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Autokey (autokey-qt) not listening to key commands but works fine from mouse menu

I'm running kubuntu and have been using autokey successfully for years, but a while back a system update broke it. I originally tried to just wait it out and see if a fix would be pushed. Now, 6 ...
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How to define AutoKey shortcut which sends the same keystroke to the window with certain title

How to define a global shortcut Ctrl+a 1 with AutoKey which sends the same keystroke Ctrl+a 1 to the window with title 'gnu screen' ? If there is no such titled window it should show a popup message ...
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How to input arrow keys in autokey

I am trying to globally apply a sublime like parenthesis with phrase defined in autokey that when triggered types () and moves mouse cursor left once which is pressing left arrow key in the keyboard. ...
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AutoKey Error on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

AutoKey works fine on Ubuntu 15.04. However on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 I get the following errors: Error starting interface. Keyboard monitoring will be disabled. Check your system/configuration. Can't ...
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System-wide text replacement similar to AutoHotKey

AutoHotKey has this text-replacement feature: ;bullet ::_bullet::• ;disapproval ::_dis::{U+0CA0}_{U+0CA0} ;lenny ::_lenny::( {U+0361}{U+00B0} {U+035C}{U+0296} {U+0361}{U+00B0} ) I am trying to ...
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Keyboard inputting extra characters

I'm having a very frustrating issue with my 14.04 laptop due to water damage (lent my laptop to the wrong person). Something is inputting extra characters when certain keys are pressed. Everything ...
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How to open a window using autokey

In autohotkey I have used Run command to open window or files. Is there any way for the same task in autokey. In my case I have to open folder and create a folder with name sample. my not working ...
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How to make Autokey type Unicode characters?

I have a problem with Autokey: I can't copy-paste through it a special Unicode character. Here is an example: I am French, and in French writing, you use a space before a semi-colon. But in formal ...
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Is there an alternative to AutoKey?

This questions was already asked here 7 months, but had no correct answer. So I would like to ask again: Is there an alternative to AutoKey, which executes text expansions, when specific abbreviations ...
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How to create an AutoKey script that pastes from clipboard?

Before switching to Ubuntu I used to use AutoHotkey for the sole purpose of pasting from my clipboard, the simple command was: ~f2:: clipboard = %clipboard% send %clipboard% {enter} or something ...
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Alternative to Autokey (text expander program)

for more than a year I have been looking for simple and stable text expander application on Ubuntu. There is Autokey, but it doesn't work for many people (there are a few threads here about this). For ...
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Autokey (autokey-qt) freezes and won't insert text

Per some suggestions on here and lifehacker, I began using autokey. It worked great for a week, but as of today it now hangs when I try to enter name new phrases. usually won't close when I push ...
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Autokey not working in Saucy

I have to become dependant on Autokey phrases to insert all kind of repetitive data. It was working fine when I upgraded from to 13.10 without formatting. However, I wanted to get rid of the clutter ...
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How to make linux to press a key everytime I write something

As the title says, I want linux to autopress a key everytime I write something. For example, whenever I type _I it should autopress ctrl+j ( if you're wondering why, it's for codeblocks :) ) I ...
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What unused key combinations are available for use with AutoKey or other apps?

I tried setting up a macro using AutoKey and assigned Ctrl+Alt+f8 thinking it probably wouldn't be used for something else. Unfortunately it turned my entire screen black except for a cursor in the ...
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AutoKey inserts blank lines

Situation GNOME Shell AutoKey / autokey-gtk it has a predefined shortcut "adr" which should write an address after hitting space and a shortcut "date" which should write the current date (after ...
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Autokey prints strange BS characters in PgAdmin3 on Ubuntu

I'm using Autokey 0.90.1 on Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to use Autokey in PgAdminIII (1.14.2). I have the following defined (abbreviation -> phrase): ts -> Test phrase number one! tst -> Test ...
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Is there any way of adding Chinese characters to AutoKey?

Each time I add Chinese characters to AutoKey and set an autokey. The just don't show up in the output. Does anyone know a way of including them?