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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:28 pm    Post subject: Announcing Autokey Reply with quote


Today autokey is avaible on the sunrise overlay. You can find it at app-misc/autokey-gtk

AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage collection of scripts, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these scripts allowing you to execute them on demand in whatever program you are using.

The core part of AutoKey is sending and receiving keyboard events via the X server. It supports multiple X interfaces and should therefore be compatible with virtually any version of Linux running an X server. Full unicode support is provided and it should in theory work with any keyboard layout.

KDE and GTK versions available, making AutoKey integrate well into any desktop environment
Write Python scripts to automate virtually any task that can be accomplished via the keyboard
Build-in code editor (using QScintilla in KDE or GtkSourceView2 in GTK)
Create phrases (blocks of text) to be pasted into any program on demand (uses the X selection)
Create collections of phrases/scripts in folders, and assign a hotkey or abbreviation to the folder to display a popup menu
Regular expressions can be used to filter windows by their title, to exclude hotkeys/abbreviations from triggering in certain applications
Scripts, phrases and folders can be attached to the tray icon menu, allowing you to select them without assigning a hotkey or abbreviation
AutoKey can track your usage patterns and present the most frequently used items at the top of the popup menu

I only test it on the x86 platform so if someone test in on the other platforms.

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