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 and unused junk and made a clean —read formatting- install. After installation and reconfiguration of Autokey it displays an odd but consistent behaviour.
a) Saving a new modification hangs the program. The window goes grey and I have to close it by means of a terminal.
b) Phrases configured to trigger without a key are not working. Neither with a key trigger.
c) A trigger key to show the window doesn't work.
d) The program is configured to start at login and show an icon on panel. Neither function works.
I've installed and reinstalled both versions (KDE and GTK) several times. None works OK.
What really puzzles me is that it was working quite fine in Saucy just prior to my reinstall.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? I really need a macro expander. Can anyone suggest an alternative?
Thanks in advance!
Edit: Diving the net I've found two things:
1) Autokey is basically unusable with Saucy -at least within Unity- and...
2) It seems to have ceased developement since a year and a half ago. Thus, I NEED a replacement that works. Any input to that effect much appreciated. Anything that will insert my email or my access ID to some sites will do. TIA.
Edit #2: Managed to get Autokey KDE working. How? I'm not truly sure. I installed it alongside Autokey QT and it worked. In the process, it (or maybe me) managed to mess up a lot of my home folder permissions which I had to fix (chmod -R) manually. It also broke Unity and lightdm which I had to restart from the command line. However, it's been working fine since then. The only gripe is that I haven't managed to make it autostart at log-in but that's minor. I'm probably not pointing the correct command to the autostart roster.
Closing the question.