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Autokey

Autokey

AutoKey is an open source desktop automation utility. It allows the automation of virtually any task by responding to typed abbreviations and hotkeys.

AutoKey offers a full-featured graphical user interface that makes it accessible for novices, as well as a scripting interface offering the full flexibility and power of the Python language. There are versions for GTK+ and Qt.

When a trigger is detected by Autokey, one of three things can happen; a script is activated, text is inserted at the cursor position or a pop-up menu is displayed allowing a script or phrase to be activated by selecting it.

AutoKey scripts can literally do almost anything that can be coded as a Python program. Python scripts are user created and can be shared between users. AutoKey includes a range of sample Python scripts.

AutoKey features a subset of the capabilities of the popular Windows-based AutoHotkey, but it is not intended as a full replacement.

 Autokey 0.90.4

Price
Free to download

Size
0.2MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Chris Dekter

Website
code.google.com/p/autokey

System Requirements
wmctrl
python-xlib

Support:
FAQ

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Python scripting engine allows you to automate virtually any task that can be accomplished via the keyboard and/or mouse
  • Built-in code editor with autocomplete and calltips
  • Scripts are plain Python files that can be edited in any text editor
  • Similarly, phrases are stored as plain text files
  • Create collections of phrases/scripts in folders, and assign a hotkey or abbreviation to the folder to display a popup menu
  • Regular expressions can be used to filter windows by their title or class, to exclude hotkeys/abbreviations from triggering in certain applications
  • Scripts, phrases and folders can be attached to the notification icon menu, allowing you to select them without assigning a hotkey or abbreviation

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