Beginning Tips for Writing AutoHotkey Scripts (Modular Independence of HotKeys)

This is the second part of the series for beginners about how to visualize AutoHotkey script writing. The first part discusses HotStrings and how each operates as a separate feature independent of the rest of the script. This concept in scripting is a little unusual in programming languages (and may seem sloppy), but makes adding hotstrings for text replacement/expansion easy. Continue reading

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Beginning Tips for Writing AutoHotkey Scripts (Modular Independence of HotStrings)

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New to AutoHotkey? See “Introduction to AutoHotkey: A Review and Guide for Beginners.”

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Writing an AutoHotkey script can be as simple as adding one line to an AutoHotkey text file with the AHK extension. The line:

:*:j@::jacksmail@gmail.com

instantly expand the typed key sequence “j@” to “jacksmail@gmail.com” whenever it is entered into any form or edit box on a Windows computer—including Web pages. Continue reading

Changing Mouse Cursor Speed with AutoHotkey API Calls

Note for new readers: If you’re new to AutoHotkey, you may want to check out this Introduction to AutoHotkey: A Review and Guide for Beginners.

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Hi Jack, I would like to ask you to teach us some advanced autohotkey topic, like API calls. It would be very appreciated by us all. Continue reading