I believe HotStrings are one of the simplest & most productive tools you can use! In this AutoHotkeyHotString tutorial Jackie Sztuk from JZApp.com and I walk through many uses and how easy they are to create, maintain, and use. There are some great tutorials on the AutoHotkey site as well as a small script that makes adding new HotStrings a breeze.
If you’d like to have a “spell check” running in every windows program, you can use this file:
Being able to, programatically, navigate to an Internet page and scrape the contents in a reliable fashion is best things invented since sliced bread! I spent years manually going through pages and copying/pasting contents from IE to Excel then spent even more time trying to clean it up. Done properly you can get the data very, very close to how it is on the web with little effort.
The below video walks through using AutoHotKey to obtain basic values from a Web page. It also demonstrates a script I wrote that helps write the syntax (yes I’m that lazy!) The AutoHotKey script I wrote is further down this page and can also be found on the AHK forum here.
In this beginning tutorial I how to:
1) get a pointer to IE
2) navigate to a page
3) get text from a page