• Become a Power user Intro to AutoHotkey Intermediate AutoHotkey Intermediate Objects GUIs are Easy w/AutoHotkey Painlessly switch from V1 to V2

AutoHotkey News 12/28/2023

Howdy,

Do you find it as hard to believe that 2023 is over and 2024 is knocking on our door?   Wow that was a crazy fast year! 

Did you get everything accomplished that you wanted to❓   If not, why not?

While automating the mundane is amazing, I’ve found the best way to get things done is to stop doing things (or delegate).  Now that we’ve hired our third employee (Rizwan) I’ll be handing off even more work to others so I can focus on things that “matter most”. 

Here, at the-Automator, we help people discover the power of Automation through AutoHotkey Courses and our AHK Hero club but, did you know, that we also offer “Done for you” services?  A lot of professionals don’t have the time to learn how to automate their programs so they just hire us to getter done! 

Years ago I realized that experts like Maestrith, Isaias, and Irfan can do things in minutes that would take me hours.  And not only is it done faster, but the work project is far more robust!

We’re aware of 19 ways to use AutoHotkey to automate Windows programs.  17 of which are APIs which are far superior to sending mouse clicks / key strokes (which is how 90% of people use AHK)

Currently we’re offering free consultations to managers / Entrepreneurs (but that will not last forever).  If you have a job that needs automating, let me know and we’ll schedule a 1 hour zoom call.

Now on with the show…

Intro to AutoHotkey Intermediate AutoHotkey Intermediate Objects GUIs are Easy w/AutoHotkey Make the switch to v2

New to AutoHotkey V2?  Great Tutorial!

Hard to believe AutoHotkey v1 has been deprecated for more than a year now.  If you haven’t made the switch, we created this 🆓 Intro to v2 tutorial.   Of course we just scratch the surface of it but, if you’d like to dive-deep into v2, try our Intro to AutoHotkey course. 

If you’ve been a long-term user of AutoHotkey and just want to know “what changed” then I highly recommend our v1 to v2 transition course.  There are a lot of changes that technically are “improvements” but it will get you scratching your head unless you work through our course!

Intro to AutoHotkey Version 2 | Learn to automate programs with AHK v2
Intro to AutoHotkey Version 2 | Learn to automate programs with AHK v2

Don’t forget, all of our courses come with a 30-day 200% satisfaction guarantee !  If you’re not satisfied with it, not only do we refund you but we pay you double what you paid for it❗


What we automated with 🅰utoHotkey – Year in review!

This was a great year for the-Automator.  In addition to Isaias we added two more employees (Irfan and Rizwan.)  Here’s a high-level look at what we automated in 2023

What we Automated with AutoHotkey #27 2023 Year in Review

What we Automated with AutoHotkey #27 2023 Year in Review


Texting from your PC with PhoneLink

Did you know there is a Windows App entitled PhoneLink (formerly named yourPhone) that allows you to interact with your phone?  You can send and read texts, look at your pictures, even launch and use apps!   When I had Windows 10 it worked great for me but some clients reported issues with it.  Of course it is super-hard to troubleshoot something when you don’t have the problem…

“Luckily” for me, when I upgraded to Windows 11, PhoneLink stopped working for me.   I must have watched /read 40 videos/blog posts on an “easy fix”.   Then, finally, one of them worked!   I then ask Isaias to review the change and we were able to replicated it.  So, if you’re having problems with PhoneLink, take a look at this video.

🙌From Frustration to Success: Watch How we Fixed Microsoft Phone Link❗

🙌From Frustration to Success: Watch How we Fixed Microsoft Phone Link❗


Have a program that you want to automate with UIA but don’t know how?

UIA is a bit daunting but it doesn’t have to be!  In this video Isaias gives a great intro to using it.  For warning, you’d better be used to working with Objects and Classes if you’re going to use UIA.  Once you get the hang of Object Oriented Programming, it’s not nearly as scary!

🎓💻 Take your automation game to the next level – Learn to automate any program with ease! 📚
🎓💻 Take your automation game to the next level - Learn to automate any program with ease! 📚


📚 What we’re reading / Watching

When YOU should be a:Socialist, Democrat, Conservative, and Libertarian
When YOU should be a:Socialist, Democrat, Conservative, and Libertarian


🤖 AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage


⚡️Productivity tips: Set Specific Times to Check Email

When I worked in corporate America my colleagues thought I was crazy but I told them  (and my boss) “I check emails at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and before I head home… If you need to reach me IM me”.  You’ll be amazed at how much more time is added back in your day!


🤣 A spot of Humor: Being too Efficient!

Being too Efficient
Being too Efficient


AHK Hero 🦸

Consider joining the 🦸AHK Hero club! Members receive 25% off courses, consultations, tutoring, done for you project work, etc. 

They also have access to exclusive & pre-released content and a 3 hours a week where we help people with their AHK issues (the Saturday calls are geared towards people new to AutoHotkey.)


🗣️ 💭 Quotable quotes

  • The question isn’t who is going to let me it’s who is going to stop me Ayn Rand
  • There are no “secrets” to success only things you don’t happen to know right now Joe Glines
  • How you deal with failure determines whether or not you ever get to deal with the success Dan Kennedy
  • You do not rise to the level of your goals; you fall to the level of your systems James Cleary

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Joe, Isaias, Irfan, and staff


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