AutoHotkey Script Showcase

This showcase lists some scripts created by different authors which show what AutoHotkey might be capable of. For more ready-to-run scripts and functions, see AutoHotkey v2 Scripts and Functions Forum.

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Context Sensitive Help in Any Editor

Based on the v1 script by Rajat

This script makes Ctrl+2 (or another hotkey of your choice) show the help file page for the selected AutoHotkey function or keyword. If nothing is selected, the function name will be extracted from the beginning of the current line.

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Easy Window Dragging

Normally, a window can only be dragged by clicking on its title bar. This script extends that so that any point inside a window can be dragged. To activate this mode, hold down CapsLock or the middle mouse button while clicking, then drag the window to a new position.

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Easy Window Dragging (KDE style)

Based on the v1 script by Jonny

This script makes it much easier to move or resize a window: 1) Hold down Alt and LEFT-click anywhere inside a window to drag it to a new location; 2) Hold down Alt and RIGHT-click-drag anywhere inside a window to easily resize it; 3) Press Alt twice, but before releasing it the second time, left-click to minimize the window under the mouse cursor, right-click to maximize it, or middle-click to close it.

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Easy Access to Favorite Folders

Based on the v1 script by Savage

When you click the middle mouse button while certain types of windows are active, this script displays a menu of your favorite folders. Upon selecting a favorite, the script will instantly switch to that folder within the active window. The following window types are supported: 1) Standard file-open or file-save dialogs; 2) Explorer windows; 3) Console (command prompt) windows. The menu can also be optionally shown for unsupported window types, in which case the chosen favorite will be opened as a new Explorer window.

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IntelliSense

Based on the v1 script by Rajat

This script watches while you edit an AutoHotkey script. When it sees you type a command followed by a comma or space, it displays that command's parameter list to guide you. In addition, you can press Ctrl+F1 (or another hotkey of your choice) to display that command's page in the help file. To dismiss the parameter list, press Esc or Enter.

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Using a Joystick as a Mouse

This script converts a joystick into a three-button mouse. It allows each button to drag just like a mouse button and it uses virtually no CPU time. Also, it will move the cursor faster depending on how far you push the joystick from center. You can personalize various settings at the top of the script.

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Joystick Test Script

This script helps determine the button numbers and other attributes of your joystick. It might also reveal if your joystick is in need of calibration; that is, whether the range of motion of each of its axes is from 0 to 100 percent as it should be. If calibration is needed, use the operating system's control panel or the software that came with your joystick.

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On-Screen Keyboard

Based on the v1 script by Jon

This script creates a mock keyboard at the bottom of your screen that shows the keys you are pressing in real time. I made it to help me to learn to touch-type (to get used to not looking at the keyboard). The size of the on-screen keyboard can be customized at the top of the script. Also, you can double-click the tray icon to show or hide the keyboard.

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Minimize Window to Tray Menu

This script assigns a hotkey of your choice to hide any window so that it becomes an entry at the bottom of the script's tray menu. Hidden windows can then be unhidden individually or all at once by selecting the corresponding item on the menu. If the script exits for any reason, all the windows that it hid will be unhidden automatically.

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Changing MsgBox's Button Names

This is a working example script that uses a timer to change the names of the buttons in a message box. Although the button names are changed, the MsgBox's return value still requires that the buttons be referred to by their original names.

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Numpad 000 Key

This example script makes the special 000 that appears on certain keypads into an equals key. You can change the action by replacing the Send "=" line with line(s) of your choice.

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Using Keyboard Numpad as a Mouse

Based on the v1 script by deguix

This script makes mousing with your keyboard almost as easy as using a real mouse (maybe even easier for some tasks). It supports up to five mouse buttons and the turning of the mouse wheel. It also features customizable movement speed, acceleration, and "axis inversion".

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Seek (Search the Start Menu)

Based on the v1 script by Phi

Navigating the Start Menu can be a hassle, especially if you have installed many programs over time. 'Seek' lets you specify a case-insensitive key word/phrase that it will use to filter only the matching programs and directories from the Start Menu, so that you can easily open your target program from a handful of matched entries. This eliminates the drudgery of searching and traversing the Start Menu.

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ToolTip Mouse Menu

Based on the v1 script by Rajat

This script displays a popup menu in response to briefly holding down the middle mouse button. Select a menu item by left-clicking it. Cancel the menu by left-clicking outside of it. A recent improvement is that the contents of the menu can change depending on which type of window is active (Notepad and Word are used as examples here).

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Volume On-Screen-Display (OSD)

Based on the v1 script by Rajat

This script assigns hotkeys of your choice to raise and lower the master volume.

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Window Shading

Based on the v1 script by Rajat

This script reduces a window to its title bar and then back to its original size by pressing a single hotkey. Any number of windows can be reduced in this fashion (the script remembers each). If the script exits for any reason, all "rolled up" windows will be automatically restored to their original heights.

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WinLIRC Client

This script receives notifications from WinLIRC whenever you press a button on your remote control. It can be used to automate Winamp, Windows Media Player, etc. It's easy to configure. For example, if WinLIRC recognizes a button named "VolUp" on your remote control, create a label named VolUp and beneath it use the function SoundSetVolume "+5" to increase the soundcard's volume by 5%.

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HTML Entities Encoding

Similar to AutoHotkey v1's Transform HTML, this function converts a string into its HTML equivalent by translating characters whose ASCII values are above 127 to their HTML names (e.g. £ becomes &pound;). In addition, the four characters "&<> are translated to &quot;&amp;&lt;&gt;. Finally, each linefeed (`n) is translated to <br>`n (i.e. <br> followed by a linefeed).

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AutoHotkey v1 Scripts and Functions Forum

This forum contains many more scripts, but most scripts will not run as-is on AutoHotkey v2.0.

AutoHotkey v1 Scripts and Functions Forum