I used Auto Hotkey software to make Shortcut keys that activates most of wanted things. And i would like to do something like that in ubuntu too. so my question is that How to install Autohotkey? Or is there an alternative for ubuntu?How to use it?

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You can use Autokey. You can find it in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

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    Is Autohotkey officially available for Ubuntu? Apr 14, 2015 at 5:07
  • I've searched it in Ubuntu software center. But it says no results found. i've searched so many similar keywords but nothing that I want. I want to make shortcut keys just as I can do in Windows, in autohotkey software. http://www.autohotkey.com/ And also I just want something like that. Alternatives are also enough. But it should have the qualities of Autohotkey Apr 14, 2015 at 5:09
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    Yes , it is there in Software center. Also you can download it from here code.google.com/p/autokey/downloads/list
    – Ali Malik
    Apr 14, 2015 at 5:10
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    The Ubuntu source package is autokey which contains the binary packages autokey-gtk, autokey-qt and autokey-common. To install it in Ubuntu you want to run sudo apt install autokey-gtk or sudo apt install autokey-qt. autokey-qt is only available up to and including Ubuntu 16.04, after that only autokey-gtk is available.
    – gene_wood
    Jan 16, 2019 at 18:59
  • The packages autohotkey-gtk and autohotkey-qt do not exist in the Ubuntu repositories (in Ubuntu 23.04) and do not exist in the Snap store.
    – Flimm
    May 26 at 14:07

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