AutoHotkey VS terminal

Compare AutoHotkey vs terminal and see what are their differences.


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


The new Windows Terminal and the original Windows console host, all in the same place! (by microsoft)
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AutoHotkey terminal
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1,057 77,877
1.2% 1.4%
0.0 9.8
12 months ago 2 days ago
C++ C++
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 ⛏️ 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 terminal. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-20.
  • Small, 1 pixel gap between the screen edge and the window edge in every application. The hide taskbar function still needs some love | 2021-10-20
    This is also an issue for the Terminal: it's not possible to run it in full screen on a default Windows 11 installation without a white line at the bottom:
  • Microsoft publishes UWP to Win32 migration details | 2021-10-20
    Calculator and Terminal are pure UWP applications.
  • Refterm Lecture Part 2 - Slow Code Isolation
  • Came back to windows after years. I LOVE the new terminal on windows. | 2021-10-15
    It's in the store, which is the recommended way to install. | 2021-10-15
    You can have this in Windows 10 too:
  • How to tell apps apart on the Microsoft Store: either standard UWP, or an EXE (Win32/.NET/Java/PWA) | 2021-10-15
    You don't need to poke around in Process Hacker. The code is directly available.
  • Please make Ctrl+C to actually stop a batch file, to avoid potential data losses | 2021-10-10
  • AMD: Windows 11 Slows CPUs Up To 15%, Patch Coming | 2021-10-08
    I\m not aware of any, but it all started here.
  • The best part of Windows 11 is a revamped Windows Subsystem for Linux
    Having Windows and all the Unix utilities you need. If your workflow or your preferences demand that you jump in the CLI ever so often, then it's a good setup. It's especially true now that Windows has a great terminal emulator.

What are some alternatives?

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

PowerToys - Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

PowerShell - PowerShell for every system!

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.

cmder - Lovely console emulator package for Windows

refterm - Reference monospace terminal renderer

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

terminus - A terminal for a more modern age (formerly Terminus)

PuloversMacroCreator - Automation Utility - Recorder & Script Generator

Kap - An open-source screen recorder built with web technology