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AutoHotkey Newsletter July 4th, 2024

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Happy Fourth of July!

Celebrating the Fourth we’ll think about one of the key-things that made America different than most places.

Historically Americans were known to “borrow” other culture’s ideas and concepts.  I think much of our Industrial revolution centered on this core concept!

With AI knocking on the door I feel that this concept is more important than ever for us to adopt this belief.

If you’re one of those people that are putting your head in the sand regarding AI advancement, I understand many of your fears however history is filled with examples where entire populations of people were devastated by not “keeping up” (China during 15th to 19th Century, Japan 1603-1868, Islamic World 16th to 19th century).

Each of these cultures were at the forefront then decided to isolate themselves only to later be far-behind in technology which greatly reduced their people’s standard of living.
I believe, if you do not jump on the AI bandwagon, your standard of living will also be hurt.

Just the other day Isaias and I recorded the below video which was truly mind blowing.

Insane FREE AI tool for building Websites and Tools

Insane FREE AI tool for building Websites and Tools

And remember, it is only going to get better!

Now on with the show…

Learn how to Master VSCode Make the switch to v2 Intro to AutoHotkey Intermediate AutoHotkey Intermediate Objects GUIs are Easy w/AutoHotkey Access all our Courses; Quit when you want

Icon Resource Finder

We meet with a lot of people that use AutoHotkey from all skill levels.  One thing I often see on their computers are a bunch of “green H’s” in the system tray.

Some people don’t realize how easy it is to change the system tray icon while others are just in a hurry and don’t find a new one.

Our Icon Finder & Syntax Writer makes it super easy search for icons, find one you want, then it will write the AHK v1 or v2 syntax you need to update your system tray icon (as well as several other needs).  You can get an idea how to use it in this video.

Incredible Icon / Resource finder and AHK Syntax Writer

Incredible Icon / Resource finder and AHK Syntax Writer

Speaking of Resources…

We just launched a new tool that let’s people get up-to-date information regarding Scripts / downloads we have, YouTube videos, Courses and AutoHotkey v1 and v2 help.
You can grab this gem here and learn more about it in this video.

Super helpful AutoHotkey Resource Finder
Super helpful AutoHotkey Resource Finder

Improving People’s Lives: Story #6

A few years ago a client, and good friend of mine, had a qualitative research project done in ~5 languages.  Unfortunately the translation company was taking several weeks (and costing them thousands of dollars) to translate the open-end responses and asked if there was something we could do.  I knew there was an API for Google Translate so Maestrith and I, in a couple of hours, created a tool that translated the responses for them in a couple of seconds.

It was not a surprise that we saved the client thousands of dollars and were able to provide near-instant translations.
What was a surprise was, according to the client, the translations were BETTER than what the human translators were doing!

It’s old but I have this video on using the API.

How to use the Google API to translate texts
How to use the Google API to translate texts

What we’re reading

AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage

⚡️Productivity tips: 50 unique uses of AI

AI is getting pretty amazing.  I asked Chat GPT to come up with 50 unique ways to use AI to be more productive

A spot of Humor: Great Juggler

President Reagan, his wife and many others got some great laughs from this great juggler.

Juggler Michael Davis entertains the heck out of Ronald Reagan & Tip O’Neill at Ford’s Theater.

Juggler Michael Davis entertains the heck out of Ronald Reagan & Tip O'Neill at Ford's Theater.

What we utomated this week with AutoHotkey #51

This week we were picking up steam again and I discuss 78 AutoHotkey scripts we worked on this week in this video.

What we automated with AutoHotkey #51
What we automated with AutoHotkey #51


The content is great in general and often questions can actually help and improve interest in AutoHotKey. Rodrigo Costa

AHK Hero

Consider joining the AHK Hero club! Members receive 25% off courses, consultations, tutoring, done for you project work, etc.    Currently we have over 279 hours of recordings teaching AutoHotkey that is exclusive to AHK Hero members❗

During this Friday’s call we’re planning to discuss:

  • AHK hero Member Questions & Code review
  • AI- amazing tool and great look at the future
  • How to read the CallStack
  • Killing an exe (like ffmpeg.exe) properly
  • Using Tabs in a GUI and a Statusbar- Weird breaking of GUI
  • Making Functions in scripts available by creating a COM object

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

  • Automation is inevitable, and the way we embrace it will define our future. Let’s make sure it’s a future we’re proud of — Elon Musk
  • Automation is not about replacing humans. It’s about amplifying humans. Satya Nadella
  • Time is linear; Success doesn’t have to be Joe Glines


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Joe, Isaias, Irfan, Rizwan and staff

P.S. Don’t stick your head in the sand and hope you’ll be fine.  We’re right in the middle of the biggest thing to hit man kind since the Internet.
AI will be changing EVERYTHING!  Join us in the AHK Hero group where we often discuss new AI tools.
The first month is super-low price so you have very little to lose.