Practices Contents

AutoHotKey - Setup

Download the AutoHotKey installer and activate the installer (~ 3.3mb -setup file) by accepting the “Express Installation” option. Open AutoHotKey by accepting to “View the Tutorial”, and follow its “Tutorial (Quick Start)” section (b.) – a section that leads one to create, in Notepad, a file, to be saved with the extension .ahk on your desktop. Take some to read this very informative section – taking care to implement the contents of section (c.) - “Multiple hotkeys/hotstrings per file” for a grounded understanding of how a .ahk script works.

Note: Of the first four lines of a new .ahk file are to be preserved – these lines contain the following:

#NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir% ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.

AHK Intro
Introduction to AutoHotKey
AHK tips
For quick adoption
AHK Editing
Getting under the hood
AHK Extras
Bonus functions