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Alphabetical Command List for AutoHotkey. List of Keys and Mouse/Joystick Buttons for Hotkeys and Macros. Mouse (mouse hotkeys require Windows NT/2000/XP or later) LButton - the left mouse button RButton - the right mouse button MButton - the middle or wheel mouse button WheelDown - this is equivalent to rotating the mouse wheel down (toward you) WheelUp - the opposite of the above WheelLeft and WheelRight [v1.0.48+] - these two require a mouse with left/right scrolling capability, but they have no effect on operating systems older than Windows Vista.

List of Keys and Mouse/Joystick Buttons for Hotkeys and Macros

(See mouse wheel hotkeys to detect how far the wheel has been turned.) Supported only in Windows 2000/XP or later: XButton1 - a button that appears only on certain mice XButton2 - a button that appears only on certain mice Keyboard Note: The names of the letter and number keys are the same as that single letter or digit. Space - the spacebar Tab Enter (or Return) Escape (or Esc) Backspace (or BS) Delete (or Del) Insert (or Ins) Home End PgUp PgDn Up Down Left Right ScrollLock CapsLock NumLock Help - this probably doesn't exist on most keyboards. Hotstrings and Auto-replace (similar to AutoText and AutoCorrect)

Note: Hotstrings require Windows NT/2000/XP or later.

Hotstrings and Auto-replace (similar to AutoText and AutoCorrect)

Introduction and Simple Examples Although hotstrings are mainly used to expand abbreviations as you type them (auto-replace), they can also be used to launch any scripted action. In this respect, they are similar to hotkeys except that they are typically composed of more than one character (that is, a string). To define a hotstring, enclose the triggering abbreviation between pairs of colons as in this example: ::btw::by the way In the above example, the abbreviation btw will be automatically replaced with "by the way" whenever you type it (however, by default you must type an ending character after typing btw, such as a space, period, or enter). The "by the way" example above is known as an auto-replace hotstring because the typed text is automatically erased and replaced by the string specified after the second pair of colons. Ending Characters #Hotstring EndChars -()[]{}:;'"/\,.?! Options The list below describes each option. ?

:b0*? Hotstrings and Auto-replace (similar to AutoText and AutoCorrect) Hotkeys (Mouse, Joystick and Keyboard Shortcuts) Table of Contents Introduction and Simple Examples Hotkeys are sometimes referred to as shortcut keys because of their ability to easily trigger an action (such as launching a program or keyboard macro).

Hotkeys (Mouse, Joystick and Keyboard Shortcuts)

In the following example, the hotkey Win+N is configured to launch Notepad. The pound sign [#] stands for the Windows key, which is known as a modifier: #n:: Run Notepad return In the final line above, "return" serves to finish the hotkey. #n::Run Notepad To use more than one modifier with a hotkey, list them consecutively (the order does not matter) . ^! You can use the following modifier symbols to define hotkeys: (See the Key List for a complete list of keyboard keys and mouse/joystick buttons) Multiple hotkeys can be stacked vertically to have them perform the same action. ^Numpad0:: ^Numpad1:: MsgBox Pressing either Control+Numpad0 or Control+Numpad1 will display this message. return A key or key-combination can be disabled for the entire system by having it do nothing.

RWin::return ^! ^! Tutorial: Macro and Hotkey Creation. This brief introduction will help you start scripting your own macros and hotkeys right away.

Tutorial: Macro and Hotkey Creation

Tutorial Contents Creating a script Each script is a plain text file containing commands to be executed by the program (AutoHotkey.exe). A script may also contain hotkeys and hotstrings, or even consist entirely of them. However, in the absence of hotkeys and hotstrings, a script will perform its commands sequentially from top to bottom the moment it is launched. To create a new script: Download and install AutoHotkey. In the line above, the first character "#" stands for the Windows key; so #space means holding down the Windows key then pressing the spacebar to activate the hotkey.

Save and close the file. Notes: Multiple scripts can be running simultaneously, each with its own icon in the taskbar notification area. Launching a program or document The Run command is used to launch a program, document, URL, or shortcut. #n::Run Notepad ^! #n:: Run Run Notepad.exe return ^! Send ^c!