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AutoHotkey v1.1.24.00 Updated

lintalist on 22 May 2016
  • 892KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2016
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

AutoHotkey is a powerful automation and scripting tool with included macro recorder and export to a self-contained executable. Possible uses include assigning the hotkey "Ctrl-Alt-F" to launch Firefox, making abbreviations expand to their full definition as you type them, or saving time by setting the computer to auto-click a confirmation screen. The scripting language used is mostly backward compatible with AutoIt2 scripts.

The program can create entire applications and has been used to create many hosted here on PortableFreeware including 7plus, WallPaper Randomizer, Gridy, and many more.

Note: The former AutoHotkey site is still available at http://www.autohotkey.com/.

Category:
System Requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Places an ahk script file in user documents by default
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkey.exe.
What's new? Breaking changes:
  • Passing SetTimer's Label parameter an empty variable or an expression which results in an empty value is now considered an error. The parameter must be either given a non-empty value or completely omitted.
  • Run-once timers are automatically deleted after running if they are associated with an object created by the script. This allows the object to be freed if the script is no longer referencing it, but it also means the timer's Period and Priority are not retained.
  • SetTimer, Hotkey, GuiControl and Menu now check the minimum parameter count of functions given by reference (not just by name, as in previous versions). If the function requires too many parameters, an error is raised or ErrorLevel is set (as appropriate).

Backward-compatible changes:
  • If SetTimer's Label parameter is omitted and A_ThisLabel is empty, the current timer (if any) is used.

New features:
  • Added Tab3 control type, solving a number of issues with Tab controls.

Bug-fixes:
  • Fixed GuiControl to update controls when adding/deleting tabs. Specifically:
    • Selecting a new tab with || now works correctly
    • Deleting all tabs now hides the controls of the former tab.
  • Fixed +Disabled/+Hidden losing effect on controls in a tab.
  • Fixed disabled tab controls to ignore Ctrl+Tab.
  • Fixed Gui Tab without parameters to start a new radio group if applicable. Gui Tab with parameters already had this effect.
Latest comments
lintalist on 2015-03-08 08:24

Update v1.1.20.00 - new features & bug fixes: http://ahkscript.org/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but if you download the installer and extract, you get all the exes (32/64 unicode and ansi), Window Spy, the help chm, a template and the ahk2exe compiler.

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AutoIt v3.3.14.2

Checker on 18 Sep 2015
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by Klaatu

AutoIt is a BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows user interface. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks or perform user interface testing.

Users new to the program are encouraged to read an introduction (thanks guinness.)

Recommend: AutoIt Portable allows you to create a portable environment of SciTE4AutoIt3 and AutoIt together, as well as cleaning AppData and opening the program editor with sample scripts (also thanks to guinness).

A 64 bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoIt3.exe (for 32 bit OS) or AutoIt3_x64.exe (for 64 bit OS).
What's new? AutoIt:
  • Fixed: #pragma directive was not working correctly for setting Windows 10 options.
UDFs:
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2013-12-24 03:28

Oops. Went to the autoit portable link, where Avast blocked the download of autoit creator.exe, claimed it was infected with Win32-Evo-gen ...

Ganamyde on 2013-12-24 08:40

Twisted language, go for AutoHotkey instead.

guinness on 2013-12-24 10:13

@IanFromBarrie, strange as Avast is being over protective. AutoIt Creator is designed by me and is not affiliated with AutoIt.

@Ganamyde, in the future please give a reason as to why that is, otherwise your comment has no merit.

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Portable Python v2.7.6.1 Updated

webfork on 12 Apr 2016
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It incorporates modules, exceptions, dynamic typing, very high level dynamic data types, and classes. It has interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various window systems, and is extensible in C or C++. It is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface.

Portable Python includes Django web application framework and the Scite Editor. Note: this program is no longer under active development (thanks shnbwmn).

Including the following applications/libraries.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware / GPL Compatible
How to extract: Download PortablePython.exe and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch any of these files:
  • Glade3-Portable.exe
  • IDLE-Portable.exe
  • IPython-Portable.exe (interactive shell)
  • PyCharm-Portable.exe
  • PyScripter-Portable.exe
  • Python-Portable.exe
  • PythonW-Portable.exe
  • QtDesigner-Portable.exe
Latest comments
jgermann on 2014-08-15 21:48

I cannot find an .exe file to download. What I get is a .torrent file which universal extractor does not recognize.

Checker on 2014-08-16 00:21

@ jgermann: Scroll down to the bottom of the download page and use one of the mirror downloads (e.g. USA Rowan.edu). Klick on "HTTP".

shnbwmn on 2016-04-11 18:37

According to the website, Portable Python is no longer being developed. It would seem that WinPython (http://winpython.github.io/) is its successor.

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X-HotkeyP v4.6.2 [rev1]

webfork on 31 Jan 2014
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Danix

HotkeyP is a small but powerful macro and hotkey utility that enables you to create a wide range of macro commands and keyboard shortcuts that can perform common tasks such as opening files, running programs, empty the recycle bin, reboot your PC, start the screensaver and much more.

X-HotkeyP is a version of the software packaged in winPenPack format.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch X-HotkeyP.exe.

TyperTask v1.20

Midas on 24 Sep 2014
  • 52KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by dmg

TyperTask is a powerful automation utility with a simple text-based interface.

  • Automatic text replacement as you type.
  • Use hotkeys to launch web addresses and open files.
  • Send mouse events.
  • Change window focus.
  • And quite a bit more...
First-time users should read the detailed instructions and examples of function definitions available under the Help menu.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch typertask.exe.
Latest comments
veyselcelik on 2012-07-03 15:55

@lautrepay, I just downloaded and type hth. and it write Hope ths helps! (with no). it's own example rule, so i didn't write any rules. I guess it is about my windows' language.

the_watcher on 2014-09-22 18:56

@veyselcelik: i can't replicate the issue you're having. If i write "hth" it writes "Hope this helps!" (with the "i"). Maybe it's your keyboard layout causing trouble?
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TyperTask is an great app, by the way. So simple, yet so powerful. Amazing

stisev on 2015-03-23 14:55

TyperTask is the best text substitution/replacement app on Windows.

It's simple to use , fast, lightweight, extremely portable, and actually works (unlike other apps)

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