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AutoHotkey News Jan 11th, 2024

Howdy %Name%,

Back in 2002 I was in Grad school and received the following email from my Dad:

 

Hi Joe;  Today I went to see Black Hawk Down, only when I went in to sit after all the pre movie stuff, Jimmy Neutron came on, so I left that one and went in the one next door to it,

Clitoral Damage, another Action movie.

Well it was good too.  Just keeping in touch with you.   that will be all for now  Love  Dad

 

I did confirm my dad didn’t visit an adult theater and that it was “Collateral Damage”, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, that he saw.  One hilarious typo which caused me to Coca-Cola to flow through my nose but it does happen more often than we realize.

It’s a perfect example of how humans can introduce almost un-detectable problems because it’s virtually impossible to proof-read our own work (because we see what we want to see).

It’s one of the best reasons people purchase
Prompt Assistant.  Things which are typed regularly can be easily accessed and pasted without concern of creating a faux pas.
We’ve recently added some amazing functionality to it and have some even bigger plans in the immediate future.

Check out this video if you’d like to learn more.

🚀 Supercharge Your Efficiency with these updates to Prompt Assistant😲

🚀 Supercharge Your Efficiency with these updates to Prompt Assistant😲


Now on with the show…

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

Awesome AHK Coding Tips & Tricks from Isaias Baez

We have several team meetings each week where Isaias gives us impromptu lessons on coding in AutoHotkey.  Often I hit record just in case it is something worth sharing.  We recorded this one quite a while ago but I’m glad I did!  There’s some great lessons in this video!

Automator weekly meeting- Proper coding in AutoHotkey
Automator weekly meeting- Proper coding in AutoHotkey


Sometimes “Improvements” in technology aren’t…

We were on another team call when Isaias noticed an issue that MS word was changing his quotes into “smart quotes” which are Unicode characters and that was causing a problem.   I hit record because, around 15 years ago, I spent hours tracking this one down.  Watch the solution here so it is easy for you to avoid.

Disabling Smart Quotes in MS Word & Office
Disabling Smart Quotes in MS Word & Office


Amazing Intro to AutoHotkey drip campaign

If you’re just starting out we have an amazing email drip campaign for you.   We discuss the topics in this video.  You can start receiving the emails by signing up here.   BTW- we just purchased a new add-on tool and, in the coming weeks, are going to be changing how we email people from the-Automator.   The good news is we’ll  have more targeted, relevant emails for you in the near future!

🔥 Hot Secrets Revealed in Our AutoHotkey Onboarding Emails!📧
🔥 Hot Secrets Revealed in Our AutoHotkey Onboarding Emails!📧


📚 What we’re reading

M.2 vs NVME: What’s the difference?
M.2 vs NVME: What's the difference?


🤖 AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage

I used the below and it was super-easy to run!

Run Any Chatbot FREE Locally on Your Computer
Run Any Chatbot FREE Locally on Your Computer


⚡️Productivity tips: Control+t

Close your active browser tab with Control+t.


🤣 A spot of Humor

This is why Isaias hates loops w/o a check to break out of them…

Doc Brown’s Dog Feeding Robot
Doc Brown's Dog Feeding Robot


What we Automated with AutoHotkey This week- #28

Isaias joined me last Sunday to discuss what we worked on this week with AutoHotkey.  We dove into a couple great examples in this week’s review.

What we automated with AutoHotkey #28
What we automated with AutoHotkey #28


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

  • Work harder on yourself than you do on your job Jim Rohn
  • There are no “secrets” to success only things you don’t happen to know right now Joe Glines
  • Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first 4 sharpening the axe Abraham Lincoln
  • Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt Mark Twain

AHK Newsletter⏩SHARE WITH A FRIEND⏩

Do you know someone that would benefit from learning useful automation tips like the gems in today’s issue?  Take a second and forward this newsletter and bask in the glow of their undying gratitude.  Was this email forwarded to you?

Sign up for this Newsletter hereWe never share your email with anyone.  Ever!


The-Automator

Joe, Isaias, Irfan, Rizwan, and staff


P.S. The intro story is a great example of how easy it is to make a mistake (and that’s when you’re actually paying attention.)   Imagine how many mistakes happen by employees that have 8 million things going on both with their personal and work lives.

Use AutoHotkey to help businesses create systems that let ordinary people do extraordinary things!

 

AutoHotkey Newsletter Jan 4th 2024 – Happy New Year🥳

Howdy ,

Happy New year!

I’m reading a great book entitled “Success Is an Inside Job: The Secrets to Getting Anything You Want” by Lee Milteer.  It reminded me of the great quote by Henry Ford

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t; you’re usually right Henry Ford

This also reminds me of one of my favorite books The Magic Power of Self-Image Psychology: Psycho-Cybernetics.  Dr. Maltz brilliantly explains how your self image will determine your potential.  Until you see yourself as someone that can succeed, you won’t!

I realized its something we need to address for both our AHK hero group and selling our AHK courses.   Many people don’t join/purchase a course because they feel they just can’t learn how to code.  And, as long as they keep that attitude, they are, probably, right!

Even though our courses are purposely designed for people with Zero background in programming, a lot of people have an inner-belief that they are not able to learn how to program and thus don’t!

The good news is we offer 200% money back guarantee on our courses!  So you literally have nothing to lose!  If, in the first 30 days, you’re not completely satisfied, ask for a refund and we will DOUBLE what you paid❗

Now on with the show…

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

Reading & Writing to files with AutoHotkey v2

Unlike other languages, reading and writing text to a file is incredibly simple!  We’ve extracted this video from our Intro to AutoHotkey in v2 course to show just how easy it is!

How to Read and Write to Text files with AHK v2 Extract from Intro to AHK
How to Read and Write to Text files with AHK v2 Extract from Intro to AHK


Intro to working with xPath with AutoHotkey ⚡

During a team meeting Isaias was giving Irfan an overview of using xPath with AutoHotkey.   Thankfully I decided to hit the record button as Isaias gave a great introduction to using this powerful & useful approach.  So check out this video and discover how AhK & xPath is amazing!

💡 Essential XPath Skills in AutoHotkey – Unleash Your Potential!
💡 Essential XPath Skills in AutoHotkey – Unleash Your Potential!


What we automated with AutoHotkey: #27 Year-End Review

For a change of pace I looked back over the last 365 days to see what AutoHotkey scripts had been modified.  To my surprise the number was really, really big!   Check out some of the major things we did over the last year in this video.

What we Automated with AutoHotkey #27 2023 Year in Review
What we Automated with AutoHotkey #27 2023 Year in Review


Quick Review of Built-in AutoHotkey Variables

There are a LOT of built-in Ahk variables.   We have the same script in both v1 and v2 that will grab all of the built-in variables and display’s their current contents for you. It’s super handy to have this in your back-pocket as developing new scripts.  You can see us demonstrating the script here in this video.

How to Search and Examining Built-in Variables in AutoHotkey
How to Search and Examining Built-in Variables in AutoHotkey


📚 What we’re Reading / Watching

Daily Habits of Successful People | Brian Tracy
Daily Habits of Successful People | Brian Tracy


🤖 AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage


⚡️Productivity tips: Win + i

Want to quickly jump to your System Settings?  Use Windows + i❗


🤣 A spot of Humor:  We’re going to DIE❗

“We’re Going to Die!”


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

  • Create exceptional Opportunities for Exceptional people Dan Kennedy
  • When experiencing problems with tools, typically you should blame the operator, not the tool Joe Glines
  • Motion beats meditation Gary Halbert
  • People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything Thomas Sowell

AHK Newsletter⏩SHARE WITH A FRIEND⏩

Do you know someone that would benefit from learning useful automation tips like the gems in today’s issue?  Take a second and forward this newsletter and bask in the glow of their undying gratitude.  Was this email forwarded to you?

Sign up for this Newsletter hereWe never share your email with anyone.  Ever!


The-Automator

Joe, Isaias, Irfan, Rizwan and staff


P.S. I’m a firm believer that your attitude has an enormous influence on your abilities.  Sometimes you need a “quick win” to boost your self esteem in convincing yourself your able to do even more!

If you’re worried you don’t have the skills you need to be using a PC, you should check out our course that is almost complete where we teach the bare-basics of using your PC as more than a word processor. Sign up for the alerts and you’ll get a discount!  Don’t worry, there is no commitment when you sign up and as with all our courses, if you choose to purchase, we offer 200% money back guarantee!