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Maximize Your Productivity with AutoHotkey: Discover the Power of Hotkeys and Hotstrings

Hotkeys and Hotstrings

Both hotstrings and hotkeys in AutoHotkey are powerful tools that can be used to automate tasks on a Windows computer.

Hotkeys are keyboard shortcuts that can be used to trigger a specific action or script. For example, you can use a hotkey to launch a program, open a file, or execute a series of commands. Hotkeys can be created to trigger a specific action when a specific key or combination of keys is pressed.

Hotstrings are similar to hotkeys, but they are triggered by typing a specific string of characters. For example, you could create a hotstring that automatically expands a short abbreviation into a longer phrase or sentence. Hotstrings can be used to save time and reduce the risk of errors when typing repetitive or commonly-used phrases.

Overall, both hotkeys and hotstrings can be powerful tools for automating tasks on a Windows computer. The choice between using hotkeys or hotstrings will depend on the specific needs and requirements of your automation tasks.

The first course I created was on HotStrings.  I have hundreds of them and use them all the time!
In our Intro to AHK Course we dive into HotKeys which are equally powerful and huge time savers!
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