial Intelligence) will never present the threat that many believe. For one thing, we should call it artificial “sensing” rather than “intelligence” since it has nothing to do with intellect—except the human intellect and imagination which created it.

(Note to Jack: It’s very dangerous to make outrageous political statements in an AutoHotkey blog.)

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The more I work on the InstantHotstring.ahk script, the more things I learn about AutoHotkey. This time I highlight an easier way to write a Hotstring which includes italic (or bold) style without too many gymnastics, “Adding Italics to Hotstrings in Word Processing Software (AutoHotkey Quick Tip).”

January 23, 2019

See this exploration of the flexible, powerful Hotstring X option, “Add Action to Your Hotstrings Using the New X Option (AutoHotkey Tip).”

January 16, 2019

Using the InstantHotstring.ahk script might be a good way to learn how to write basic AutoHotkey Hotstrings. (“Using GUI Checkbox Controls to Set Hotstring Options (AutoHotkey Technique)“)

January 15, 2019

You’ll find lots of eating and drinking in the InstantHotstring.ahk script—far beyond the Hotstring() function. I’ve just added the capability to save your new Hotstrings in an AHK filename of your choice. You can either run the file directly with AutoHotkey or load the Hotstrings into the InstantHotstring.ahk app. I have yet to write a number of the remaining blogs about the many script features:

  1. Dealing with the C1 (no case-sensitivity) Hotstring option as an exception in the InstantHotstring.ahk script.
  2. A look at considerations when using the X (execute) option in the InstantHotstring.ahk script.
  3. Using the FileSelectFile command to save/load Hotstrings by name.
  4. Adding color and style to GUI window controls.
  5. Tricks for adding a sample AHK saved file without using FileInstall command or a separate sample file. (No compiling required.)

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