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AutoHotkey v1.1.34.02 Updated

Special on 12 May 2022
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2022
  • 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: Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Category:
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: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkeyU32.exe or AutoHotkeyU64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See: https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm
Latest comments
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.

emmanuel d on 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"

Andrew Lee on 2021-06-02 07:35

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

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Clavier+ v11.2.1 Updated

Midas on 12 May 2022
  • 181KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by rw14c

Clavier allows you to create global keyboard shortcuts for launching programs/websites, opening folders, inserting text strings etc. Shortcuts can be set using almost any key combination, including the Windows key. Useful for frequently used sites/programs as well as unique foreign-language characters (e.g. Æ, Ç etc.).

Clavier supports relative paths for maximum portability.

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Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Clavier.exe.
What's new? See https://gryder.org/software/clavier-plus/#relnotes
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2020-02-27 14:43

@MoisheP, I always like to point people to Executor. It does global hotkeys and is a keyword-based launcher as well!

MoisheP on 2020-05-25 21:01

v. 11.0 implements directly opening a Windows app (previously, "metro" app). Still a simple, efficient tool.

PAFuser on 2022-05-10 21:53

Version 11.2.1 Apr 10, 2022 https://github.com/guilryder/clavier-plus/releases/tag/release11.2.1

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LeoMoon HotKeyz V1.8.7 Updated

Andrew Lee on 28 Apr 2022
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by hamasaki

LeoMoon HotKeyz is a lightweight system-wide hotkey manager that lets you assign global hotkeys to files, folders, programs, system actions, active windows, URLs, and text snippets. An unlimited number of system-wide hotkeys can be defined, and the program itself can be enabled/disabled with a hotkey (by default [Ctrl]+[Win]+[2]).

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Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LeoMoon HotKeyz.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Shortcut Keys, X-Hotkey-P
What's new?
  • Added “Turn Off Monitors And Lock” option under system actions

PointerStick v5.77 Updated

Andrew Lee on 15 Apr 2022
  • 829KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

PointerStick modifies the mouse arrow to appear as a virtual pointer stick. This is helpful for presentations to highlight content and the size, shape and other details of the pointer can be customized.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create blank text file and name it PointerStick.ini
  3. Launch PointerStick.exe or PointerStick_x64.exe
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick/History
Latest comments
Daneel on 2012-07-03 18:26

But my arrow doesn't disappear with the stick.
It is possible to have the stick without original pointer with some effect for every cursor? Like normal, text, link cursor etc.

rogerthedodger on 2012-10-27 02:51

Yes agreed would be more useable if the original arrow was to disappear whilst the stick was on show. I do however like software by this guy, and couldnt live without "always mouse wheel" which is what microsoft should have originally had.

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:35

Since I don't see as good as I once did (old eyes)I'm always interested in a way to make a pointer BIGGER. Thanks.
MIKLO

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AlwaysMouseWheel v5.77

Andrew Lee on 10 Feb 2022
  • 153KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2022
  • Suggested by lautrepay

AlwaysMouseWheel allows you to scroll (via mouse wheel) any window under the mouse, even if that window is not in the foreground. This is especially useful when referencing multiple windows without losing focus on the primary window (e.g. taking notes).

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AlwaysMouseWheel_p.exe or AlwaysMouseWheel_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: WizMouse, DesktopOK
What's new? See:https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AlwaysMouseWheel/History
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-21 21:45

Win 10 now includes this by default, for people who have upgraded and still thought they had to use this app :)

Midas on 2017-10-27 10:17

It should be noted that DesktopOK (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1692) also includes similar functionality...

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:11

@Midas: agreed, added to the "similar" apps

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