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There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/2/2016.

AutoHotkey is a free, open source macro-creation and automation software utility that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a custom scripting language that is aimed specifically at providing keyboard shortcuts, otherwise known as hotkeys.

AutoHotkey_L is a fork of AutoHotkey which adds a long list of new features and fixes some bugs. Anything that can be done with AutoHotkey can also be done with AutoHotkey_L. Scripts written for AutoHotkey will also run on AutoHotkey_L, with some exceptions.

To install AutoHotkey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install autohotkey

To upgrade AutoHotkey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade autohotkey


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    #Install-VirtualPackage 'autohotkey.portable' 'autohotkey.install'

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Software Author(s)

  • Lexikos


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
AutoHotkey 8 Thursday, October 13, 2016 waiting for maintainer
AutoHotkey 426 Sunday, May 22, 2016 approved
AutoHotkey 27 Friday, May 20, 2016 approved
AutoHotkey 27 Sunday, May 15, 2016 approved
AutoHotkey 2007 Sunday, March 27, 2016 approved
AutoHotkey 147 Saturday, March 26, 2016 approved
AutoHotkey 991 Saturday, March 12, 2016 approved
AutoHotkey 41 Saturday, March 12, 2016 approved
AutoHotkey 1899 Sunday, January 24, 2016 approved
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