AutoHotkey is an open-source utility and can automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write macros by hand or use the macro recorder. You can also create hotkeys for keyboard, mouse, joystick, and handheld remote controls. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey. Similarly, you can define abbreviations that expand as you type them. For example, typing btw can automatically produce by the way. Finally, you can create custom data entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars.
Other features include remap keys, change soundcard settings (like volume or mute), use a joystick or keyboard as a mouse; make any window transparent, always-on-top, or alter its shape; manipulate the clipboard, customize the tray menu's icon and menu items, run existing AutoIt v2 scripts, and convert any script into an EXE file that can be run on any PC.
What is new in this release:
- Passing SetTimer's Label parameter an empty variable or an expression which results in an empty value is now considered an error. The parameter must be either given a non-empty value or completely omitted.
- Run-once timers are automatically deleted after running if they are associated with an object created by the script. This allows the object to be freed if the script is no longer referencing it, but it also means the timer's Period and Priority are not retained.
- SetTimer, Hotkey, GuiControl and Menu now check the minimum parameter count of functions given by reference (not just by name, as in previous versions). If the function requires too many parameters, an error is raised or ErrorLevel is set (as appropriate).
- Backward-compatible changes: If SetTimer's Label parameter is omitted and A_ThisLabel is empty, the current timer (if any) is used.
- Added Tab3 control type, solving a number of issues with Tab controls.
- Fixed GuiControl to update controls when adding/deleting tabs.
+Hiddenlosing effect on controls in a tab.
- Fixed disabled tab controls to ignore Ctrl+Tab.
Gui Tabwithout parameters to start a new radio group if applicable.
Gui Tabwith parameters already had this effect.
What is new in version 184.108.40.206:
- Fixed a theoretical issue with loading scripts from weird/very long paths.
- Ahk2Exe: Fixed Unicode in compiled scripts (broken by v1.1.23.00 release).
What is new in version 220.127.116.11:
- Fixed some issues with SetTimer Delete.
- KeyHistory's timer count erroneously included deleted timers.
- Calling KeyHistory within a thread started by a timer crashed the script if the timer had been deleted but not turned off.
- Deleting the most recently created timer prevented subsequently created timers from working unless ALL timers were deleted.
What is new in version 1.1.22.02:
Version 1.1.22.02 may contain unspecified bug fixes and features.
What is new in version 1.1.21.00:
Version 1.1.21.00 may contain unspecified bug fixes and features.
What is new in version 1.1.16.05:
Version 1.1.16.05 may contain unspecified bug fixes and features.