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  • AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D: Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu 23.04 Linux Performance
    On Linux, the more direct equivalent to AHK is the similarly named AutoKey. AHK itself is never going to be cross-platform, due to the low-level it interacts specifically with Windows, but AutoKey is the Linux equivalent, designed to interact low-level with Linux in a similar way to AHK on Windows. Source: about 2 months ago
  • Text expansion app for Linux
    I've seen people mention AutoKey but I've never used it myself: Source: 2 months ago
  • Ergonomic lefty for Chromebook, with a good middle-click?
    You can also try remapping mouse buttons. I use autohotkey to remap the middle clock to the right click. Autohotkey is windows only, but there is autokey which might help if you are a heavy middle click user like me. Source: 2 months ago
  • Macros for Linux? Like autoit, or automated mouse/keyboard presses.
    There's also Autokey, not Wayland compatible though. Source: 4 months ago
  • How do I type "Ñ and ñ"
    If you will be using these characters frequently, consider AutoKey. It is a desktop automation utility, and it works well for text substitution and text expansion. It can be installed through Software Manager. The version to install is Autokey-gtk. Source: 4 months ago
  • AutoHotkey v2 Official Release Announcement
    Many thanks. How do they compare with autokey? I haven't tried it properly, but it gets mentioned a lot. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • emacs has ruined my navigation in other apps
    I feel that! My first task in any new (Linux) environment is to set up Emacs keys just about everywhere I can. You can do that with GTK setting for some places, otherwise I like (there are some "emacs everywhere" settings floating around, I have some I think only locally I could share) or directly in a WM if you can. For instance, I have that set in StumpWM quite nicely, so... Source: 4 months ago
  • Simple question from complete noob
    AutoKey is probably the closest thing you've got to AutoHotkey on Linux. Source: 5 months ago
  • Keyboard bindings for dummies?
    If that didn't work, I'd probably look at a regular keyboard remapper and see if it detects the keypad. Something like maybe: Https:// Source: 5 months ago
  • Suggestions for a list of useful applications/tools to install for an RHEL 8 user workstation by default
    Espanso or Autokey-gtk to automate some of the most common phrases you might type. Source: 7 months ago
  • Has anyone only taught Linux at home to their kids rather than Windows?
    Take a look at AutoKey. You can easily make your own shortcuts for most things and that's just scratching the surface. Available in repos for most distros and at Source: 8 months ago
  • Any way to bind a character to a keyboard shortcut?
    I haven’t tried it personally but this is a option Source: 8 months ago
  • Is there anything like ahk for Linux?
    AutoKey: powerful, easy to configure, and most active. Biggest downside IMO is this scripting limitation. Source: 9 months ago
  • Can xbindkeys change bindings based on active window, like AutoHotKey?
    AutoKey is a close replica of AutoHotKey for Linux. It has many of AHK's features. Source: 12 months ago
  • xdotool key won't work with sxhkd
    I am trying to find an alternative to AutoKey for keyboard macros. I've seen some suggest sxhkd combined with xdotool, which is what I'm trying here. I want to implement macros whereby when I press alt + j,i,k,l it simulates left,up,down,right arrow keys respectfully. I have the contents of ~/.config/sxhkd/sxhkdrc as:. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Switching from macOS to Pop _OS
    Https:// My advice is to skip the last one unless you need something truly complicated and a config syntax that is just insane regardless of your level of complexity imo. Of course if you just want mac based keybinds to be done for you then use my kinto app. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Workers Are Using ‘Mouse Movers’ So They Can Use the Bathroom in Peace
    I used this about a decade ago, not sure it's still maintained - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Unicode entry
    Or try autokey and set up phrases or hotkeys to enter your symbols. (If you go that route, use the clipboard pasting method, because the built-in keyboard emulation doesn’t handle unicode keys well.) You can even bind those to the Factorio window, so that the trigger only inserts the symbol in Factorio and not in other applications. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is it possible to replace text while writing ?
    What you're looking for is called text expansion, for example this: Source: over 1 year ago
  • Mouse double-clicking, AHK.
    I found this with a quick DDG search: I have zero experience using it, but it looks like it has what you want. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Microsoft Makes Webcams Mandatory on Windows 11 PCs
    It’s your lucky day, Autokey is available on a lot of Linux distros directly in repos and is extremely similar. Source: almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of AutoKey

9 Best AutoHotkey Alternative Apps
AutoKey is also capable of serving the perfect text/ command insertion, depending on the type of application/ program you are using.
Autohotkey Alternatives and Similar Free Software
This software was previously named AutoKey Py3, and this one works fine with Linux and Windows 11. This software allows you to collect the scripts, and execute the programs as you need them.

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