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An automation software utility for Windows

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AutoHotkey screenshotAutoHotkey is an open-source program that will permit you to generate macros and automate numerous repetitive tasks in Microsoft Windows OS. This application also grants you to designate hotkeys and remap buttons and keys on your keyboard.

Using this program you will also be capable to make user interfaces, menu bars or custom data-entry forms, automate tasks using XML, CSV, text files, Excel, etc., find and customize clipboard content, and many other tasks.

The installer package also contains Window Spy, which is an application that will help you in retrieving complex info about applicator controls and windows.

AutoHotkey handles all Microsoft Windows operating systems.


You can use AutoHotkey to:

- Automate nearly anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks.
- Remap buttons and keys on your joystick, keyboard, and mouse.
- Generate hotkeys for joystick, keyboard, and mouse.
- Basically any key, button or mix can become a hotkey.
- Extend abbreviations as you type them.
- Gather and customize the clipboard's contents.
- For example, typing "btw" can create "by the way".
- Don't know where to begin or how to repair your script?
- Join the friendly AutoHotkey community and ask for help.

Intermediates and Experts

You can also:

- Generate custom data entry forms, UI or menu bars.
- See user interface for details.
- Automate data entry tasks by reading information from XML, text files, CSV, Excel and numerous database formats.
- Use the Component Object Model (COM).
- Use array, associative array, OOP (Objects).
- Use DLL calls and Microsoft Windows Messages.
- Use variadic functions.
- Use interactive debugging options and more.
- Use Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE).


  • Free, small and powerful.


  • Requires scripting.
Name AutoHotkey
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Product Homepage AutoHotkey
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 2
All Time Downloads 3,876
Filename AutoHotkey_1.1.30.00_setup.exe
Filesize 3.0MB
MD5 Checksum C397937BDCD8FFB1E94E63177720FA71
OS Support Windows All
Category Utilities

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeAutoHotkey has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
AutoHotkey August 29, 2018 - Latest Version
AutoHotkey June 04, 2018
AutoHotkey February 15, 2018
AutoHotkey January 08, 2018
AutoHotkey August 04, 2016

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