Encapsulate AutoHotkey Code for Multi-Script Integration and Portability (Scripting Techniques)

Run Your AutoHotkey Scripts as Standalone Apps or Add Them Unaltered to Master Scripts by Creating Hermetically Sealed Auto-Execute Modules If you’re anything like me, you’ve written a number of scripts which you use regularly. You can run each app separately assuring that they don’t conflict but that tends to load the Windows System Tray … Continue reading Encapsulate AutoHotkey Code for Multi-Script Integration and Portability (Scripting Techniques)

Using Unique Icons for Specific Windows Shortcuts (AutoHotkey Menu Tip)

Draw Icons for AutoHotkey Menus Directly from Windows Shortcuts I talked extensively in an earlier blog about adding icons to the menus in the QuickLinks.ahk script by using the FileGetShortcut command. This AutoHotkey command digs out data such as the target program from the shortcut. At the time, I didn’t attempt to use the captured icon data … Continue reading Using Unique Icons for Specific Windows Shortcuts (AutoHotkey Menu Tip)

Finding Windows Icons for AutoHotkey Menus (Quick Tip)

A Useful AutoHotkey Script for Quickly Identifying Icons Embedded in Other Windows Files In the last blog, I demonstrated how to add icons to the QuickLinks.ahk menus. The use of the tiny graphics makes it easier to pick out particular menu options. But, you need to know where to look for icons. Once found, you … Continue reading Finding Windows Icons for AutoHotkey Menus (Quick Tip)

Spice Up AutoHotkey Menus with Icons (AutoHotkey Tip)

Using the Right Images Make Your AutoHotkey Menus Both Prettier and More Useful It’s easy enough to put together a plain vanilla AutoHotkey pop-up menu without any icons. The sample QuickLinks script creates a menu from favorites Windows shortcuts in the QuickLinks folder. However, a stripped down menu looks pretty boring and makes individual items harder to … Continue reading Spice Up AutoHotkey Menus with Icons (AutoHotkey Tip)

Eliminate Hotkeys with AutoHotkey Menus (AutoHotkey Tip)

Why Memorize a Bunch of Hotkey Combinations When Using an AutoHotkey Pop-up Menu Does the Trick? A while back I talked about adding hard-to-remember AutoHotkey Hotkeys to the System Tray icon right-click menu. This saved me from needing to recall too many key combinations. As I worked on my last blog about creating the auto-startup script, … Continue reading Eliminate Hotkeys with AutoHotkey Menus (AutoHotkey Tip)

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