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Downloads of v


Last Update:

13 May 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Lexikos


automation hotkeys scripting windows foss admin


This is not the latest version of AutoHotkey available.

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Lexikos


This is not the latest version of AutoHotkey available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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'" --version="''" [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'" --version="''" 

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 https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

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.


There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 13 May 2017.


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.

You can use AutoHotkey to:

  • Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks.
  • You can 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.

You can also:

  • Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces and menu bars.
  • See GUI for details (you can use a Gui editor).
  • 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.
  • Use the Component Object Model (COM).
  • Use array/associative array/OOP (Objects).
  • Use variadic functions.
  • Use DLL calls and Windows Messages.
  • Use Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE).
  • Use interactive debugging features and 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 2.0.15 7 Thursday, May 16, 2024
Waiting for Maintainer
AutoHotkey 2.0.14 4 Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Waiting for Maintainer
AutoHotkey 1.1.37 9104 Sunday, July 2, 2023 Approved
AutoHotkey 100147 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 8812 Friday, December 2, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 4350 Thursday, December 1, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 21515 Sunday, October 30, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 31163 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 34897 Sunday, June 5, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 19457 Friday, May 13, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 9468 Sunday, May 8, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 6486 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 15947 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 58818 Sunday, August 29, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 29756 Saturday, May 8, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 13634 Saturday, April 24, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 5018 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 16473 Sunday, March 14, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 6381 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 8420 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 43166 Friday, July 17, 2020 Approved
AutoHotkey 5096 Monday, July 13, 2020 Approved
AutoHotkey 8176 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Approved
AutoHotkey 39099 Sunday, November 24, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 14549 Monday, October 14, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 10670 Saturday, September 28, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 37497 Friday, April 5, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 2589 Monday, April 1, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 30294 Sunday, November 11, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 17516 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 15299 Saturday, June 2, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 3596 Friday, May 25, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 10997 Saturday, April 7, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 2151 Saturday, March 31, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 15310 Sunday, February 11, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 14722 Sunday, January 21, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 10941 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 1295 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 5180 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 4830 Saturday, January 6, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 5021 Monday, January 1, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 1202 Sunday, December 31, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 4721 Monday, December 25, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 22720 Sunday, July 16, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 3788 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 3088 Saturday, May 13, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 4927 Sunday, March 5, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 676 Saturday, March 4, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 2781 Friday, February 3, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 3378 Saturday, December 17, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2408 Saturday, November 19, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1979 Thursday, October 13, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 5097 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 996 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 531 Friday, May 20, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 555 Sunday, May 15, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2499 Sunday, March 27, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 706 Saturday, March 26, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1521 Saturday, March 12, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 479 Saturday, March 12, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2420 Sunday, January 24, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1063 Saturday, January 16, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2751 Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1894 Sunday, September 27, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1166 Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1812 Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 2076 Sunday, July 12, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 2180 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 729 Sunday, May 24, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1297 Friday, May 1, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1205 Sunday, April 12, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 932 Saturday, April 4, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 608 Friday, April 3, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 783 Saturday, March 28, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 891 Saturday, March 21, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 925 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 588 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 656 Sunday, March 8, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1418 Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1133 Sunday, January 25, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1140 Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 774 Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey 484 Sunday, December 28, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey 502 Saturday, December 27, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 2398 Sunday, September 28, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 880 Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 717 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 500 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 614 Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1071 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 775 Saturday, August 2, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 982 Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 763 Monday, June 30, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1287 Monday, May 5, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 797 Friday, April 25, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1330 Saturday, February 15, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 930 Thursday, January 30, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1074 Sunday, January 19, 2014 Approved
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