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

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better AutoHotkey alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where AutoHotkey has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-20.
  • Controller/keybind issue | 2021-02-24
    I haven't had any issue with using my gamepad in the last few days so maybe they fixed it. Along with that I often use AutoHotKey ( to get around game's that don't let me rebind the scroll wheel or mouse three. I'm using this right now in Valheim (mouse 3 is used in the map to ping your location for friends) - it means I can hit f3 to trigger middle mouse button, and pg up or down instead of the scroll wheel.
  • Is there a way to rotate walls besides mouse scroll-wheel? | 2021-02-24
    This is a problem I have in a lot of games. I've found I can use AutoHotKey ( ) to bind a different key on the keyboard to what the scroll wheel would be used for. Here's the configuration I use for valheim to bind the scroll wheel and mouse 3.
  • Tool box PC
    Side thought, you could use something like python, or even AutoHotkey to automate the CNC control software sending each block of instructions, and in-between have it call the program that executes a door operation.
  • Game Breaking Cursor Bug In Steam Demo
    I know this response is a bit late, but you can create an Autohotkey( script to move the mouse back to its starting position pretty easily.
  • Auto clicker on another app. | 2021-02-22
    There is a tool called "autohotkey" (AHK)
  • Arrow keys on a 60%
  • Are there any good 20% (numpad) or macropad pcbs? I want to practice my soldering before I create an actual keyboard.
    I have a pre-built Pikatea GB2 macropad that I have macros configured on. That too I flashed using QMK but with a VIA firmware. VIA gives me a GUI to configure the keyboard keys on-the-fly to perform specific keypresses (example F8+Ctrl). Then I used Autohotkey to script what each combination does (example F8+Ctrl will mute system microphone). I'm pretty new to macros and I'm not sure if there's a better way to do this. It might sound complex but it actually isn't too bad once you understand what each software does. Note that not all keyboard/macropad firmwares support VIA though most do support QMK.
  • Show HN: A browser extension to use picture-in-picture with any website | 2021-02-20
    I know there are programs dedicated to always on top management, but this is simple and I typically have AutoHotKey running for other reasons too, shortcuts for CAD / CAM software and graphic design.

    Find AHK here:

    AHK is open source, if you want to take a look at, here:

  • Does anybody know safe autotypers? | 2021-02-20
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    Have you tried AutoHotkey?
  • Forbidden automation | 2021-02-19
    May I introduce you to a program called Autohotkey?
  • Looking for printing software to automate printing jobs on separate printers. | 2021-02-19
  • Automate Some basic Keystrokes
    AutoHotkey might be a better solution.
  • Searching for a Windows shortcut, or add-on, to Minimize a window in 1 keyboard shortcut. | 2021-02-17
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    First of all, install AutoHotKey


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AutoHotkey/AutoHotkey is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.