AutoHotkey (AHK) is a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a scripting language that was initially aimed at providing keyboard shortcuts, otherwise known as hotkeys, that over time evolved into a full-fledged scripting language.
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While I learned a lot of stuff about AutoHotkey myself first through the official documentation, it's always nice to learn extra from third parties about certain topics, what potentially interesting libraries are out there that I haven't heard of or in general seeing how others use AutoHotkey and learning through that accidentally something new is nice. I appreciate your time and effort!
Without the introductory course on udemy.com I wouldn't have had any idea of how to setup a hotkey to quickly change my Audio output device from speakers to headset--something I do at least a half-dozen times per day. In the forums I found most of what I needed and the course pointed me in right direction for the edits needed to effect this change on my computer. Thank you!
With The-Automator, I learned to use AutoHotkey, in order to automate otherwise tedious and repetitive tasks. My favorite script extracts audio tracks from a video file for me, converts it into an MP3 file and saves it on my hard drive. What previously required dozens of mouse clicks and dozens of keyboard shortcuts in loops, now only requires the support of a simple key like < ALT+1>. With this script, all I have to do is specify the number of loops the script should perform depending on the number of files to convert, press < ALT+1> and fetch me a coffee. Thanks to Joe Glines and all his guests, I am now able to automate boring tasks, "if only my mower could respond to AutoHotkey".
The content is great in general and often questions can actually help and improve interest in AutoHotKey.
Its very challenging to keep up on the newest libraries, so when Rufaydium and back when g33k released chrome.ahk, it was very cool to get the hands on walkthrough of setting it up. G33k is very busy so its not like even he could have time to walk people through use cases etc. The VSC intros were very nice also. Automate my task is frankly an incredible tool as is screen clipping. Dmitri's tool there that was a work in progress looked incredible too (would love to get my hands on that lol).
The automator is an amazing resource I use it weekly.
Having discovered Joe Glines on the Internet was the best thing in addition to discovering Autohotkey. Joe not only shares his knowledge of Automation with this wonderful language but interacts with users via Email and other as well. He shares his opinions and experience with all and always has his newsletter full of knowledge, topics, videos and other things to do. Having a resource like Joe is priceless. To all programmers out there, stop wasting time with useless programming languages and useless Youtube videos that just simply waste your time and get into Autohotkey with Joe Glines! I guarantee you will not be dissappointed.
- the practical examples helped me automate a lot of my work.
- udemy course helped me with the basics of how to get started
I've been following The Automator for years now. I've hired them on several occasions to build custom tools for me and my team. They always delivers more value than promised. The amount of time and frustration they've saved me is incalculable at this point - the scripts they've created run in less than a minute and replace 4-5 hours of tedious, by-hand work every time they're run. Plus, they regularly come to me with ideas on how to make additional tools. SO much respect for The Automator
First, sorry for my bad English, you probably don't understand Joe how much you have done for me. you all have changed my life in the best possible way. I'm a designer with 11 years of experience in this field who has worked for very large companies like DreamWorks and SpaceX, I have automated most of my routine work helping your channel and your amazing guests (especially I'm a big big fan of Isaiah, he explains amazingly) now I'm planning to change my field of work and transition to programming, I am very excited about my future. Thank you.