AutoHotkey VS PowerToys

Compare AutoHotkey vs PowerToys and see what are their differences.

AutoHotkey

AutoHotkey is a powerful and easy to use scripting language for desktop automation on Windows. (by AutoHotkey)
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AutoHotkey PowerToys
391 281
1,057 61,693
1.2% 4.1%
0.0 9.8
12 months ago 3 days ago
C++ C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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AutoHotkey

Posts with mentions or reviews of AutoHotkey. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-18.
  • How do I do a redo if my shift button is broken?
    https://www.autohotkey.com/ should be able to switch keys around.
  • Meine Freundin zeichnete mal ihre Erfahrungen im home office auf (Softwareentwicklerin)
    reddit.com/r/de | 2021-10-18
  • AFK Script that works in background!!!
    reddit.com/r/roblox | 2021-10-18
    The script uses Autohotkey and automatically enables and disables itself - it will not interrupt on your gameplay and you can play Roblox while it is running if you wish.
  • [GHUB/AHK] Auto-mine script that clicks mouse, pauses to recover stamina, steps forward, repeat ⛏️ perfect for moat building. Bonus - autorun
    reddit.com/r/valheim | 2021-10-17
  • [GHUB/AHK] Auto Mine script, Autorun script, No stamina lost during Mining, moves forward 1 step between each mine. Not a cheat.
    reddit.com/r/valheim | 2021-10-16
  • How to force a reboot on a schedule?
    reddit.com/r/Starlink | 2021-10-16
    Look at a program called Autohotkey. https://www.autohotkey.com/
  • Is there any way to prevent alt+enter from putting Steam into Big Picture Mode?
    reddit.com/r/Steam | 2021-10-15
    There is a tool called https://www.autohotkey.com/ that allows you to rebind any keys or shortcuts as you want. You can use that tool to disable this shortcut globally or just when Steam window is active. To do the latter use the following code for you AutoHotkey script: #IfWinActive, ahk_exe steam.exe !Enter::return The first line ensures the rebind works only when steam.exe is the active window and the second line rebinds Alt+Enter to nothing.
  • Can I fully program keyboard keys with WORDS?!
    reddit.com/r/keyboards | 2021-10-14
    AutoHotKey is very popular for Windows but hard to use and might take a while to set up. https://www.autohotkey.com/
  • Read File And Open Associated URL?
  • Highschool student hacks entire districts IoT network for Rickroll senior prank
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-12
    Yup, you can still do that. AutoHotkey is a wonderful tool for this. You can intercept input events globally, and transform them or send completely different events to the target app.

    For example, I use AutoHotkey to implement my JKLmouse program, which turns certain keyboard events into mouse movement for precise control. It's similar to the MouseKeys that comes with Windows, but made for laptop keyboards without numeric keypads.

    And yes, you could definitely do that Minesweeper hack in AutoHotkey! :-)

    https://www.autohotkey.com/

PowerToys

Posts with mentions or reviews of PowerToys. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-19.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing AutoHotkey and PowerToys you can also consider the following projects:

Wox - Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

kmonad - An advanced keyboard manager

sharpkeys - SharpKeys is a utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key.

T-Clock - Highly configurable Windows taskbar clock

espanso - Cross-platform Text Expander written in Rust

Hypixel-Cobblestone-Mining-Script - Undetectable, Anti-antiafk, 50-75% efficient [guesstimate] (for collection exp) depending on how long your cobblestone generator is.

notepad-plus-plus - Notepad++ official repository

TaskbarX - Center Windows taskbar icons with a variety of animations and options.

Windows10Debloater - Script to remove Windows 10 bloatware.

obs-studio - OBS Studio - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording

ModernFlyouts - A modern Fluent Design replacement for the old Metro themed flyouts present in Windows.

PoEAutoFlask - Automates the use of buff style flasks for Path of Exile