Put Your Emoji Hotstrings in a Pop-up Menu (AutoHotkey Trick)

Unless Endowed with a Photographic šŸ“· Memory, Who Can Memorize All the Activating Texts āœ for Over 1000 Emoji šŸ˜€ Hotstrings? Use This Menu šŸ± Technique to Find and Insert EmojisĀ šŸ˜€Ā Taken Directly from Your Hotstring Script

Who wouldn’t want all the emojis available at their fingertips? The last blog “Add Emoji Characters to Any Windows Document (AutoHotkey Hotstrings)” does just that. However, with the exception of the icons you use all the time, you won’t find remembering the activating strings easy. We need a quick lookup table to remind us of the activating strings for each image. Even better, why not a pop-up menu which both gives us the Hotstring keys and inserts the emoji? Fortunately, we can do this with a short AutoHotkey routine which searches the originalĀ EmojiInsert.ahk Hotstring file for our favorite characters.

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Waiting for a Web Page to Load into a Browser (AutoHotkey Tips)

A Look at Techniques for Ensuring a Web Page Fully Loads Before Continuing an AutoHotkey Script

When writing an AutoHotkey script which uses the Web, I rarely open a browser anymore. I either download the source code to a file (URLDownLoadToFile command) or a variable (Example: Download text to a variable technique). That means I don’t need to wait for a Web page to load into a browserā€”although as expressed earlier similar issues exist.

Web Page Load MsgBoxOne of the most common reasons for requiring a fully loaded Web page involves AutoHotkey auto-logon scripts which insert usernamesĀ and passwords before continuing. If the page download hesitates, the script outruns the Web process and sends the data to an empty browser window.Ā Most of the Web download problems brought to my attention by AutoHotkey usersĀ relate to auto-login scripts. Continue reading