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AutoHotkey News March 14th, 2024

Howdy %Name%,

In 1986 I worked for a small company in Novato, CA.  One of their “joke” products was a cassette that, when played had a person saying “Really❓ go on…” every 30 or so seconds.  The name of it was something like “Psychiatrist in a box”.

Today we were on a client call where Isaias asked my opinion on how to solve a programming question.  While I did listen to his question, as usual, while Isaias was explaining the problem he also realized the solution.   This is a very common occurrence and is why we highly encourage our AHK hero members & Students to use the “Rubber duck method🦆”.  

Talking out loud to another person (or an inanimate object) helps by forcing a programmer to:

  • Clarify their thinking
  • Articulate problems more precisely
  • Approach debugging with a fresh perspective

This often leads to insights and solutions that might not emerge from silent, internal reflection alone. 

Talking out their code is something I’ve noticed while I’m on calls with amazing programmers and I highly recommend you do it!  Granted, your colleagues may thing you do need a psychiatrist but at least you’ll have better running code

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

🆕How to Easily Add a New Modifier Key

Are you running out of key-combinations for Hotkeys❓  Don’t worry, in this video I show you how easy it is to add a foot pedal.   This means you can easily combine it with nearly all keys on your keyboard, or even with other modifier keys like Control, Win, Alt, Shift, etc.

Adding a new Modifier key to expand your available Hotkeys
🆕Adding a new Modifier key to expand your available Hotkeys


High-Level look at AutoHotkey Libraries

During an AHK hero call Isaias mentioned a good source for some V2 libraries.   I thought we should cover them, and some v1 libraries so we created this video

We didn’t mention it but you should also check out our amazing Notifications class and Rufaydium robust for browser automation.

We discuss some great AHK Libraries
We discuss some great AHK Libraries


How to Easily Paste Pictures, Links, or Text

If you have the need to frequently paste the same pictures, Hyperlinks, or text, we show you how this can easily be done with Clipster in this video.  It’s a great, simple AHK v2 function.

Easily sending text, HTML or pIctures with Clipster
Easily sending text, HTML or pIctures with Clipster


Learn AutoHotkey in small lessons

Our email onboarding campaign is  a great way to ease-into discovering the powers of AutoHotkey.   This video walks through the flow and how to get signed up.  Alternatively you can visit this page and jump around the lectures at any time.

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


Selecting Text with your Mouse

We all know at least one way to select text with a mouse however, this video, extracted from our course on how to become a power user, covers many others that can save you a ton of time!  I guarantee you’ll learn something if you watch the video!

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


📚 What we’re reading


🤖 AI / Chat GPT-3 News / Usage


⚡️Productivity tips: Start the day right

Begin your day listening to something inspiring.  It will set the pace for the day!🏃‍♂️


🤣 A spot of Humor  This is so wrong! 🐱🌳🔥

I remember laughing out loud when I first saw this one! The smoke was a very nice touch!
Fire Breather!  | Just for Laughs Compilation


What we 🅰utomated this week with AutoHotkey #36

Isaias joins me this week and we dive into a few of our scripts when we discuss what we automated this week with AutoHotkey.

What we automated with AutoHotkey #36
What we automated with AutoHotkey #36


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 224 hours of recordings teaching AutoHotkey that is exclusive to AHK Hero members❗

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

  • Using ini Files: tips and live example
  • Using a For Loop instead of Infinite Loop
  • Turning on/off Redraw on GUI
  • Some differences between OpenGL, GDI and DirectX

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 is Linear; Progress does NOT have to be! Joe Glines
  • Hire people that are over-performing in crappy jobs Dan Kennedy
  • As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another Proverbs 27:17
  • You have just as much time as: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Thomas Jefferson & Einstein. It’s all about prioritizing & staying focused Joe Glines
  • Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs Farrah Gray

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Joe, Isaias, Irfan, Rizwan and staff


P.S. Today’s introduction regarding talking out ideas with others is not something you should gloss over.   We highly recommend the AHK Hero group however the important thing is you find someone to bounce your ideas off of.