Input Command Creates Temporary Hotstrings from Data Table (AutoHotkey INI File Technique)

By Using an INI Table of Legal Terms, We Construct Instant Hotstrings with the AutoHotkey Input Command I recently received questions about using AutoHotkey for professional terminology in medical transcription. While features in many word processors such as Microsoft Word allow the building of special auto-correct dictionaries, they only work within Word. Since AutoHotkey works … Continue reading Input Command Creates Temporary Hotstrings from Data Table (AutoHotkey INI File Technique)

Build Your Own Dream Thesaurus Word Replacement Tool (AutoHotkey Web Application)

How to Use the Web to Feed Data to Your AutoHotkey Application—A Pop-up Menu to Replace Boring Words in Your Documents I immediately added this short AutoHotkey script to my primary toolbox. It immediately provides me access to a list of alternative words in menu form (shown at right). Click on one of the entries … Continue reading Build Your Own Dream Thesaurus Word Replacement Tool (AutoHotkey Web Application)

Building a Lookup Table with an INI File (AutoHotkey Reference Tip)

In AutoHotkey, You Can Use an INI File as a Database for Relating Lookup Table Items Admittedly, AutoHotkey lacks sophisticated database tools for storing, sorting, and reporting sets of information. While you can piece together commands to create pretty good database file systems, AutoHotkey does not hold a candle to specialized data handling software packages … Continue reading Building a Lookup Table with an INI File (AutoHotkey Reference Tip)

Comparing Today’s AutoHotkey Version 1.1 and the Future Version 2.0 (Part 4—Fixing %Var% Variable Replacements)

With the Removal of Most Forms of %Var% Variable Replacement from AutoHotkey V1.1, Expressions in V2.0 GUI Functions Require Special String Concatenation Attention In the previous part of this series on “Comparing Today’s AutoHotkey Version 1.1 and the Future Version 2.0 (Part 3—RegExs for Converting to V2.0)“, I introduced Regular Expressions (RegEx) for converting certain … Continue reading Comparing Today’s AutoHotkey Version 1.1 and the Future Version 2.0 (Part 4—Fixing %Var% Variable Replacements)

Comparing Today’s AutoHotkey Version 1.1 and the Future Version 2.0 (Part 2—GUI Objects)

In AutoHotkey V2.0, GUI Pop-up Windows Turn into Objects, Plus Replacing the Lost V1.1 gLabel I’ve converted a few of the simpler AutoHotkey scripts on the ComputorEdge Free AutoHotkey Script page (AddDate.ahk, EggTimer.ahk, and LaunchWindow.ahk) from V1.1 to the latest alpha version of V2.0. As I convert and post the new .ahk2 scripts, you can identify them … Continue reading Comparing Today’s AutoHotkey Version 1.1 and the Future Version 2.0 (Part 2—GUI Objects)

For Speed, Replace the Send Command with Control, EditPaste (AutoHotkey Tip)

The Control, EditPaste Command Adds Great Speed to Standard Text Insertion Routines—within Certain Limits My work in the last blog on “Why AutoHotkey for Students?” hatched a couple of personal AutoHotkey epiphanies. After all these years of using and writing about AutoHotkey, I continue to surprise myself with new discoveries. If I had read every word of … Continue reading For Speed, Replace the Send Command with Control, EditPaste (AutoHotkey Tip)

Using INI Files for Web Address Letter Case-Sensitivity Problems (AutoHotkey Quick Reference Script, Part Four)

The Wrong Capitalization of Letters in URLs Can Cause Page Access Failure—A Trick for Using an INI File to Solve Case Problems in AutoHotkey In an effort to take advantage of the hidden index built into the AutoHotkey.com site, I’ve started writing a script I call AutoHotkeyQuickReg.ahk which parses the downloaded pages. The first step … Continue reading Using INI Files for Web Address Letter Case-Sensitivity Problems (AutoHotkey Quick Reference Script, Part Four)

AutoHotkey Solutions for Windows Clipboard Limitations (AutoHotkey Clipboard Tips)

Sometimes It’s Just Easier To Set Up a Temporary Hotkey for Inserting Text in Documents, Web Pages, or Forms, Plus a Quick Reminder of a Couple of Cool Clipboard-like AutoHotkey Apps (ClipJump and PhraseOMatic)

Jack’s AutoHotkey Blog

Get Free AutoHotkey Scripts! Two Locations! ComputorEdge Free AutoHotkey Scripts Page or ComputorEdge Software Showcase The Best Type of Brain Food! Get Started with AutoHotkey with this “Introduction to AutoHotkey A Review and Guide for Beginners“ See Also, New Book of Jack’s Motley Assortment of AutoHotkey Tips *          *       … Continue reading Jack’s AutoHotkey Blog