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AutoHotkey Tricks You Ought to Do with Windows
(Fourth Edition)

AutoHotkey Tricks
May 2017: For Amazon Kindle owners, download the AutoHotkey Tricks book FREE at Amazon.com and worldwide Amazon sites. Also, available FREE at Apple iBooks (worldwide), Barnes and Noble Nook Books, and Kobo Books (click flag at top of page for worldwide availability).

Note from the Publisher (November 21, 2016): Yes, after marketing previous edition of this AutoHotkey overview book on Amazon for one year, we now offer this Fourth Edition totally free. In fact, you don't even need to bowse anywhere else on the Web to get it. Just click on one (or all) of the links below to directly download the three formats for the book: EPUB for most tablets and computers, MOBI for side-loading on Amazon Kindles, or PDF for printing on 8 " by 11" paper or viewing on any computer or tablet.

As well as offering insight into a number of useful AutoHotkey techniques, AutoHotkey Tricks acts as a free companion reference for anyone who already owns one or more of the ComputorEdge AutoHotkey books (or someone who just wants to know more about what's inside those books). AutoHotkey Tricks includes the complete Table of Contents and detailed Book Indexes for each of the six books: A Beginner's Guide to AutoHotkey; Digging Deeper Into AutoHotkey; Beginning AutoHotkey Hotstrings; AutoHotkey Applications; and.A Beginner's Guide to Using Regular Expressions in AutoHotkey. A quick computer search of the AutoHotkey Tricks e-book tells you the book and chapter where you can find specific information on AutoHotkey topics addressed in any of the five other books.

(November 21, 2016 Update: The sixth book, AutoHotkey Hotkeys Tips, Tricks, and Techniques, is now available at ComputorEdge E=Books. The Table of Contents and Index to AutoHotkey Tricks are now included in this Fourth Edition of AutoHotkey Tricks. After release, the book Tricks will be available here and continue to be free. New! A special deal for the Seven Book ComputorEdge AutoHotkey Library!)

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Everyone should be using AutoHotkey with their Windows computer. Some people don't because it seems too hard. (It's not!) Some won't bother because they're content with the way Windows works now. (Really?) But there are a number of simple things that anyone can do with AutoHotkey on their Windows computer which can make a huge difference to their computing experience, such as adding a tailored signature to any document, e-mail, or Web editing field at the stroke of a hotkey combination. Or, insert special characters such as the sign or symbol which aren't on the keyboard to anything without looking up the code. Maybe you want to instantly search your favorite Web site without first loading your Web browser, opening Google, then navigating to the page. All of these AutoHotkey techniques can be found in the e-book AutoHotkey Tricks You Ought to Do with Windows.

AutoHotkey Tricks

AutoHotkey Tricks is a beginning to intermediate level e-book available as a free download right here or at ComputorEdge E-Books in EPUB format for iPad and other tablets, in MOBI format for Amazon Kindle, and PDF format for printing on letter size paper and inserting in a binder. (You do need to use a real e-mail address to receive the download e-mail, but we will never Spam you and no one else will ever get your e-mail address from us. Plus, if you want to hide your name and address, you can use a fake one when ordering the free book.)

While the book AutoHotkey Tricks does not delve into the full power of the free Open Source software, it does offer those simpler tasks which use the most basic functions of AutoHotkey to make things easier on your Windows computer. Most of the book's sugestions are offered at a beginning knowledge level and only occasionally venture into slightly more advanced topics. Anyone who can open Notepad on their computer and save a file should be able to pick up this book and immediately implement most of the techniques discussed.

Download your free copy of the e-book from the links above and share it with your friends. Find out why AutoHotkey is absolutely the best free Windows utility software ever! You'll be glad you did.

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What's Inside This Free AutoHotkey E-Book?

Chapter One: Add Tailored Signatures to All E-mail and Documents
“If you do nothing else, use AutoHotkey to put your signature in every document, blog, and e-mail.”
Add your formated signature (with e-mail and Web site) to any document, Web page response, or e-mail with easy one-line AutoHotkey scripts. Plus, instantly enter your e-mail address anywhere (no matter how long it is).

Chapter Two: Use AutoHotkey to Instantly Insert Your E-Mail Address into Web Forms
“If you do nothing else, shorten your e-mail address to a simple hotkey or hotstring.”
It can be a pain to type long, convoluted e-mail addresses. Use AutoHotkey to instantly add yours and maybe your password too.

Chapter Three: Use AutoHotkey to Instantly Turn Hard-to-Type Jargon into Hotstrings
“If you do nothing else, use AutoHotkey to instantly turn hard-to-type jargon into hotstrings.”
Most people have specialized vocabulary in their occupation. Use short hotstrings to add those terms to any document easy without spelling or type hassles.

Chapter Four: Adding Currencies, Special Symbols and Fractions
“If you do nothing else, use AutoHotkey to add the special characters you want to your keyboard.”
While there are other ways to add foreign currency symbols and special characters to your documents, files, and Web edits, nothing is easier than AutoHotkey.

Chapter Five: Searching Web Sites Made Easy
“Make searching your favorite Web site easy with AutoHotkey.”
Anyone can put this simple AutoHotkey script to good use for quickly searching their favorite Web site.

Chapter Six: Hotkeys to Save Right-clicks
“Using the same right-click menu repeatedly? Protect from Carpal Tunnel with this AutoHotkey tip.”
If you have a right-click menu that you use over and over again, then you can save time and repetitive finger actions by setting up an AutoHotkey hotkey to get the job done.

Chapter Seven: Quickly Open Favorite Folders
“If you do nothing else, use AutoHotkey to quickly open your most used folders in Windows Explorer.”
This is a cool trick. Do you find that you are opening the same Windows folders innumerable times during the day? Set up a hotkey combination with AutoHotkey to instantly open each of those most used favorites. Plus, you can put those key actions in a quick pop-up menu.

Chapter Eight: Using Extra Mouse Buttons and the Wasted Insert Key
“If you do nothing else, use AutoHotkey to power extra mouse buttons and vestigial keys like insert.”
Tips on how use AutoHotkey to take advantage of extra mouse buttons, and the annoying Insert and CapsLock keys, plus, for the hardcore AutoHotkey user, a more advanced technique for adding color to AutoHotkey ListView rows.

Chapter Nine: A Beginner's Guide to Stealing AutoHotkey Apps
“There are hundreds of free AutoHotkey apps available for the taking.”
You don't need to know very much about AutoHotkey to take advantage of the many free scripts available for a wide variety of uses on your Windows computer.

Chapter Ten: AutoHotkey Versus AutoIt
“Choosing a Windows scripting program for automating your computer activities.”
Both scripting languages are from the same roots, but which one is right for you?

Includes All ComputorEdge AutoHotkey
E-Book Table of Contents and Indexes

"A Beginner's Guide to AutoHotkey" Contents and Index
Included as a reference for the e-book A Beginner's Guide to AutoHotkey, its complete Table of Contents and Index.

"Digging Deeper into AutoHotkey" Contents and Index
Included as a reference for the e-book Digging Deeper into AutoHotkey, its complete Table of Contents and Index.

"AutoHotkey Applications" Contents and Index
Included as a reference for the e-book AutoHotkey Applications, its complete Table of Contents and Index.

"A Beginner's Guide to Using Regular Expressions in AutoHotkey" Contents and Index
Included as a reference for the e-book A Beginner's Guide to Using Regular Expression in AutoHotkey, its complete Table of Contents and Index.

"Beginning AutoHotkey Hotstrings" Contents and Index
Included as a reference for the e-book Beginning AutoHotkey Hotstrings, its complete Table of Contents and Index.

"AutoHotkey Hotkey Tips, Tricks, and Techniques" Contents and Index
Included as a reference for the e-book AutoHotkey Hotkeys, its complete Table of Contents and Index.

For More Information

If you're interested it testing AutoHotkey to see if it might be right for you, see "Installing AutoHotkey and Writing Your First Script." This page shows you how to get up and running with AutoHotkey, plus it offers links to other articles on how to use AutoHotkey.

If you want more information in either the Amazon Kindle format, EPUB format for use on iPad and other types of tablet computers (or on your PC), or PDF for printing on letter size paper for adding to a binder, then check out the AutoHotkey e-books by Jack Dunning at ComputorEdge E-Books. These AutoHotkey books are also available at Amazon.com (all except the free AutoHotkey Tricks book).

Some More AutoHotkey Uses

AutoHotkey is a scripting language which can make almost everything easier on Windows computers. It can be a simple one-line script in a text file which enters your e-mail address after only typing a couple of characters (i.e. "m@" when typed becomes "myemailaddress@mymailserver.com"). There are simple, but powerful apps which can make your computer life much easier. For example:

Autocorrect over 5,000 commonly misspelled words in any Windows program or on the Web.

Set a reminder for a later meeting.

Use QuickLinks to replace the missing Windows 8 Start Menu (or just to make life easier in any version of Windows).

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