Using AutoHotKey For Windows Macro Recording
Something that old-school Windows users remember is the “Recorder” program in Windows 3.1, as in the macro recorder:
This was a very short-lived but very useful program as it had the ability to record keystrokes and mouse clicks into a script and then be run later at any time. After Windows 3.1 this program disappeared, and people missed it dearly.
AutoHotKey is the ultimate solution to programming macros in Windows. Not only does it work a million times better than the old 3.1 Recorder ever did, but it also has some absolutely crazy custom programming abilities. If you like macros, you will love AutoHotKey.
Some of you may say, “I can do whatever macros I need done in Excel and don’t need anything else.” Wrong. You need this. I put together a small video on using AHK that just barely scratches the surface of what it can do. Bear in mind that AHK once running can be used universally across the Windows OS. It even has the ability to compile its own scripts into EXEs! Yes, AHK is amazing.