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AutoHotkey

Powerful. Easy to learn.

The ultimate automation scripting language for Windows.

Key Binds

Define hotkeys for the mouse and keyboard, remap keys or buttons and autocorrect-like replacements. Creating simple hotkeys has never been easier; you can do it in just a few lines or less!

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What is AutoHotkey

AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.

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Is it good for me?

Autohotkey has easy to learn built-in commands for beginners. Experienced developers will love this full-fledged scripting language for fast prototyping and small projects.

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Why AutoHotkey

Autohotkey gives you the freedom to automate any desktop task. It's small, fast and runs out-of-the-box. Best of all, it's free, open-source (GNU GPLv2), and beginner-friendly. Why not give it a try?

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A peek at the syntax...

AutoHotkey provides a simple, flexible syntax allowing you to focus more on the task at hand rather than every single little technicality. It supports not only the popular imperative-procedual paradigm, but also Object-oriented and command-based programming.

Here are a few simple examples:

  1. Hotstrings & Hotkeys
  2. Clipboard example
  3. Short GUI
  4. Simple Array (or Objects)

Open Source

Licensed under the GNU GPLv2

Feel free to look at the source code, make some contributions.
Maybe, try out some of the forks of this project.

Forks
AutoHotkey_H + AutoHotkey.dll
Pocket PCs (WinCE)
IronAHK, a .NET rewrite (cross-platform, alpha stage)


AutoHotkey sends several tools into retirement. It unites hotkey and text macros, and offers a scripting language which is more powerful than any batch file.

Wolfgang Reszel, c't Magazine
(translated to English)

With AutoHotkey, I’m confident that I’ve trimmed the time I spend replying to emails down to a third of what it would be without.

Adam Pash, Lifehacker

[AutoHotkey is the] tool of choice for automating Windows: It's both powerful and easy to use ... AutoHotkey can make your computing life easier.

Dmitri Popov, NewsForge

AutoHotkey - a scripting language for desktop automation


Free and Open Source software, licensed under the GNU GPLv2. Created by Chris Mallet and others.


Communities
AutoHotkey forum (de, 中文, es, ru) (phpBB)
Archived forum (de) (IPBoards)
Stackoverflow
Superuser
Reddit
ZEEF
中文论坛 (Chinese, ahk8.com)
Русскоязычный форум (Russian, forum.script-coding.com)
한국어 (Korean, autohotkey.co.kr)


Documentation & Tutorials
Documentation (de - 帮助)
Community tutorials (Forums)
Community tutorials (Archive forum)
YouTube AutoHotkey tutorials
Book (work in progress)
Rosettacode (code examples)
日本語 AutoHotkey Wiki (Japanese, ahkwiki.net)
Jack Dunning's AHK Page (Scripts, examples)