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AutoHotkey v1.1.33.00 Updated

lintalist on 30 Jun 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jun 2020
  • 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.

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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: 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://github.com/Lexikos/AutoHotkey_L/releases
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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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QiPress Lite v1.075.5 Updated

billon on 26 Jun 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by billon

QiPress is a monitor for the system keyboard and mouse, describing activity in a small, semi-transparent black box in the corner of your screen. Ideal for presentations, screencasts and program how-tos, the program can also behave as a diagnosis tool for keyboard problems, describe unlabeled keys, or provide feedback show when an application is ignoring input.

Settings are available to ignore key-sets to exclude for example mouse or keypad activity, as well as window color, transparency, fade-out and more.

A pro version of the program is available for commercial use, and has the same feature-set.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QiPress.exe.
What's new? See:
http://aalapshah.in/qipress
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utilfreak on 2015-05-31 01:35

The program is stealth again.

I am Baas on 2015-06-02 02:52

@utilfreak

Thank you.

Also, QiPress triggers a User Account Control (UAC) prompt. What does it need it for?

utilfreak on 2015-06-03 16:09

@I am Baas
Thank you for your note, I wasn't aware of it as I have set UAC to the lowest level. QiPress 1.064 Build 6 will now trigger UAC only if it is running within:
a) C:\Program Files*\* OR
b) Root of a drive
This is generally required by programs that need to dynamically update their resources within those paths.

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Clavier+ v11.0.1 Updated

billon on 7 Jun 2020
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2020
  • 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.

Category:
System requirements: 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?
  • Added Spanish translation.
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MoisheP on 2020-02-23 13:52

Have used for a few years. It's simple to use, provides keyboard shortcuts for programs, web sites, special characters, etc. The reason I switched to Clavier+ from standard Windows shortcuts was that various Windows updates gradually broke their functionality.

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.

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HotKeysList v1.05 Updated

billon on 7 Jun 2020
  • 94KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

HotKeysList displays the list of hot keys that are currently registered on your system. You can use this tool to easily determine which hot keys on your system are available to use.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 HotKeysList.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Include Windows Key' option. When it's turned on - HotKeysList checks all hotkeys that include the Windows key.
  • Fixed bug: HotKeysList missed some keys, like comma, plus, minus.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2015-04-01 06:21

I used Ethervane ActiveHotkeys (http://www.tranglos.com/activehotkeys/)
but this application does not work correctly on 64-bit versions of Windows.
Also see: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6018&hilit=ethervane

webfork on 2017-07-22 02:24

I only use this program once every 2 years but I'm SO glad I have it. I don't know of a similar program for other operating systems.

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AlwaysMouseWheel v4.55 Updated

billon on 26 May 2020
  • 144KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 May 2020
  • 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:
System requirements: 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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