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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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Using the last typed word in AutoKey

I am using AutoKey to create snippets like the ones allowed by UltiSnips in Vim. There are several shortcuts I'd like to make which just involve addition of one character to the last typed word, e.g....
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script for cancel click? AutoKey or alternative

is possible cancel mouse click with AutoKey script? Ej: if (Left_click_pressed) { do nothing } I have inverted the mouse controls, because the left one works badly and is pressed alone. ...
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Is there a way to make Autokey wait for an app to be started?

I'm currently starting an app with Autokey with the command system.exec_command("/path/to/app") and waiting for it with a predefined time.sleep() before other commands. But is there a better way to ...
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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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Saving remote files (FTP)

Kubuntu 18, KDE Plasma, Dolphin file manager. So I learned that I can work across FTP using Dolphin, and that's awesome. Double-click, file opens in code editor, changes are uploaded. When I save in ...
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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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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 the ...
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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?