AutoHotkey VS nixpkgs

Compare AutoHotkey vs nixpkgs and see what are their differences.


AutoHotkey is a powerful and easy to use scripting language for desktop automation on Windows. (by AutoHotkey)


Nix Packages collection (by NixOS)
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AutoHotkey nixpkgs
391 275
1,057 7,768
1.2% 4.0%
0.0 10.0
12 months ago 1 day ago
C++ Nix
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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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? should be able to switch keys around.
  • Meine Freundin zeichnete mal ihre Erfahrungen im home office auf (Softwareentwicklerin) | 2021-10-18
  • AFK Script that works in background!!! | 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 โ›๏ธ perfect for moat building. Bonus - autorun | 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. | 2021-10-16
  • How to force a reboot on a schedule? | 2021-10-16
    Look at a program called Autohotkey.
  • Is there any way to prevent alt+enter from putting Steam into Big Picture Mode? | 2021-10-15
    There is a tool called 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?! | 2021-10-14
    AutoHotKey is very popular for Windows but hard to use and might take a while to set up.
  • Read File And Open Associated URL?
  • Highschool student hacks entire districts IoT network for Rickroll senior prank | 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! :-)


Posts with mentions or reviews of nixpkgs. 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 is NixOS' treatment about programs of individuals? | 2021-10-19
    The NixOS repository is Nixpkgs:
  • Steam with proton not launching games | 2021-10-17
    NIX_PATH=nixpkgs= nix-shell -p steam --run steam
  • BSAG ยป NixOS and the Art of OS Configuration | 2021-10-16
    >The community consists mostly of programmers, which means I am missing some creative tools (mockups, mindmaps, ..). In the future I will be able to provide/build them myself, but it is not a smooth transition from my previous arch setup.

    Any time you need a package that's not in nixpkgs, feel free to submit a packaging request for it: (Issues -> New Issue -> Packaging Request)

    Especially if you explain that it's a popular tool in the creative community, that kind of thing is useful for the Nix packaging team to be made aware of. Even if someone doesn't package it right away, there's a good chance it will make it into the next 6-month release cycle. | 2021-10-16
  • A wordpress issue related to nix, I need some tips on how to setup some tooling, to be able to work on a web server hosting a wordpress website from a local network, remotely from a desktop linux/mac machine: | 2021-10-14
  • OpenBSD 7.0 Released | 2021-10-14
    There are a couple issues tracking FreeBSD support for Nix [0,1], the package manager indicating it works there. Depending on the level of integration you want that might be sufficient, that would already be enough to generate the system config files for example, but to get the sort of integration you get on NixOS with different generations and the ability to rollback at boot would require more work. This would look something more like nix-darwin [2] than NixOS really.

    I wouldn't be entirely surprised if OpenBSD works too, I might spin up a VM and see...




  • OSTree vs Nix (very new) | 2021-10-14
    Package it yourself and add it to nixpkgs
  • Help with Anbox | 2021-10-13
    Anbox doesn't work on NixOS since there are anbox modules built into Linux kernel (I think it was added is some early 5. something version, you would need to look it up). There is a PR for fixing anbox. You can try it and give some feedback (I would strongly recommend this option) or use older kernel which should work.
  • Ask HN: Solo-preneurs, how do you DevOps to save time? | 2021-10-12
    I decided to take a few years off work to just build on what I'd like. Perhaps in a startup studio model, so I have a bias for having something that is easily reusable, and that uses tech someone else can pick up and run with easily. I'll probably be in the business of dev/infra tooling.

    Currently going with a container image as the minimal deployable unit that gets put on top of a clean up to date OS. For me that's created with a Dockerfile using Alpine image variants. In a way I could see someone's rsync as an ok equivalent, but I'd do versioned symlinked directories so I can easily roll back if necessary if I went with this method. Something like update-alternatives or UIUC Encap/Epk: Anyone remember that? I guess the modern version of Epkg with dependencies these days is :-) Or maybe Nixpkgs:

    Deployment-wise I've already done the Bash script writing thing to help a friend automate his deployment to EC2 instance. For myself I was going to start using boto3, but just went ahead and learned Terraform instead. So now my scripts are just simple wrappers for Docker/Terraform that build, push, or deploy that work with AWS ECS Fargate or DigitalOcean Kubernetes.

    No CI/CD yet. DBs/backups I'll tackle next as I want to make sure I can install or failover to a new datacenter without much difficulty.

  • Some questions about nixOS (noob) | 2021-10-11
    For example to install dotnet-sdk_2.2.401 ( when searching for version 2.1, 3.0 and 5. I have already installed version 5 but I need 2.2 as well. How would you do it?

What are some alternatives?

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

PowerToys - Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

kmonad - An advanced keyboard manager

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.

asdf - Extendable version manager with support for Ruby, Node.js, Elixir, Erlang & more

daedalus - The open source cryptocurrency wallet for ada, built to grow with the community

youtube-dl-gui - A cross-platform GUI for youtube-dl made in Electron and node.js

Home Manager using Nix - Manage a user environment using Nix [[email protected]]

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

AutoHotInterception - An AutoHotkey wrapper for the Interception driver

HomeBrew - ๐Ÿบ The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)