AutoHotkey is a complementary program which can be used to initiate operations and automate tasks in Total Commander. AutoHotkey is a scripting language (kind of programming language) specifically designed to create hotkeys, which in AutoHotkey terminology means mouse, joystick and keyboard shortcuts.
Another notable feature is hotstrings (requires Windows NT/2000/XP or later). Hotstrings are basically the same as hotkeys except that they are triggered when a certain piece of text is typed. They are mainly used to automatically replace typed text with other texts but can be used to trigger any scripted action.
Getting started is not very hard. Just take a look at AutoHotkey's help file which is suited for beginners and advanced users as well and will help you to create your own scripts in no time.
Be aware that some AHK-Scripts with different versions of Windows do not work properly or possibly do not work at all.
- 1 How does it work?
- 2 Useful Scripts
- 3 Useful addons
- 4 External links
How does it work?
In order to make use of the following scripts you have to
- install AutoHotkey;
- save the script as WhateverYouLike.ahk (alternatively add it to the AHK autostart file AutoHotkey.ini);
- run it.
you compile the script with Ahk2Exe.exe (available in the zip-file at the AHK Download page). Thus you get a standalone exe-file you can run on each PC without Autohotkey installed. Disadvantage: You can't modify this compiled exe anymore.
User experience improvements
Menus and such
Help with Copy/Move/Pack/Download
Help with file panels
Help with Config
Help with the Clipboard
Integration with external tools
AutoHotkey: Copy and Paste of Exif via ExifTools (by Nikolay Cherkasov)
External (standalone) scripts
- AHKScript.org - Forum (English, German and Chinese)
- AHKScript.org - AutoHotkey Wiki (English)
- AutoHotkey.com - Forum (English and German)
- Discussion in the Total Commander forum about some differences between AutoIt and AutoHotkey.
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