AutoHotkey v2.0.11 Updated

lwc on 23 Dec 2023
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2023
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

AutoHotkey is a powerful automation and scripting tool with an option to 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 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Note: Though it's bit outdated (from 2021), Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Runs on:WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. By default, it places an ahk script file in user documents. However, if you place a ahk file with the same name alongside the executable (eg. autohotkey.exe => autohotkey.ahk), it becomes stealth.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch AutoHotkeyU32.exe or AutoHotkeyU64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See:

For major changes between v2.x and v1.x, see

40 comments on AutoHotkey  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Pendrive 2023-06-19 07:22

I am not a fan but AutoHotkey 2.0.3 is here.


Ennovy 2023-02-12 08:41

v2 will be actively developed and v1 will be considered deprecated:


Ennovy 2023-01-01 08:04


Andrew Lee 2021-06-02 07:35

@emmanuel d: Thanks! I have updated the description.


emmanuel d 2021-06-02 05:56

Also it is stealth if you place a ahk file named the same as the executable, it wil not place anything in the user directory. So if your executable is "autohotkey.exe" name it "autohotkey.ahk"


shnbwmn 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.


Checker 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)


lintalist 2015-03-08 08:24

Update v1.1.20.00 - new features & bug fixes:


Checker 2015-01-05 15:34

@ romulous: v1.1.19.01 fixed the bug.


romulous 2015-01-05 08:58

For anyone looking for, there is a note on the downloads page:
"v1.1.18.00 (temporarily reverted from v1.1.19.00, pending a bug fix)"

So it is back to for the moment.


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