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Windows 7: Task Automation

24 Feb 2014   #1
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 
Task Automation

Hi

I'm looking for a software that can automate a couple of key strokes at start up of Windows - 7 64bit (something like programmable macro), any suggestions please, freeware would be nice but retail is a possibility


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24 Feb 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't know any Steph, but there may well be some.
I do know many keyboards have keys/combos that can be made to do your will.
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24 Feb 2014   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Snapfiles shows quite a few macro freewares:
Search for freeware and shareware downloads at SnapFiles.com

For programming it rather than just recording and playing back keystrokes and mouse clicks, you could try either AutoIt3 or AutoHotkey_L. AutoHotkey_L is a bit more powerful for hotkeys. But the syntax is more daunting than AutoIt3. AutoIt3 is very much like Basic. Both are free and have forums where you can post your scripts and ask for help.

AutoHotkey

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?

Both AutoHotkey and AutoIt use the Send command to send keys.

The one thing that is quite difficult is automating login though.
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24 Feb 2014   #4
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I don't know any Steph, but there may well be some.
I do know many keyboards have keys/combos that can be made to do your will.
OK thank you Gary


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Snapfiles shows quite a few macro freewares:
Search for freeware and shareware downloads at SnapFiles.com

For programming it rather than just recording and playing back keystrokes and mouse clicks, you could try either AutoIt3 or AutoHotkey_L. AutoHotkey_L is a bit more powerful for hotkeys. But the syntax is more daunting than AutoIt3. AutoIt3 is very much like Basic. Both are free and have forums where you can post your scripts and ask for help.

AutoHotkey

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?

Both AutoHotkey and AutoIt use the Send command to send keys.

The one thing that is quite difficult is automating login though.
MilesAhead thank you very much I will try each
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24 Feb 2014   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You are most welcome.
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24 Feb 2014   #6
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Started using AutoHotkey and its great !

Thank you MilesAhead

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25 Feb 2014   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You'll have lots of fun with it.
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25 Feb 2014   #8
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

I have automated a few functions already and find AutoHotkey a great program
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25 Feb 2014   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good news Steph, sorry I had no help.
Hmm, I wonder if you could automate making a wall/sig? Grab a couple of images, press some keys and voila!
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08 May 2014   #10
JohnnySanto

Windows 7
 
 

Hi all!
I can strongly suggest you domaxapps.com, it is something completely diferent. You can easily automate any task you want on your computer and sometimes it takes less than a minute to set up one complex and dynamic task on your PC. So far it saved me months of repetitive work!
Cheers
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