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AutoHotkey News, Feb 15th, 2024 Hating Kermit

Howdy %Name%,

When I attended undergrad my mentor, TK Clarke, mentioned how he thought Kermit / Sesame Street gave a false preconception that “learning should be easy”.  While there are things that can to make it “easier” to learn, I do understand his point.   Learning is “work” as your brain is, literally, “writing new pathways” in our brains🧠.

One thing we like to do in our AHK Courses is to create “bite-size” videos (usually between 3 and 6 minutes) so people can focus on one thing and not try to learn too many things all at once.  We also put a lot of thought into the “flow” of our courses so people have  a clear path to follow (this is especially helpful since AutoHotkey is a vast & robust language).

We also reduce the stress level of our students by offering a 200% money-back guarantee.

In our AHK Hero club, we tailor our answers to the skill / knowledge level of the member that asked the question.  We even break up the calls where Friday we do more advanced topics and Saturdays are more “entry level” topics.

So, while hating on Kermit might be legit, it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing type mindset.

Now on with the show…

Become a Power user Intro to AutoHotkey Intermediate AutoHotkey Intermediate Objects GUIs are Easy w/AutoHotkey Make the switch to v2

General AutoHotkey Tips

Every week we spend hours in zoom helping each other level-up.  Sometimes I’ll hit record when I think we might be talking about something that will help y’all.  In this video Isaias helps us learn some great AutoHotkey tips & tricks.

General AutoHotkey Tips /the-Automator.com team meeting
General AutoHotkey Tips /the-Automator.com team meeting


💖Feeling AutoHotkey Love 💘

Valentines day was earlier this week.  We offered 40% off on all our courses.  The offer was just for February 14th but I’ve extended the sale through tomorrow just in case you didn’t have time to respond.  You can read the email and get the discounts here.  Incidentally, I sent a separate email, offering 50% discount, to people that signed up for alerts on deals.

How to Get Deals on the Automator.com
How to Get Deals on the Automator.com


Updating A GUI doesn’t have to be Painful!

A lot of people use tools that create GUIs.  These, on their surface, seem great however, when you go to update the GUI, it becomes a nightmare because everything is “locked into place”.  In this video Isaias shows us that, if you’ve built the GUI well, updating a GUI doesn’t have to be painful. If you’d like to learn more about creating GUIs I highly recommend you check out our GUIs are Easy course.  Don’t forget we take all the risk for you because we offer a 200% money-back guarantee!

Updating a Well Designed AutoHotkey GUI
Updating a Well Designed AutoHotkey GUI


AHK Save as Updater by  Spracklen Design

Earlier this week I thought of a very simple script we should create that will help when saving files of a similar type.   Earlier today Irfan finished the first version and, perhaps next week, we’ll release it.  As I was writing this week’s AHK Newsletter I searched YouTube and happened to see this video which is a more advanced version of what I’d though of.  It’s always cool to see how other people are using AutoHotkey…  (It’s one thing I love about our AHK hero calls)

AHK Save As Updater
AHK Save As Updater


📚 What we’re reading


🤖 AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage


⚡️Productivity tips: Excel Insert Tab

If you’re like me and often “insert” things in Excel you’ll love to learn that Alt+N will jump you to the Insert Ribbon in Excel.


🤣 A spot of Humor This must be based off a True Story

George’s Underwear Photoshoot
George's Underwear Photoshoot | The Package | Seinfeld


What we 🅰utomated this week with AutoHotkey #32

We’ve had quite a busy week here at the-Automator.  We’re very close to releasing some more tools and, in this video, I explain much of the other things we’ve been working on with AutoHotkey this past week.

What we automated with AutoHotkey # 32
What we automated with AutoHotkey # 32


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

  • Time spent alone in silence can yield breakthrough insights Dave Dee
  • Work harder on yourself than you do on your job Jim Rohn
  • Motion beats meditation Gary Halbert
  • A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.

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Joe, Isaias, Irfan, Rizwan and staff


P.S.  Our AHK hero members all agree, they learn an incredible amount during our Hero calls.  With our new low-price introductory offer you have very little to lose.  Sign up now and give it a try?

AutoHotkey News 2024-01-24

Howdy,

When I was 27 and getting my undergraduate degree on top of my courses I ran a small house painting company and was the business manager of “the Star” (the college newspaper).

At one point I was dating a woman that invited me to an interesting event; a Halloween wedding!  To make it more interesting the Charles Shultz, the inventor of the famous Peanuts/ Charlie Brown Cartoon. 😲

Anyway, she was a bridesmaid so she had to go to the rehearsal dinner and invited me along.  As you might have guessed from the beginning of this story, I was quite busy and, somehow, forgot that Charles Shultz was at all involved.

So at the rehearsal dinner I sat down between an elderly couple.  His name was “Sparky” and his wife’s was Jean.   We were making polite conversation and they asked what I did.  When I mentioned I was the business manager of the Star Sparky asked what I’d do when I got an article sent to the editor that I didn’t agree with.   I informed him that was the “Editor in Chief’s” decision but personally I’d publish it and write my best counter-argument to it.

Sparky disagreed with me and told me he’d “tear it up and burn it” never letting it see the light of day.   Sparky and I kept discussing this when Jean mentioned “Oh, the Star, yeah, the contacted me a couple of weeks back”.    I literally said “why would our college newspaper contact you?” and she replied “It was for the donation we made…”

Oh, that would be the 5-million dollar donation!

Suddenly it all came back to me that “Sparky” was Charles Shultz and that I’d been arguing with one of the best known comics on the planet!

Had I remembered who he was before we began our debate I’m pretty sure I would have been a bit more timid.  But, since I’d already made my position clear, I decided to stick with it and keep up the debate.

The main point of this is Context matters: When a noob suggests something I take it with a grain of salt.  When Isaias, our main instructor of our AutoHotkey courses, I’m much more careful to listen to his advice.  Isaias is so good we offer a 200% money back guarantee on all our courses!

So remember, you should weight the input differently depending on the source!

Now on with the show…

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

Discover better ways to select text with your mouse

To help people level-up we’re releasing a few videos from our Rise Above PC Incompetence.
This first one helps teach advanced ways to select text with your mouse.   Your first instincts are to skip the video however I can (almost) guarantee you that you’ll learn something if you watch this video

😲Amazing Secrets for Selecting Text with a Mouse🖱️: Course Extract
😲Amazing Secrets for Selecting Text with a Mouse🖱️: Course Extract


Great Updates to Prompt Assistant

We added a lot of great functionality to Prompt Assistant.   It’s still super-simple and easy to use however, if you want to execute AHK v1 or v2 code, you can!  This means not only can you do simple things like Open a folder, open a webpage, etc. you can also embed your scripts in Prompt Assistant!
You can check out the updates in this video.

🚀 Supercharge Your Efficiency with these updates to Prompt Assistant😲
🚀 Supercharge Your Efficiency with these updates to Prompt Assistant😲


Using Telegram Behind a Proxy

Several Hero members can’t access Telegram directly.  For this reason, adding a Proxy helps get-around the problem.  We made a short video showing how easy it is to add a Proxy in Telegram

How to Add a Proxy for Telegram
How to Add a Proxy for Telegram


Level-up your AHK Coding with these great tips!

If you’re new to programming and want to get some great, general, tips check out this video.  Several times a week Isaias gives the rest of us here at the-Automator some great tips.

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


Beginners Guide to GUIs in AutoHotkey v2

During a live stream, an AHK hero member asked for a quick tutorial on creating GUIs in v2.  Isaias delivered a great mini-tutorial of creating Graphical User Interfaces with V2 in this video.  If you’re wanting more than just  a short tutorial, check out our GUIs are Easy course!  Remember all of our courses come with a 200% Money Back Guarantee!  (So, if in the first 30 days, you’re not 100% satisfied, we not only refund your money but we Double it !)

😲Amazing AutoHotkey v2 GUIs Mini tutorial that tells you what you NEED to know
😲Amazing AutoHotkey v2 GUIs Mini tutorial that tells you what you NEED to know


📚 What we’re reading


🤖 AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage

Don’t Use Copy-Paste Until You Watch This Video | UiPath Clipboard AI

Don’t Use Copy-Paste Until You Watch This Video | UiPath Clipboard AI


⚡️Productivity tips: Manage your energy, not just your time

People have peaks and valleys as when they are most capable.  Learn when you’re at your best and work on the hardest things during that time.  Manage less tasking things when you’re not at peak performance.


🤣 A spot of Humor: “tech Support”

I’m 99% certain I’ve spoken to this guy!

The IT Crowd 4×05 the best scene ever
The IT Crowd 4x05 the best scene ever


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 3 hours a week we help people with their AHK issues (the Saturday calls are geared towards people new to AutoHotkey.)


🗣️ 💭 Quotable quotes

  • Find & hire people that are over-performing in crappy jobs Dan Kennedy
  • Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt Mark Twain
  • The amateur does not know what to do. The master knows what not to do James Cleary
  • History is just new people making old mistakes Sigmund Freud

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Joe, Isaias, Irfan, Rizwan and staff


P.S.  There are a lot of AutoHotkey channels out there with instructors at varying level of skills.  The-Automator is the largest channel (over 1,400 AHK videos and nearly 10K subscribers) producing high-quality content!  We know 19 ways to use AutoHotkey to automate programs.  Most AHK users know a handful!  We’re not the cheapest out there; but we are the best!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and consider hiring us to automate your projects!