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Downloads of v


Last Update:

07 Dec 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Lexikos


automation hotkeys scripting windows foss admin


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Downloads of v


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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install AutoHotkey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade AutoHotkey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall AutoHotkey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade autohotkey -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade autohotkey -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install autohotkey
    name: autohotkey
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'autohotkey' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller autohotkey
    Name     = "autohotkey"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'autohotkey':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 Dec 2022.


AutoHotkey is a free, open source macro-creation and automation software utility that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a custom scripting language that is aimed specifically at providing keyboard shortcuts, otherwise known as hotkeys.


  • Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks
  • Write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or a macro recorder
  • Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse
  • Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse
  • Essentially any key, button or combination can become a hotkey
  • Expand abbreviations as you type them
  • Retrieve and change the clipboard's contents
  • Convert any AHK script into an executable file that can be run on computers where AutoHotkey is not installed
  • Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces and menu bars
  • Automate data entry jobs by reading data from text files, XML, CSV, Excel and various database formats
  • Read signals from hand-held remote controls via the WinLIRC client script
  • Supports Component Object Model (COM)
  • Supports advanced programming constructs such as arrays, objects, hashtables, variadic functions etc.
  • DLL calls and Windows Messages
  • Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE).
  • Interactive debugging features
  • Much more ...

#Install-VirtualPackage 'autohotkey.portable' 'autohotkey.install'

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
AutoHotkey 8730 Friday, December 2, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 4329 Thursday, December 1, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 21490 Sunday, October 30, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 31131 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 34860 Sunday, June 5, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 19427 Friday, May 13, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 9432 Sunday, May 8, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 6463 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 15921 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 58436 Sunday, August 29, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 29723 Saturday, May 8, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 12549 Saturday, April 24, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 4993 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 16438 Sunday, March 14, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 6355 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 8388 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 43123 Friday, July 17, 2020 Approved
AutoHotkey 5053 Monday, July 13, 2020 Approved
AutoHotkey 8135 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Approved
AutoHotkey 39048 Sunday, November 24, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 14501 Monday, October 14, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 10620 Saturday, September 28, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 37445 Friday, April 5, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 2560 Monday, April 1, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 30255 Sunday, November 11, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 17473 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 15255 Saturday, June 2, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 3553 Friday, May 25, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 10953 Saturday, April 7, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 2108 Saturday, March 31, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 15263 Sunday, February 11, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 14674 Sunday, January 21, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 10907 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 1242 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 5148 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 4798 Saturday, January 6, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 4986 Monday, January 1, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 1159 Sunday, December 31, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 4681 Monday, December 25, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 22672 Sunday, July 16, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 3750 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 3048 Saturday, May 13, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 4888 Sunday, March 5, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 631 Saturday, March 4, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 2745 Friday, February 3, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 3337 Saturday, December 17, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2363 Saturday, November 19, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1941 Thursday, October 13, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 5057 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 943 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 485 Friday, May 20, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 509 Sunday, May 15, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2460 Sunday, March 27, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 650 Saturday, March 26, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1474 Saturday, March 12, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 436 Saturday, March 12, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2364 Sunday, January 24, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1022 Saturday, January 16, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2694 Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1849 Sunday, September 27, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1126 Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1780 Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 2041 Sunday, July 12, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 2133 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 677 Sunday, May 24, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1247 Friday, May 1, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1161 Sunday, April 12, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 876 Saturday, April 4, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 557 Friday, April 3, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 743 Saturday, March 28, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 849 Saturday, March 21, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 885 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 548 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 607 Sunday, March 8, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1365 Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1085 Sunday, January 25, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1084 Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 722 Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey 433 Sunday, December 28, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey 463 Saturday, December 27, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 2341 Sunday, September 28, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 837 Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 668 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 455 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 573 Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1020 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 736 Saturday, August 2, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 934 Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 711 Monday, June 30, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1244 Monday, May 5, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 742 Friday, April 25, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1273 Saturday, February 15, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 883 Thursday, January 30, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1029 Sunday, January 19, 2014 Approved
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