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

AutoKey Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to AutoKey based on common topics and language

  • GitHub repo espanso

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  • GitHub repo xdotool

    fake keyboard/mouse input, window management, and more

  • GitHub repo linux_accent_hotkeys

    A crazy hacky project to bring Windows-style Alt+#### keyboard shortcuts to Linux

  • GitHub repo Automagica

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  • GitHub repo persepolis

    Persepolis Download Manager is a GUI for aria2.

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  • GitHub repo galacteek

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Posts where AutoKey has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-03.
  • My script works properly only if I do not have any other documents open in my text editor
    When I run the following script using AutoKey it only works properly if I do not have any other documents open in the text editor I am using called kwrite
  • How to start contributing to Open source and GNU/Linux world? | 2021-04-10
  • Create keyboard shortcuts on Linux?
    You can do it with key bindings, or use Autokey.
  • Need Help Titling A Python Job and Recommended Software
    A windows solution would be "AutoHotKeys" , a novice could automate a lot of the button clicks and things a user might look for using this tool. For linux, look at autokey.
  • AutoHotKey for Linux?
  • Is there a hotkey to switch between Wayland and Xorg? | 2021-03-02
  • Show HN: Espanso: detect a typed keyword and replace it while you're typing | 2021-02-03
    Bit of a plug, but if you crave for that, and more, you can use AutoKey on Linux (not AutoHotKey which is Windows only):

    It will let you bind custom Python scripts to any mouse/keyboard sequence, including words on the fly. It can trigger word replacements just like Espanso (I use it to fill in emails, dates, addresses, timestamps et phone numbers), and of course, Python being Python, it lets you do a lot more.

    The UI is probably not as good as Espanso's, and it may be harder to use (you need to script). On the other hand, it provides an API for prompting you with UI to select dates, files, input, etc., has timers and the whole Python 3 stdlib.

    Some nice stuff I do with it:

    - typing $email/$ phone present me with a list of email addresses/phone num (I have a lot of them) to insert one. Prevents typo. By pass web form limitations.

    - $now and $date does something similar with dates (listing of various formats for the current date and a calendar). Very handy for documents and file name. Most of them don't have automated fields set up.

    - $paste paste the clip board content, by passing any UI preventing me to do so, and screen/tmux limitations.

    - I'm a heavy dynalist users ( I love this software, but it lacks a lot of features, which are easy to add with AutoKey: just make a macro that inputs a serie of actions.

  • What is the simplest "repeatedly press a key while holding it" script?
    Here's someone asking pretty much the same question you are on the AutoKey Github (just a couple of days ago in fact), and the recommended solution posted is just a toggle loop:
  • Recruiting IS a numbers game! I remember someone here saying it wasn't, well according to this article ... It is.
    Linux - AutoKey (Open Source)