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Sending the Space key in Autokey

I'm trying to make an autokey script to send the date when I press the assigned hotkey. In the end Im hoping for it to look something like "September 20th, 2022". So far what I have is, ...
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How to use autokey to keymapping

I want to use autokey to map my mouse right click button to the V keyboard key I already use xbindkeys but it doesn't seems to work with minecraft. How do i assign right click to V.
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Enable autokey shortcuts on terminal on Ubuntu 22.04 [duplicate]

I just updated to Ubuntu 22.04 and I've encountered a problem with autokey: the shortcuts don't seem to work on the terminal. They work elsewhere, and it was working on 20.04 but now not anymore. I ...
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How to use autokey to keymapping?

I want to keymap my right_click_button to ctrl for gaming purpose. I try using it but it kinda messed up. Also the program crashes when i pressing the button to many times. I follow some random ...
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Can't get Autokey to work. I haven't been able to enter an abbreviation. Also, doesn't show icon after restart. Thanks

just installed Ubuntu 22.04 on HP laptop. Good bye Billy. Installed Autokey for Gnome. Has all the right stuff as shown by the reviewers and explainers. I can make entries in all appropriate fields, ...
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How to find a button's XY coordinates on screen and click at it?

I need to find a button's XY coordinates on screen using this button's image and then click at it. I can do this task on windows using AutoHotKey Image search. And I found out that ubuntu AutoHotKey ...
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Trying to transfer an auto hot script to Autokey but getting not defined

First I had a stroke so I learned to type from the middle of the keyboard with one hand. I use alt + k for example to hit return. Anyways this script I use for Windows Auto Hot Key. !f::Send, {Tab}// ...
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FreeRDP on Kubuntu: Autohotkey on remote, Autokey local

On my local machine (Kubuntu), I use Autokey. On the remote machine (Windows) I use Autohotkey. I have lots of shortcuts setup on both machines. When I'm on the server through FreeRPD and I use a ...
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Autokey Creating a Global Variable

In autokey, how can I create a global string variable that can be used by all scripts? You see, sometimes I need to change this string that I use in many scripts. When I do this, it is a lot of work ...
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Firefox 94 Broke My Hot Keys

In Kubuntu 20.04, I use autokey to create hotkeys that launch websites. Prior to Firefox 94, these hot keys had no difficulty launching pages, but now each time I try to launch a page I get this error:...
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Use AutoKey to open the terminal locally

I have just recently installed Autokey. The first thing I would like to do if to create a shortcut for openning the terminal in a folder. By hand this is achieved with Shift + F10 + E. In autokey I ...
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How to run autokey on startup in Ubuntu 20 (FF)?

I am running some keyboard shortcuts on autokey in Ubuntu 20.04. How can I run the service automatically on startup?
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How to hide the Autokey icon from Ubuntu top panel?

How is it possible to remove the icon of the AutoKey software on Ubuntu 20.04 from the top panel permanently? I have used the Icon Hider extension, but in the next restart, it shows up again.
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Can't map capslock key using AutoKey

My goal is to map CapsLock to Backspace. When I get to this point, pressing the CapsLock key doesn't do anything and will actually crash AutoKey.
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How to save autoKey settings?

I have installed AutoKey and remapped many keys. I want to save the settings so that in case I need to switch machines I can easily set up the new machine.
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AutoKey abbreviations alternative

What I would like: writing @m will write myemail@mail.com instead. Issue: autokey doesn't work well on that (you write @m, it will add myemail@mail.com and then remove two char leading to: @mmyemail@...
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Keyboard autorepeat not working (18.04)

Repeat keys functionality is not working, but auto-repeat is on: ▶ ~ $ xset q r Keyboard Control: auto repeat: on key click percent: 0 LED mask: 00000000 XKB indicators: 00: Caps ...
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How do I hold down left click in AutoKey

I'm using the latest autokey version. The github page only explains how to send a mouse click (i.e. press and release)
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How I can drag and drop with AutoKey script? or altenatives? (My right click is broken)

Please I need a code script for AutoKey or alternative. I speak Spanish. I need this because my right click is broken and I'm poor.
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Autokey-GTK is missing a typing cursor when I use Dark Themes

I hoping that someone here can advise a work-around for this bug I'm experiencing in autokey-gtk. When I use a dark theme, the phrase editor is missing its typing cursor. I see no settings to adjust ...
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Autokey gtk: how to copy current line to clipboard?

Anyone familiar with autokey-gtk that knows how to copy the entire line which my cursor is currently at? Or more specific: how to add the current line to the clipboard? I can make a script that paste ...
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How can I simulate Alt F4 using Autokey or another method

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 I just switched over to Linux and Autokey. In Autokey, I would like use Alt+X to send the Alt+F4 key stroke. I like to use this key stroke to automatically close or exit the most ...
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How do assign a new folder for scripts that Autokey recognizes?

I want to point autokey to a new folder containing scripts and having a hard time of it. How to get autokey to recognize the new folder and list the scripts inside the interface. I've tried using the ...
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Autokey setup.py script fails to recognize setuptools

I'm trying to install AutoKey so that I can use multiple keyboards for various macros. I have downloaded the zip file from the github page, and have extracted the contained folder. I tried to ...
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bind keyboard linux ubuntu

In windows, I used autohotkey to this work: When I press J + E it returns ↑. When I press J + D it returns ↓. When I press J + S it returns ←. When I press J + F it returns →. When I press J + K ...
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AutoKey - how do I make it send a message at an interval

How can one configure AutoKey in such a way that it can send a specific sentence in an interval of, say, 5 seconds? So, if I wanted to type "Hello!" in a game chat while I am AFK every 5 seconds, how ...
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How can autokey be scripted to close an active window?

I am writing a script for autokey and at one point I need autokey to close the active window and cannot find how to do this. I tried having autokey press the alt+f4 key combination from autokey but ...
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AutoKey question: How can I hold down a simulated keypress while holding down the key combination?

My laptop's Escape key recently got broken so I temporarily mapped it to Super + X using AutoKey via keyboard.fake_keypress("<escape>"). However, I found that this doesn't hold down the Escape ...
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Unable to run Autokey Ubuntu 18.04

I am relatively new to Linux/Ubuntu (so please take it easy on me) and I am trying to install Autokey to use the text expansion functionality. I have tried installing it from the instructions on the ...
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How to execute an xmodmap command on startup

I use Lubuntu 18.04. I'm trying to assign my keypad delete key to em dash permanently. AutoKey-GTK doesn't seem to be able to handle this for some reason. The xmodmap command works, but I'm having ...
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Remapping USB number keypad as text macros?

I bought a USB numberpad with the idea of programming some Autokey macros onto it. Using xev, however, I see that the system does not recognize any difference between its keys and those on my main ...
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How to setup AutoKey for text auto-completion

How do I setup AutoKey to get the following result? I type a word like ubu in a text editor A window opens with the suggestion ubuntu I can select ubuntu through TAB-key ubu gets replaced with ubuntu
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How can I install IronAHK on Ubuntu LTS 18.04?

I am trying to install Linux equivalent of Autohotkey on Ubuntu LTS 18.04. a) I have followed the following guide: Building IronAHK from source on Ubuntu I have tried these: sudo apt-get -y ...
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How to manipulate the keypress that applications recieve?

Basically what I want is to create a DIY alternative for autokey because it seems to be so buggy and I can't get it to work on my PC. What I want to know now is how I can receive a key combination and ...
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Can't get autokey to work

After installing autokey I tried to run it by: autokey-gtk But I got: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/autokey-gtk", line 20, in <module> from autokey.gtkapp ...
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How to make "x" act as mouse left click if scroll lock on?

I know this is possible with AutoHotKey but that isn't available on Ubuntu, unless you use Wine, but I want to try to get it working without Wine.
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Can't get Autokey to reassign ctrl+c to ctrl+j while using Dvorak

I'm in the process of switching to the Dvorak keyboard layout, and I'd like to reassign the common shortcuts so they remain where they were. It seems that Autokey has worked for a lot of people, but I ...
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Install Autokey-py3 on Ubuntu 17.04 running Gnome 3

I have been trying to successful install Autokey-py3 on Ubuntu 17.04 running Gnome 3 for three days. I have tried the methods described on Github (https://github.com/autokey-py3/autokey) to no avail. ...
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What are the mouse scripts for Autokey?

(Autokey's documentation is discontinued so i am posting here since it's a Linux software and there is no forum available) I use Autokey to create macros for games, but i haven't found in the ...
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How to click and drag a window using autokey?

I couldn't find anything on google.
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How to send alt + f7 key from autokey

I want to send alt+f7 keys from autokey. Following are the code samples which I tried: keyboard.send_keys("<alt>+<f7>") keyboard.send_key("<alt>+<f7>") keyboard.fake_keypress(...
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How to confgure capslock as a standalone key?

In Windows, you can use AutoHotKey to make Capslock a standalone key (say, binding it to 'escape') as well as a modifier (so that you can bind, say 'CapsLock + k', to launch a browser). I've tried ...
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Autokey (autokey-qt) not listening to key commands but works fine from mouse menu [duplicate]

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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